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Chamomile

Camomille MatricaireChamomile /Matricaria Recutita
4,00 € / 20 g
Dried flowers
Origin: Auvergne, France

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Camomile has a long history of human use. Both Egyptians and Greeks, as well as Romans have mentioned this plant in the pharmacopoeia of antiquity.
Relax and let yourself be carried away by this flowery infusion!

Use and advices:

Infusion

Infuse 1 tablespoon of dried leaves per teacup and let them steep in 90-100ºC water for about 7-8 minutes before enjoying. We always recommend drinking herbal infusions in slow sips.

1-3 cups / day.

Precautions: 

  • Chamomile is not suitable for persons allergic to plants in the Asteraceae family .

Sage

SaugeSage /Salvia Officinalis
3,40 € / 20 g
Dried leaves
Origin: Auvergne, France

 

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Who has not already heard the old folk saying “Who has sage in his garden, does not need a doctor”? This plant, used by the ancient peoples of Egypt as well as by the Romans and Greeks, is still cultivated in many gardens of monasteries.

Use and advices:

Infusion

Infuse 1 tablespoon of dried leaves per teacup and let them steep in 100ºC water for about 8-10 minutes before enjoying. We always recommend drinking herbal infusions in slow sips.

1-3 cups/day.

Precautions: 

  • More than two weeks of consecutive use of sage is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before using sage if you are taking anticoagulant medicine.
  • Respect the recommended intake.

Sweet woodruff

AspéruleSweet woodruff /
Galium Odoratum
4,50 / 15 g
Dried aerial flowered part
Origin: Auvergne, France

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With its unique taste, this plant is the essential ingredient in the production of the famous drink “maitrink” (“May drink” in Luxembourgish).
Also called “Mater Silvarum”, mother of the forests, the woodruff has a long history of human use, and is mentioned in the literature for the first time in 854 by the Benedictine monk Wandalbert of Prüm.

Use and advices:

Infusion

Infuse 1 tablespoon of dried sweet woodruff per cup, let steep at 70-80 ° C for 7-8 minutes before enjoying. We always recommend drinking herbal infusions in slow sips.

1-3 cups / day.

Precautions:

  • Follow recommended intake.
  • Sweet woodruff is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Avoid use if you are under treatment for bleeding disorders.

Chocolate mint

Menthe ChocolatMint Chocolate /
Mentha x piperita citrata
3,70 € / 20 g
Aerial part
Origin: Auvergne, France

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The chocolate mint is a variety of peppermint with a slight hint of chocolate. Its minty flavor is pronounced and some also find it reminding of the famous English chocolate “After Eight”.
An infusion of chocolate mint suits well after your meal, and its refreshing taste is also particularly appreciated when under covers fighting a cold.

Use and advices:

Infusion

Infuse 1 tablespoon of dried chocolate mint per teacup and let it steep in 90-100ºC water for about 7-8 minutes before enjoying. We always recommend drinking herbal infusions in slow sips.

1-4 cups / day

Precautions: 

  • Follow recommended intake.
  • We do not recommend using mint chocolate for children under 5 years of age.
  • The use of chocolate mint is not recommended for people who have high blood pressure, or who have severe liver problems, or gall bladder.
  • Consult your doctor if you are under treatment before using chocolate mint on a daily basis.

Linden

TilleulLinden/ Tilia Platyphyllos
3,00 € / 15 g
Flowers
Origin: Auvergne, France

 

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It is in June that the linden trees offer us their fragrant and enchanting flowering period. Its mild flavor, perfumed with hints of honey is often appreciated as an evening brew. Known and used since antiquity, linden continues to be a classic herbal infusion appreciated by all generations.

Use and advices:

Infusion
Infuse about fifteen flowers per liter of water, at 80-90 ° C, and let steep for 4-5 minutes before enjoying. We always recommend drinking herbal infusions in slow sips.

1-3 cups / day

Precautions: 

  • Follow recommended intake.
  • Do not let the linden steep for too long. It oxidizes which can cause gastric discomfort.

Winter Savory

SarrietteWinter Savory / Satureja Montana
3,20 € / 20 g
Leaves, areal parts
Origin: Auvergne, France

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The Winter Savory is a plant that has been as much praised as rejected throughout history. Its Latin name, “Satureja”, indicates an origin related to the satyrs of Greek mythology, devine creatures known for their sexual vigor. Discarded from the pharmacology and classified as a “herb of the Devil” in the Middle Ages, because of its aphrodisiac virtues, it was later accepted again by the Benedictine of St. Hildegard who spoke of its many vertues in the treaty of medicine “Causae and Curae “. Since then it has been as frequently used for infusions like as a culinary condiment.

Use and advices:

Infusion
Infuse 1 tablespoon of Winter Savory per tea cup, and let it steep in 80ºC water for 7-8 minutes before enjoying. We always recommend drinking herbal infusions in slow sips.

1-3 cups / day

Precautions:

  • Winter Savory has coagulant properties due to its content in vitamin K. Avoid if you use anticoagulants.
  • Follow recommended intake.

The availability of the plants that we propose can vary during the year, as nature itself changes with the season, and our stock. If you require large quantities, please contact us in advance.

Nasturtium

CapucineNasturtium / Tropaeolum Majus
3,90 € / 20g
Dried leaves
Origin: Auvergne, France

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Nasturtium, or Indian cress as it was called in earlier days, can often be seen forming brightly colored blossoms in many gardens of Europe. It is originally from South America, and the Peruvians have used the leaves in infusions since several hundreds of years. The plant is also used in Ayurvedic medicine.

Use and advices:

Infuse 1 teaspoon of Nasturtium per teacup and let it steep in 70-80ºC water, for about 7 minutes before enjoying. We always recommend drinking herbal infusions in slow sips.

1-3 cups / day

Precautions: 

  • Follow recommended intake and do not over consume. Overconsumption can cause intestinal and/or kidney irritation.

The availability of the plants that we propose can vary during the year, as nature itself changes with the season, and our stock. If you require large quantities, please contact us in advance.

Elder

SureauElder/ Sambucus Nigra
3 € / 20g
Dried flowers
Origin: Auvergne, France

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This tree could be recognized even with your eyes closed, just rub the fragrant flowers between your hands and your nose will tell you that it is the Elder tree you are standing in front of. The many legends surrounding this tree witness about its very long history of use, many of them implying medical properties.

Use and advices:

Infuse 2 tablespoons of dried elder per teacup and let it steep in 70-80ºC water for about 7 minutes before enjoying. We always recommend drinking herbal infusions in slow sips.

1-3 cups / day

Precautions:

  • Do not use Elder during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Elder is not recommended for children.
  • In case of diabetes, Elder might interact with insuline treatment.
  • Elder can increase the activity of diuretic medicine.
  • Follow recommended intake and do not over consume.

Harvesting advice:

Elder is harvested when it is in full flower, usually in the end of spring to early summer. Be aware of its strong scent that can cause discomfort for some. Harvest on a dry and warm day, and always in clean areas. As with all wild plant harvesting, make certain of your identification of the plant prior to collecting and consuming.


The availability of the plants that we propose can vary during the year, as nature itself changes with the season, and our stock. If you require large quantities, please contact us in advance.

 

Blackberry

RonceBlackberry / Rubus Fructicosus
3 € / 20g
Dried leaves
Origin: Auvergne, France

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Traditionally used by the Native American Indians, the blackberries are known to man ever since the middle ages. In China it was common to lightly ferment the leaves and make a tea-like brew, and today we keep the tradition living by enjoying the dried leaves in infusions.

Use and advices:

Infusion
Infuse 1-2 tablespoons of dried Blackberry leaves per teacup and let it steep in 70-80ºC water for about 6-7 minutes before enjoying. We always recommend drinking herbal infusions in slow sips.

3 cups / day

Precautions: 

  • Follow recommended intake.
  • The tannins in the Blackberry might affect the absorption of certain minerals, like iron. If you suffer from a lack of minerals and are following a treatment, you should discuss the use of Blackberry with your health care provider.

Harvesting advice:

Blackberry leaves are harvested before and during the flowering period. Harvest on a dry and warm day, and always in clean areas. Be aware of the sharp thorns of the branches and dress suitably in long pants and sleeves. As with all wild plants harvesting, make certain of your identification of the plant prior to collecting and consuming.


The availability of the plants that we propose can vary during the year, as nature itself changes with the season, and our stock. If you require large quantities, please contact us in advance.

Dandelion

PissenlitDandelion / Taraxacum Officinale
3,30 € / 20g
Leaves and aerial parts
Origin: Auvergne, France

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The sunny Dandelion is one of the first flowers many children learn to recognize. It is common in many parts of the world, and has been used as a remedial plant by many peoples.

Use and advices:

Infusion
Infuse 2 teaspoons of Dandelion per teacup and let it steep in 70-80ºC water for about 7 minutes before enjoying. We always recommend drinking herbal infusions in slow sips.

1-3 cups / day, with the recommendation to make pauses in use during the year.

Precautions: 

  • Persons allergic to plants in the family of Asteraceaes may have reactions using Dandelion.
  • Do not combine with the use of anticoagulant medicine.
  • Avoid use if you have a heart condition or kidney problems.
  • It is not recommended to use Dandelion during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Follow recommended intake and do not over consume.

Harvesting advice:
Dandelion leaves are harvested in the spring, from the moment it comes up from the earth to the formation of flower buds. Harvest on a dry and warm day, and always in clean areas. The fresh flowers are also edible and can be used in salads or in making flower vine. As with all wild plant harvesting, make certain of your identification of the plant prior to collecting and consuming.


The availability of the plants that we propose can vary during the year, as nature itself changes with the season, and our stock. If you require large quantities, please contact us in advance.