Ayurveda: age-old wisdom for balanced health

Ayurveda, an ancient science of life originating in India, transcends time to offer a holistic vision of health. Based on principles dating back thousands of years, this unique discipline encompasses physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The term “Ayurveda” itself combines the Sanskrit words “Ayur” (life) and “Veda” (knowledge). They reflect its very essence as the … Read more

Traditional Japanese medicine: from ancient practices to modern innovations

In 2002, Honso USA introduced itsKampo herbal formulations to healthcare professionals in the United States. These products have a long history of being prescribed by Japanese doctors over several decades. Researchers undertook clinical studies to evaluate the efficacy of Kampo herbal formulations. A study was conducted on Honso Sho-saiko-to (H09) to treat hepatitis C at … Read more

Traditional Chinese Medicine: an in-depth look at a thousand-year-old practice

Chinese herbal medicine is the central branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the predominant practice in this field. It is based on the use of natural elements, mainly plants and minerals. The Chinese pharmacopoeia lists over 8,000 ingredients, of which 800 are commonly used and 400 are used on a daily basis. The fundamental work … Read more

Astragale, nature’s adaptogenic jewel

In the vast expanses of nature, a discreet but extraordinary plant has captivated the attention of researchers and wellness enthusiasts for centuries: astragalus. Nestling in the heart of the Fabaceae family , this remarkable herb is much more than just a plant. It embodies the fascinating concept of the adaptogen. With its unique properties and … Read more

Cordyceps: The miraculous mushroom of traditional and modern medicine

Cordyceps, a treasure trove of traditional Asian medicine, is one of the most popular and fascinating natural remedies. Also known as Cordyceps sinensis and nicknamed “winter insect, summer herb” because of its unique life cycle, this fungus develops by parasitising insects. Its rarity and exceptional properties make it a highly sought-after product, particularly among the … Read more

Himalayan Nard Essential Oil: The treasure of the summits

Nestled in the breathtaking peaks of the Himalayas lies a rare and precious plant, Himalayan Spikenard(Nardostachys jatamansi). For thousands of years, this unique plant has captured the attention of traditional healers and perfume connoisseurs alike, thanks to its essential oil with its enchanting fragrance and its exceptional therapeutic properties. Himalayan Nard essential oil is a … Read more

The Elderberry, the purgative tree-medicine several thousand years old

The Elderberry, the purgative tree-medicine several thousand years old

Many vernacular names for elderberry refer to its slight acidity. This characteristic is often described by the adjective suret. Despite its acidity, elderberry has been appreciated since prehistoric times.Bronze and Iron Age sites bear witness to this. They have revealed deposits of elderberry seeds. We know that elderberries were already being harvested in Switzerland and … Read more