Ginger is related to curcuma. Here, the rootstock is also used, whose pungent lemon smell is unmistakable. This spice also has anti-inflammatory, tumor-inhibiting, digestive and anti-rheumatic properties. Furthermore, it can lower blood lipid levels, has a defensive, antibacterial and antiviral effect.
The small, woody herbs are rich in essential oil. Coriander herbs have a wonderful digestive, flatulence-reducing effect. They are even slightly hypoglycemic, promote bile function and the secretion of important digestive enzymes from the pancreas. Furthermore, coriander has a wonderful supportive effect on nerves, ensuring a balanced psyche and it even have a strong toxin-binding properties.
Caffeine is not only contained in coffee or tea. It is found in numerous plants as a natural protection against insects. In the human body, caffeine acts as a psychoactive substance that leads to excitation of the central nervous system. Reduced coffee consumption relieves symptoms such as bloating, weight gain, abdominal cramps, headaches, irritability, depression, fatigue or anxiety.
The shiitake mushroom is one of the most consumed edible mushrooms worldwide. Shiitake is a traditional and most valued culinary vegetable. It is rich in precious vitamins, vitally important phyto nutrients, minerals, trace elements and essential amino acids. Most interesting is a group of ingredients called polysaccharides. They are held responsible for the numerous positive and health effects. A diet with shiitake supports the human organism in every aspect of health.
Green tea is one of the most studied foods in recent years. The Japanese national drink is considered a fountain of youth with seemingly inexhaustible health potential, especially in Asia. While the natural ingredients of green tea have already been extensively investigated by cancer research, the findings on the antioxidant effect of secondary plant substances on the brain are only gradually coming out of the laboratories and reaching the public – and confirming what the Japanese and even the ancient Greeks have long known!
Chinese caterpillar fungus is one of the best known remedial mushrooms is the cordyceps, also called caterpillar mushroom. Studies have shown that Cordyceps strengthens the immune system, can balance mentally and helps with arthrosis pain. At the same time, it also increases general performance, which makes it particularly interesting for athletes. Another secret also lies in the support of potency and libido.
Piperine, an active ingredient in black pepper, uses a special mechanism to increase the absorption of curcumin (the main active ingredient in curcuma) from the intestine. In addition, piperine stimulates the blood circulation in the intestinal mucosa and thereby improves the absorption and removal of numerous other micronutrients.
Coenzyme Q10 is considered an anti-aging agent, a charming fighter against wrinkles. Q10 is produced in the body itself and is needed for energy production. Q10 also activates the immune system, supports the heart and nerves and even boosts fat burning.
Reishi is another Asian mushroom that has similar characteristics to shiitake. It is also a traditional food in the asian cuisine since many centuries. Shiitake mushrooms in addition, it have numerous positive effects on sleep, nerve health, even the menopause, joints and even the skin and lungs.
Guaraná, a liana from the Amazon rainforest, is known as the most caffeine-rich plant of all. The Indians of South America have been using it for centuries for its energy-giving properties.