All constituents

Acids

Sub of essential oil. Combine with alcohol to form esters. The best-known example is perhaps salicylic acid. Effect: antihypertensive (hypotensive), anti-fever, anti-inflammatory.

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Aldehydes

Sub of essential oil. Works on the limbic system, which it soothes.

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Alkaloids, general

The alkaloids are a group of constituents that you best keep away from if you don't know exactly what you are doing. Among alkaloid-containing plants are illustrious names such as…

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Amara acria

Sub of bitters. Plants with astringent substances in addition to bitters.

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Amara adstringia

Sub of bitters. In addition to bitters, these plants also contain tannins and therefore have an astringent effect.

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Amara aromatica

Sub of bitters. Plants with aromatic bitters. The essential oils enhance the effect of the bitters by locally stimulating the gastric mucosa.

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Amara mucilaginosa

Sub of bitters. In addition to bitter substances, these plants also contain mucilage. As a result, they have a protective and soothing effect on the gastric mucosa and the respiratory tract.

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Amara pura

Sub of bitters. Plants with pure bitters.

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Anthocyanins, anthocyanidins, anthocyanosides

Sub of flavonoids. Are made from polymeric procyanides. Examples: cyanidin, delphinidin, malvidin, petinidin.

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Anthraquinones, general

Anthraquinones color the plants in which they occur. They can therefore also be used as dyes. They occur bound to glucose or another sugar and that is their active form.…

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