Cistus preparations have been used in Europe for many centuries, especially in the Mediterranean region. Both the leaves and the flowers were traditionally prepared as a flavourful tea. Cistus is particularly rich in valuable polyphenols, essential oils and glycosides.
Oats are alkaline and contain several potent phytochemicals such as flavonoids, triterpene saponins including avenacins and avenacosides, silicic acid, gramine, coumarins and beta glucans as well as numerous amino acids, minerals and trace elements.
Hops' effects (Humulus lupulus) have been known in European herbalism for centuries. The active ingredients are concentrated in the resin of the female flowers' hop cones. These include bitter compounds, essential oil and a broad spectrum of flavonoids and proanthocyanidins.
The coriander plant (Coriandrum sativum) is also called the "herb of longevity" in Chinese tradition. The fruits (seeds) and leaves also differ in their areas of action and application due to their individual ingredient profiles of antioxidants, essential oils and tannins.
Organic Lemon Balm
The lemon balm plant (Melissa officinalis) belongs to the mint family and has a long tradition of use. It contains a large number of aromatic compounds, which contribute to its refreshing, citrus taste. Lemon balm also contains a high amount of tannins, bitter compounds, saponins and vitamin C.