Herbs and fruit

Main Properties

  • Pungent
  • Thirst quenching

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Pleasant tart taste and naturally rich in vitamin C, it is known as "West Indian cherry" even if it grows wild in Central and South America, especially in Brazil and Puerto Rico. It resembles the European cherry, but inside it has wedges.

Main Properties

  • Scented
  • Refreshing 

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The apple is native to Central Asia and is very old. It is thought to date back to the Neolithic Age. It is a fruit popular for its sweetness and is cultivated worldwide, reaching thousands of varieties.

Main Properties

  • Antioxidant

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Artichoke contributes significantly to improving the function of the liver and gallbladder. This plant also has a positive antioxidant action that aids in the protection of the cells of our body, in particular those of the liver.

Main Properties

  • Diuretic: promotes the activity of physiological functions that allow for the elimination of excess fluid retained within the body's tissues

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Useful in promoting the natural processes of diuresis, and as an aid in the treatment of rheumatic disorders and cellulite.

Main Properties

  • Relaxing
  • Sweet

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Very popular fruit from the temperate zones of central Europe to the hot climes of the Mediterranean and Middle East, these grapes have a pleasantly sweet and very satisfying flavour.

Main Properties

  • Vasoprotective: helps make capillaries more toned and elastic, thereby favouring blood flow at the peripheral level

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Useful for hypertension and capillary fragility.

Main Properties

  • Spasmolytic: facilitates the elimination of abdominal cramps
  • Carminative: helps expel intestinal gas
  • Eupeptic: aids digestion
  • Antimicrobial: facilitates the disinfectant and antiseptic action of the skin and mucous

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Useful for indigestion, bloating, flatulence and to lessen the sense of fullness.

Main Properties

  • Healing
  • Vasoprotective: helps make capillaries more toned and elastic, thereby favouring blood flow at the peripheral level


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Useful for venous insufficiency, varicose veins and phlebitis, and to treat sores, wounds, venous and arterial ulcers.

Main Properties

  • Diuretic: promotes the activity of physiological functions that allow for the elimination of excess fluid retained within the body's tissues
  • Stimulates gastric motility

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Useful for problems with digestion, loss of appetite and to lessen the sense of fullness.

Main Properties

  • Refreshing
  • Antispasmodic
  • Cleansing

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In folk medicine it has always been considered useful for regularising irregular menstruation.

Main Properties

  • Diuretic: promotes the activity of physiological functions that allow for the elimination of excess fluid retained within the body's tissues

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Useful for promoting the natural processes of diuresis. In folk medicine it is also used as an astringent (in gargles and mouthwashes) and as a scalp tonic.

Main Properties

  • Digestive: promotes the secretion of gastric juices
  • Carminative: helps expel intestinal gas
  • Aperitive: stimulates the appetite

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Useful for troubles with digestion and lack of appetite.

Main Properties

  • Diuretic: promotes the activity of physiological functions that allow for the elimination of excess fluid retained within the body's tissues
  • Eupeptic: aids digestion
  • Stomatal: good for the stomach
  • Purifying: facilitates detoxification of the liver

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Useful to promote the natural processes of purification and diuresis. In folk medicine it is also used as a mild laxative and to soothe skin inflammations.

Main Properties


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Main Properties

  • Antibacterial and antiseptic, promoting the body's natural defences


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Useful for respiratory infections, colds, tonsillitis and phlegm.

Main Properties

  • Diuretic: promotes the activity of physiological functions that allow for the elimination of excess fluid retained within the body's tissues
  • Antineuralgic
  • Sudorific

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Useful for promoting the body's natural purification processes and for colds with fever and aches.

Main Properties

  • Expectorant: favours the expulsion of tracheal and bronchial secretions blocking the airways
  • Balsamic and soothing: has a good softening action on the oropharyngeal mucosa
  • Hypoglycaemic agent: helps reduce blood sugar


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Provides help with airways affected by winter illnesses. Traditionally used for cooling.

Main Properties

  • Spasmolytic: facilitates the elimination of abdominal cramps
  • Carminative: helps expel intestinal gas
  • Aperitive: stimulates the appetite
  • Eupeptic: aids digestion

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Useful for problems with digestion, flatulence and to lessen the sense of fullness.

Main Properties

  • Aperitive: stimulates the appetite
  • Eupeptic: aids digestion

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Useful for problems with digestion, flatulence, lack of appetite and to lessen the sense of fullness.

Main Properties

  • Antioxidant
  • Immunostimulant

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The Ministry of Health includes the goji in the list of usable plant extracts as an "antioxidant" supplement. In fact, goji berries have salutary effects for our body due to the presence of antioxidant substances like vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and other constituents having a protective action.

Main Properties

  • Intense flavour
  • Thirst quenching

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It is thought to have an oriental origin, arriving via the Silk Road, and in Europe it was long used only as an ornamental plant. Its pleasantly bitter taste began to be appreciated in the 1800s.

Main Properties

  • Expectorant and weakly antibacterial: favours the expulsion of tracheal and bronchial secretions blocking the airways
  • Spasmolytic: facilitates the elimination of abdominal cramps
  • Carminative: helps expel intestinal gas
  • Stomatal: good for the stomach

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Useful in case of troubles with digestion and inflammation of the airways.

Main Properties

  • Diuretic: promotes the activity of physiological functions that allow for the elimination of excess fluid retained within the body's tissues
  • Lipolythic: facilitates the consumption of fat deposits for energy

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With regard to stress, folk medicine suggests its use to combat insomnia and migraines.

Main Properties

Tonic and stimulant, very similar to coffee, guarana being more rich in caffeine and tannin.

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Useful as an aid in weight control diets. Traditionally used in states of fatigue, stress and during convalescence.

Main Properties

  • Relaxing and calming
  • Regulators of cardiac activity, helping to reduce the heart rate and blood pressure


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Useful to counteract hypertension, palpitations, insomnia and states of anxiety.

Main Properties

  • Antibacterial: helps prevent bacterial infections
  • Stimulates gastric motility

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Helps promote diuresis, prevents and fights colds and circulation problems.

Main Properties

  • Calming
  • Induces sleep

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Useful for anxiety and sleep disorders.

Main Properties

  • Diuretic: promotes the activity of physiological functions that allow for the elimination of excess fluid retained within the body's tissues


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Useful for promoting the natural processes of diuresis.

Main Properties

  • Calming

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Useful for anxiety and insomnia

Main Properties

  • Calming
  • Carminative: helps expel intestinal gas

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Provides help with insomnia due to nervousness and agitation, and functional disorders of the gastrointestinal region. In folk medicine the preparations based on lemon balm are also used to fight winter illnesses (as it is sudorific, soothing, invigorating) and for circulatory disorders ( "nervous palpitations", "migraines").

Main Properties

  • Refreshing
  • Scented

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Fruit typical of Mediterranean climates, the lemon is harvested in the winter months. Its aroma is one of the most used in pastry and its acidic nature helps with digestion.

Main Properties

  • Expectorant: favours the expulsion of tracheal and bronchial secretions blocking the airways
  • Laxative
  • Antispasmodic: facilitates the elimination of kidney and intestinal spasms

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Useful for ulcers, colitis, constipation and inflammation of the airways.

Main Properties

  • Calming
  • Slightly sedative

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With regard to stress, folk medicine suggests its use to combat insomnia and migraines.

Main Properties

  • Scented
  • Delicate

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A native of southern China with a clear and juicy pulp and a consistency similar to that of grapes, with a sweet flavour reminiscent of strawberries and muscat grapes, the lychee has always been one of the most popular exotic fruits.

Main Properties

  • Expectorant: helps expel tracheal and bronchial secretions blocking the airways
  • Emollient: helps to decongest and soothe inflamed and irritated tissues

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Good for irritations of the oropharyngeal mucosa and coughing. In popular medicine it is used for the treatment of wounds and ulcers.

Main Properties

  • Refreshing
  • Aromatic

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A popular fruit in hot climates in many countries of the world where it is present in different varieties. It is harvested in the winter months and has a juicy, sweet pulp, enjoyed for its refreshing properties.

Main Properties

  • Sweet
  • Aromatic

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The Mango has Indian origins and is considered a sacred fruit for the Hindus, appearing as an ornament in their temples. India is the largest producer of this fruit, introduced there in the fourth century BC, and then from the tenth century it spread to Africa. The mango is produced in all tropical areas, and today is also easily found on the Italian market thanks to some major production sites in Calabria and Sicily. It is a fruit that can be found year round.

Main Properties

  • Purifying: facilitates detoxification of the liver

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Helps promote natural detoxification processes of the body and protects the liver.

Main Properties

  • Spasmolytic: facilitates the elimination of abdominal cramps
  • Carminative: helps expel intestinal gas
  • Eupeptic: aids digestion

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Useful for troubles with digestion. Traditionally used as a flavouring.

Main Properties

  • Diuretic: promotes the activity of physiological functions that allow for the elimination of excess fluid retained within the body's tissues

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Useful for promoting the natural processes of diuresis.

Main Properties

  • Sweet
  • Exotic

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Papaya is a fruit typical of South America, known and liked for its sweetness. It has continuous flowering and maintains both flowers and fruit on its branches at the same time.

Main Properties

  • Relaxing and calming
  • Antispasmodic: facilitates the elimination of spasms

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Useful in cases of nervousness, insomnia and anxiety.

Main Properties

  • Refreshing
  • Sweet

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The peach tree is native to China, where it was considered a symbol of immortality, and whose flowers have been celebrated by many poets. There are many varieties of peach: from smooth peel to the more velvety, from yellow, juicy pulp to white and exquisitely sweet.

Main Properties

  • Refreshing
  • Scented

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Typically grown in tropical countries, pineapple recalls summer relaxation. Its pleasantly sweet flavour provides a feeling of freshness.

Main Properties

  • Scented
  • Sweet

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The plum is popular thanks to its sweetness. Cultivated throughout the world, there are varieties coming from Asia, Europe or North America. It is harvested from June to October, up to five times per year.

Main Properties

  • Sweet
  • Aromatic

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Cultivated in the Mediterranean areas of Europe and Asia, but also in North America. Its flowers and seeds are red in colour, its fruit has the shape of an apple and a pleasantly sweet and refreshing taste

Main Properties

  • Soothing
  • Helps to counteract menstrual discomfort


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Has proven useful for combating haemorrhagic situations.

Main Properties

  • Refreshing
  • Pungent

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Raspberry blooms in spring and matures in late summer, growing in the woods and in bushes of temperate zones. Its tart sweetness makes it very refreshing.

Main Properties

  • Pungent
  • Refreshing

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Fruit typical of the Alps, an area from which it has spread to the temperate zones and Northern Europe. Currants have a sour taste mitigated by a pleasant and refreshing sweetness.

Main Properties

  • Laxative
  • Stomatal: good for the stomach

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Useful for constipation.

Main Properties

  • Diuretic: promotes the activity of physiological functions that allow for the elimination of excess fluid retained within the body's tissues.
  • Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.

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Useful for promoting the natural processes of diuresis and for Vitamin C deficiency and feverish colds.

Main Properties

  • Refreshing 

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Fruit typical of Mediterranean climates, the flavour of seabuckthorn is pleasantly sweet and provides a feeling of freshness.

Main Properties

  • Laxative
  • Stimulates bowel motility

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Useful for constipation.

Main Properties

  • Refreshing
  • Scented

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While everyone thinks that the strawberry is a fruit, it is actually a collection of flowers. The yellow seeds are the real fruits of the strawberry. Strawberry is available in almost all countries having a temperate climate, and is present throughout the world in many varieties.

Main Properties

  • Vasoprotective: helps make capillaries more toned and elastic, thereby favouring blood flow at the peripheral level

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Useful in disorders associated with chronic venous insufficiency, like pain and heaviness in the legs, night cramps in the calves, itching and swelling.

Main Properties

  • Laxative
  • Thirst-quenching and refreshing

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Useful for constipation.

Main Properties

  • Expectorant: favours the expulsion of tracheal and bronchial secretions blocking the airways
  • Antibacterial: helps prevent bacterial infections
  • Spasmolytic: facilitates the elimination of bronchial spasms

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Proven useful for the symptoms of bronchitis and whooping cough and inflammation of the airways.

Main Properties

  • Purifying: facilitates detoxification of the liver
  • Eupeptic: aids digestion
  • Carminative: helps expel intestinal gas
  • Aperitive: stimulates the appetite

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Useful for troubles with digestion and biliary colic.

Main Properties

  • Soothing, calming and sleep-inducing

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Useful for nervousness, difficulties in falling asleep, gastrointestinal cramps due to anxiety.

Main Properties

  • Expectorant and weakly antibacterial: favours the expulsion of tracheal and bronchial secretions blocking the airways.
  • Eupeptic: aids digestion.

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Useful for problems with digestion and inflammation of the airways. Useful in case of troubles with digestion and inflammation of the airways.

Main Properties

  • Analgesic

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Helpful in countering feverish illnesses, rheumatic disorders, headaches and insomnia.

Main Properties

  • Choleretic
  • Antibacterial
  • Astringent
  • Spasmolytic

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Yarrow is frequently used as a haemostatic, and for menstrual disorders and hyperhidrosis.

Main Properties

  • Lipolythic: facilitates the consumption of fat deposits for energy
  • Diuretic: promotes the activity of physiological functions that allow for the elimination of excess fluid retained within the body's tissues
  • Tonic and stimulant

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Useful as an aid in weight-loss diets and in cases of mental and physical fatigue.

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