Health Benefits VALDENA INFUSIONS

N°1 GRAPEFRUIT (CITRUS DECUMANA)
The pulp and fruit have an appetite-suppressant and “fat-eating” effect. They also help combat constipation.
FUCUS (FUCUS VESICULOSUS)
Récolté à la main à marée basse, ses longs rubans (les thalles) contiennent en particulier de l’iode et de nombreux oligo-éléments. De plus, c’est un coupe faim naturelle et un stimulant métabolique qui peut aider à combattre l’obésité.
FUCUS (FUCUS VESICULOSUS)
Hand-harvested at low tide, its long fronds (thallus) contain in particular iodine and numerous trace elements. It is also a natural appetite-suppressant and a metabolic stimulant, which can help fight obesity.
N°2 FENNEL or “SWEET DILL” (FOENICULUM VULGARE)
Perennial Mediterranean plant, very rich in carotene, vitamin C and potassium. The seeds are reputed to promote weight loss and longevity. They are diuretic, carminative (relieve flatulence), anti-inflammatory and promote the production of breast milk. Do not overuse during pregnancy. The root is particularly diuretic and very effective in the case of water retention, urinary and prostate disorders. You will enjoy the aromatic and pungent taste of this plant (close to anise).
“CACTUS” (PRICKLY PEAR, OPUNTIA FICUS INDICA)
The flowers contain flavonoids and are astringent. They are traditionally used to treat digestive problems and prostate disorders.
STINGING NETTLE (URTICA DIOICA)
A concentrate of vitamins A and C and of minerals (in particular iron). Diuretic: from research, the root would appear to demonstrate the effectiveness of the root in hypertrophy of the prostate. Traditionally used against uric acid (gout, arthritis), rheumatism, heavy periods, it has a depurative, highly nutritive and fortifying effect.
N°3 MEADOWSWEET (FILIPENDULA ULMARIA)
A powerful diuretic, depurative, anti-toxin and anti-cellulite, the sacred plant of the Druids contains salicylic acid, which is used to produce aspirin. A remarkable anti-inflammatory and analgesic used, for example, against arthritis. Its fluidifying properties also reduce blood pressure. Unlike aspirin, it does not damage the gastric and intestinal mucous membranes. Meadowsweet reduces gastric acidity as well as acidity in all parts of the body (joint complaints). DO NOT USE IF INTOLERANT TO SALICYLATES (aspirin, etc.)
HARPAGOPHYTUM (HARPAGOPHYTUM PROCUMBENS)
This African plant is an anti-inflammatory (comparable to the action of cortisone). It is an analgesic as well as relieving the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism, with clinically proven effectiveness. It eases muscular pains, attacks of gout (uric acid), back pains and athrosis. It is also a tonic for the digestive system and the gall bladder.
N°4 GINGKO (GINKGO BILOBA)
The leaves of the oldest existing tree (about 200 million years) have been used in China since time immemorial. It is of undisputed effectiveness for improving blood circulation, particularly in the brain. It is therefore used to stimulate memory, concentration and capillary functions. A particularly effective anti-asthmatic as well as anti-inflammatory. Other equally important effects:
– hypertension
– Arteriosclerosis
– varicose veins
– Oedema
– Giddiness
– heavy legs, etc.
ROSEMARY (ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS)
highly is a general and cerebral stimulant (improves blood circulation). It is used for memory and concentration problems, to stimulate the libido, and as a tonic (convalescence, stress, asthenia, overwork, exhaustion, against colds, flu and headaches).
N°5 THYME (THYMUS VULGARIS)
The tonic and antiseptic properties of thyme make it an excellent remedy for respiratory illnesses and pulmonary infections. As an expectorant, it is also prescribed for benign infections of the throat and bronchi. It is also considered for asthmatic children as well as chills and coughs. In addition, it is used for people with worms. General tonic, as well as a physical and mental restorative and stimulant. Its definite, slightly pungent taste is much enjoyed. In its uncultivated form it is known as mother-of-thyme or wild thyme.
CINNAMON (CINNAMONIUM REGLANICUM)
In ancient times, cinnamon was used for religious rituals. It warms the organism and is recommended in the case of chills, colds and the flu, often in combination with ginger. It also stimulates blood circulation and the circulatory functions, relieves digestive problems (diarrhoea, nausea, etc.). To be used in convalescence (asthenia) and to promote the occurrence of menstrual periods. As an oestrogen stimulant, it is considered a female aphrodisiac.
COMMON ANISE (PIMPINELLA ANISUM)
The seeds, with a sweet and pungent flavour close to fennel, are carminative and promote digestion (flatulence, trapped gas, nausea), as well as relieving the indigestion linked to a nervous state. It relieves period spasms and related pain. Used widely to ease coughs, bronchitis, bronchial mucus and respiratory disorders. It promotes lactation and libido, and is said to act upon impotence.
N°6 APPLE (MALUS SPP)
Said to influence hypertension and cholesterol. Is a tonic, a digestive and hepatic stimulant. In the form of an infusion, used against pain generally and rheumatic pain in particular. Inter alia it contains pro-vitamin A and numerous minerals.
ORANGE (CITRUS ORANTIUM, SWEET ORANGE)
Originally from China, the orange (fruit and rind) mobilises “QI” and is an aid to digestion. Rich in vitamin C, it is a good anti-oxidant and has many properties. Excellent for preventing colds and feverish conditions.
GINSENG (PANAX GINSENG)
This root, with its earthy taste, close to that of parsley, and “humanoid” shape has been used for seven thousand years. It helps the body to resist attacks and acts when the body needs sleep. It has a stimulating effect, both physical and intellectual, on the young, while acting as a tonic for elderly people (anti-ageing). Considered as a male aphrodisiac and an effective anti-stress. To be taken both before and during the winter in order to strengthen the organism, and to be used in the case of convalescence. Note: genuine effect on glycaemia, cholesterol and arterial hypertension.
N°7 ECHINACEE (ECHINACEA PORPUREA)
Originating in America and used by the Indians, echinacea has remarkable antibiotic, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Thus it stimulates the immune defences. Highly effective before and during (and why not after) the winter to prevent or treat flu, colds, coughs and sore throats. Also used for skin problems and asthma. Today, the root is used more than the flower. .
DOG ROSE (ROSA CANINA)
A wild rose. The berries (rosehips) contain a great deal of vitamin C as well as A, B1, B2, P and K, plus many other highly useful constituents (anti-scurvy, anti-diarrhoea, anti-anaemia, etc.). Use before and during the winter, as well as during convalescence.
N°8 BLACKCURRANT (RIBES NIGRUM)
The fruit is very rich in vitamin C (4 to 8 times more than oranges), as well as in other vitamins, potassium, magnesium and calcium. They increase the immune system’s resistance and are an effective treatment for colds. Anti-inflammatory properties.
HIBISCUS
Generally used as a stimulant, but also against digestive disorders, stomach aches, as well as nervous disorders. The Chinese use hibiscus against headaches. Try: mixed with the peppermint infusion (12) and drunk cold.
N°9 LINDEN (TILIA VULGARIS)
Anti-spasmodic and sedative, it promotes relaxation and sleep, as well as countering stress, panic and palpitations. It acts as a depurative of the blood vessels and to prevent arteriosclerosis. Digestive properties. Preferably drunk lukewarm.
PEPPERMINT
Try (for taste and properties): Mix with verbena and lemon balm
N°10 LEMON VERBENA (LIPPIA CITRIODORA or ALOYSIA TRIPHYLLA)
Lemon-scented plant, long undervalued, lemon verbena has properties similar to those of lemon balm; both are calming and digestive. Has a slightly sedative effect, while acting at the same time as a stimulant. Effective against palpitations.
ORANGE BLOSSOM (CITRUS VULGARIS, BITTER ORANGE)
A sedative and anti-spasmodic, recommended for relieving nervous conditions, insomnia and palpitations. Try: mix this infusion with lime blossom, mint and possibly lemon balm.
N°11 LEMON BALM (MELISSA OFFICINALIS)
Also called citronella, the “elixir of life” with a sweet, lemon-scented taste has for many centuries been well-known for its effectiveness against depressive conditions, anxiety, nervousness, sleep disorders and palpitations. Ongoing research is examining its action on herpes and the thyroid. Also ideal for digestive disorders related to anxiety as a result of its carminative and anti-flatulent properties. It is also anti-spasmodic. Thirst-quenching in the summer, melissa (from the Greek for bee) has properties close to those of royal jelly and honey.
INDIAN LEMON GRASS (CYMBOPOGON CITRATUS)
Also called Indian verbena, true lemon grass or Asian lemon grass; it contains citral and citronellal, which are two sedatives. This lemon-scented, pungent plant can be used to treat digestive disorders and reduces cramp and flatulence. Try mixed with mint. It is excellent.
N°12 PEPPERMINT (MENTHA PIPERITA)
The Egyptians, the Assyrians and the Hebrews all used peppermint. Excellent for the digestive system, stimulates the secretion of gastric juices and bile. A carminative, it provides relief from nausea, trapped gas, flatulence and colitis, as a result of the menthol it contains. A refreshing plant, it is a good general tonic and even an aphrodisiac. Not to be given to babies, limit consumption for children and nursing mothers. Try out according to your own taste with infusions 8-10-11-13-14.
N°13 DANDELION (TARAXACUM OFFINICIALIS)
Dandelion root is a mild laxative. Its action on the liver promotes the elimination of toxins by the kidneys: it is an excellent depurative and diuretic. Excellent for rheumatic problems.
LIQUORICE (GLYCYRRHIZA)
One of the most commonly prescribed medicinal plants, it has a laxative effect, relieves gastritis and ulcers, as well as lung conditions and arthritis. Said to be a good female aphrodisiac (affects oestrogens). Do not take if undergoing digoxin-based treatment. Try: mix this infusion with the peppermint infusion
N°14 CHAMOMILE (CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA, MATRICARIA CHAMOMILLA)
German or wild chamomile is prescribed for abdominal pain, as well as digestive, gastric and colic disorders. It contains a constituent which is highly effective against nervous strain, muscular pain and painful periods. It promotes children’s sleep (it has a gentle action) and restores their appetite. Furthermore, it would appear to be highly effective against migraine and to have a health benefits on blood pressure. It has a distinct delicate taste similar to that of apple. Children: from 2 years and up. Try with honey or with the peppermint infusion (12). In winter: mix with a cinnamon infusion (3-4-5-7-8-11-16).
 
N°15 SAGE (SALVIA OFFICINALIS)
A general stimulant and a digestive tonic. Sage regularizes menstrual cycles and regulates perspiration. It is also an excellent remedy for menopausal disorders (such as hot flushes). An excellent remedy for asthma, “salvia” (from the Latin “to cure”) is an antiseptic and astringent. It treats sore throats and ulcers, and is a gentle antidiarrhoeal. Its taste has a camphor flavour to it. To use for a 2-3 month period of treatment (no more).
FENUGREEK (TRIGONELLA FOENUM GRAECUM)
Very rich in alkaloids, vitamins A and C, phosphorus and calcium. The seeds are recommended for convalescents, and at the same time are considered to expedite birth and lactation. Fenugreek is used in Asian medicine as an aphrodisiac (as well as to treat premature ejaculation). It is a good remedy for painful periods. Positively influences diabetes. Not recommended during pregnancy, or for insulin-dependent people.
Déconseillée pendant la grossesse et aux insulinodépendances.
N°16 ST. JOHN’S WORT (HYPERICUM PERFORATUM)
Studies have shown St. John’s wort to ease moderate nervous depressions. It has a tonic effect on anxiety conditions (stress, insomnia) – “it improves mood and raises spirits”. Unlike anti-depressants, it does not create dependence, nor does it depress libido – on the contrary. Use as a liver and biliary tonic, as well as to treat period- and menopause-related disorders. Avoid before exposure to the sun.
GINGER (ZINGIBER OFFICINALE)
Used in Asia since time immemorial. Highly effective in cases of indigestion, nausea and motion sickness. Improves blood circulation and relieves respiratory disorders (coughs) and colds. Well-established reputation as an aphrodisiac.
N°29 Green MATE of BRESIL
« The drink of the Gods » is very rich in vitamines, minerals and chlorophyl.
At the same time relaxing and regenerating.
Support elimination and thinning. Little cafeine.