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Glossary

ACEROLA CHERRY (ACEROLA)

The fruits of the Acerola cherry are rich in vitamin C. Moreover, it contains, to a lesser extent, vitamin A, vitamins of the B group and minerals. Vitamin C is essential for the correct functionality of the body: it helps several biochemical functions of the body and several enzyme systems. It is also essential for the collagen synthesis, it facilitates the absorption of iron and increases the activity of the immune system.

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ALDER BUCKTHORN (FRANGOLA)

It is a European plant, whose bark and branches are used in phytotherapy for their high content of anthraquinones. It has laxative effects. It stimulates intestinal peristaltic movements and reduces the water absorption in the colon, favoring evacuation. The use of this plant is not recommended under 12 years of age, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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ALFALFA

The Alfalfa is a valid tonic, it has good nutritive and re-mineralizing properties. It contains vitamins (the whole B complex, vitamin C, D, E and K), amino-acids and minerals. It helps against tiredness, asthenia, anemia and it strengthens nails and hair.

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ALGAE FUCUS (ALGA FUCUS)

The fucus (Fucus Vesiculosus) is an algae rich in trace elements, vitamins, minerals and bioavailable iodine. It acts in the metabolism, activating it, helping the cellular conversation and the disposal of toxins.  The use of fucus in weight-loss programs is particularly appropriate because it helps to lose weight and, at the same time, introduces in the body the elements that are useful to re-mineralize it.

(Termorosa) (Dialin) (Lipoben) (Fucoben

ALGAE SPIRULINA (ALGA SPIRULINA)

The spirulina is a freshwater alga that can be found in Mexican lakes. It is rich in proteins, amino-acids, carotenoids, essential trans fats and vitamins. It is useful as a tonic because it strengthens the body, thanks to its essential elements. It is also appropriate for weight-loss programs because it alleviate the hunger between meals, thanks to the proteins and the amino-acids.

(Trimin) (Dialin) (Hypergym

ALGAE WAKAME (ALGA WAKAME)

The wakame, whose scientific name is Undaria pinnatifida, is a brown algae of Eastern origin, rich in the carotenoid Fucoxantin. Recent studies have highlighted how this carotenoid can reduce the amount of white adipose tissue, which is located especially in the abdominal area, and stimulating the protein UCP1, it boosts the thermogenesis.

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ALOE FEROX

It is a plant of African origin, of which the leaves are used; from their external part is extracted a juice, rich in anthraquinone glycosides, especially aloin and barbaloin. It has a laxative effect. It stimulates peristaltic movements and decreases water absorption in the colon, supporting evacuation. The use under 12 years of age, during pregnancy or breastfeeding is not recommended.

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ALOE VERA GEL

It is a gelatinous fluid derived from the central part of the aloe leaf. It doesn’t contain any anthraquinones, that are responsible for the laxative properties of the Aloe ferox, but it is rich in polysaccharides, vitamins and amino-acids. The lyophilization process allows a concentration of 200 times of the solid part (removing only the water) and a total absence of preservatives. The aloe is very useful as a soothing and healing plant, for both external and internal use. It is also used for its adaptogen and immune-boosting effect.

(FitoAloe Viso) (Oxipalm Viso) (Oxipalm Corpo) (Triben lotion) (Crema acida15) (Crema acida8) (FitoAloe Corpo) (FitoArgilla maschera) (FitoEsfolia 3in1) (Coliben) (Exapel

ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID (ACIDO ALFA LIPOICO)

The alpha-lipoic acid is a co-enzyme that helps several reactions of the energy metabolism. It is a powerful antioxidant which is soluble in both aqueous liquids and fats, and for this reason it can act throughout the entire body, also in the brain. It preserves and increases the effects of other antioxidants, such as vitamin C and vitamin E. Moreover, it is involved in the synthesis of glutathione, facilitating detoxification processes and the neutralization of pollutants. It has also hypoglycemic  effects.

(Trimin) (Clafos 90) (Parben) (Clafos 200) (Metaglucid ®

ALTHEA (ALTEA)

The Althea is a plant rich in mucilage that stratify on the mucous membranes protecting them and facilitating their correct functioning. Moreover, it has a soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory effect and it helps against the cough. Its use is particularly appropriate for the irritations of the oropharyngeal mucosa and of the bronchi, and for respiratory diseases. 

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ANGELICA

The Angelica is a plant that is useful to reduce inflammations and spasms of the smooth muscles of the bowel and uterus. It also has eupeptic and stomachic effects, improving digestion and reducing gastric acidity. It is a mood enhancer and it helps against stressful situations. It improves circulation because it reduces blood pressure and increases blood flow to peripheral vessels. It helps the liver to use more oxygen, facilitating its activity.

(Coliben) (Exalinfa

ARTICHOKE (CARCIOFO)

The artichoke’s leaves, rich in polyphenols (caffeoylquinic acids), are widely used. The artichoke stimulates biliary secretion (choleretic activity), it favors liver function, facilitates cleaning and diuresis, thanks to the disposal of sodium, chlorine and urea. It improves digestion and act on the lipid turnover, lowering triglycerides and endogenous cholesterol.

(Parben) (Lipoben

ASH TREE (FRASSINO)

It is an arboreal tree spread throughout Europe. Its leaves contain flavonoids, coumarin, inositol, mannitol, organic acids, vitamin C, tannins and essential oils. It facilitates the disposal of uric acid, improves rheumatic symptomatology and facilitates intestinal transit. Moreover, it has anti-inflammatory effects.

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ASHWAGANDHA (WITHANIA SOMNIFERA)

The withania somnifera or Ashwagandha is a plant used for over 2000 years in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
It contains several alkaloids, steroidal lactones and amino-acids. It has an adaptogen effect, it increases the resistance to stress, focus and memory, it decreases anxiety and favors night’s rest.  It favors the body’s detoxification, boosts the immune system and it is an anti-inflammatory.

(Realplus) (Queenplus) (Exalinfa

ASPARGUS (ASPARAGO)

The asparagus is a plant that contains inulin, amino-acids, saponins and potassium salts. It has good nutritional values thanks to its low caloric intake and high mineral salts, vitamins and fiber intake. Moreover, it improves kidney cleaning and the diuretic activity. 

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ASTRAGALUS (ASTRAGALO)

L'Astragalo contiene numerosi principi attivi, quali glicosidi triperpenici, flavonoidi, polisaccaridi, steroli, aminoacidi e minerali. Nella medicina tradizionale cinese viene utilizzato come tonico dell'energia vitale. Ha un'azione immunostimolante, con un incremento della produzione di cellule del sistema immunitario, un'attività adattogena e tonica. Diminuisce l'invecchiamento cellulare, e stimola il fisiologico metabolismo cellulare. Facilita l'eliminazione di tossine dai reni e dal fegato. (Realplus) (Queenplus) (Exacor B) (Immunozeta ®

PLANTS AND ACTIVE PRINCIPLES