They are herbal preparations that increase concentration and resistance to fatigue, and also decrease the stress caused by damage and disorders associated with the neuroendocrine and immune systems. They have multiple actions and indications related to strengthening and protective action against stress
A substance that relieves pain
A substance that calms neural and muscular spasms
Substances or systems that have the ability to impede or neutralize free radicals. Because free radicals also have a beneficial role, the ideal is to achieve a relative balance between the free radicals produced and our endogenous and exogenous antioxidant defenses
A substance that prevents or inhibits oxidization
An ingredient that is used to produce asepsis and to remove microorganisms
Herbs that have a strong and pleasant scent
A liquid to be drank/consumed.
Refers to the demonstrated impact of active ingredients on the human organism
The variety that emerges in living organisms of all kinds in the terrestrial, marine, and other water ecosystems and ecological complexes where such organisms belong
Usually refers to buildings or spaces where the heating, lighting, and other similar needs are met by utilizing architectural solutions and natural resources that do not harm the environment
The part of the plant that is protected by the flower.
A plant endemic to the rocky cliffs of Crete, it has been used pharmaceutically since the Minoan era. It facilitates the proper function of the digestive system and relieves cold symptoms. The European Medicines Agency recognizes Dittany as an herbal medicinal product with traditional use registration for cough and mild gastrointestinal problems
Aromatic, apiarian shrub, it only grows wild on the rocks of Crete at an altitude of 1000 m. or more. As a daily beverage, part of the Cretan diet, malotira contributes to the long life and well-being of the Cretan people. It contains beneficial antioxidant elements, and recent research suggests that it enhances memory function. Traditional health benefits: Beneficial for colds, cough, the digestive and respiratory systems, toning for the body and mind, as a sleeping aid, antimicrobial.
Annual herbaceous low aromatic plant that grows everywhere and especially on fallow land. Traditional health benefits: Relief from stomach complaints, colds and skin problems, anti-anxiety, relaxing, improved sleep.
A substance that aids digestion
A preparation that is dried or in powdered form and is obtain as follows: first, the herb extraction process takes place using an appropriate solvent, so that the plant’s active ingredients become incorporated into the solvent. Next, the liquid extract is condensed fully under reduced pressure. This results in an extremely high concentration of biofunctional ingredients in the dry extract compared to the liquid extract
A substance that increases urine flow
A specific quantity or part of a plant used to make tea, food, cosmetic or medicinal preparations.
The process by which one substance is enveloped by another, forming an inclusion compound to be transferred into another material. This increases solubility, absorbency, and biofunctionality, while protecting and stabilizing the substance for the product’s entire shelf life. This is often necessary to resolve issues of insolubility or instability of a substance inside a material. Symbeeosis uses only choice natural ingredients of organic origin as encapsulation mediums, whose properties contribute to the beneficial effect of the end product
A system that includes a place together with all the organisms that live there, the sum of abiotic factors (climate, geological elements, etc.), as well as the interactions between them
Polyphenols with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. They contribute significantly to maintaining good health
The part of the plant that consists of the stigma, style, ovary, petals, stamens, sepals, and stalk.
Functional foods & beverages are foods & beverages that offer health benefits beyond their nutritional value due to the presence of certain bioactive compounds e.g. fibers, Flavonoids, Phenols, Vitamins. In addition to nutrient-rich foods like fruits, veggies, nuts and grains (conventional functional foods), they also include foods fortified with vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and fiber, to increase health benefits (fortified functional foods).
Atoms or molecules that contain unpaired electrons in their outer shell, and as a result seek to bond with other atoms to acquire electrons, promoting the process of oxidation. Free radicals are produced by the human body through natural endogenous processes, but also from exposure to atmospheric pollution, toxic substances, radiation, smoking, etc. They protect the organism by destroying pathogenic intruders and by promoting beneficial vasodilation, but they also attack DNA and cellular membranes
The part of the plant that grows from the flower and contains seeds
Perennial herbaceous plant from the island regions of Southeast Asia. Traditional health benefits: Digestive, antioxidant, tonic, anticonvulsant, warming, prevention and treatment of nausea.
Mostly on the leaves and stems. They often either attract or repel insects. Some hairs contain toxic substances, such as on the nettle
Refers to plants that are used in various forms or preparations, are valued for their medicinal benefits, and are sold as nutritional supplements
A system of therapeutics outside classic-scientific Medicine, which often includes therapeutic nutritional and daily habits in the pursuit of physical, mental, and spiritual health
A beverage made of brewed plant ingredients, usually from the bark, rhizomes, roots or other woody parts, in water. It can be used therapeutically
Incomplete or painful digestion
Their main feature is the flower, they have various shapes
Aromatic, apiarian, gray shrub from the Western Mediterranean. Lavender is known as “nature’s sedative”. Traditional health benefits: Relaxation for body and mind, combats insomnia and stress, relieves headaches, muscle pains and skin irritations.
Perennial herbaceous aromatic plant that exudes a citrus scent. Its Latin name (Melissa = bee) betrays the bees’ preference for its nectar. Traditional health benefits: Relaxation, improved mood, relief from gastrointestinal distress
A small aromatic shrub from Latin America. Traditional health benefits: Removal of excess fluids and mental stress, treatment of gastrointestinal problems, improved mood, physical invigoration
The processes related to the distribution of the nutritional elements absorbed into the blood following digestion
Herbs that contain large quantities of essential oils and are often valued for their beneficial properties. Used for mild medicinal and cosmetic purposes and for the everyday improvement of physical and mental health
Balkan, aromatic, apiarian shrub that grows at altitudes above 1600 m. in Central and Northern Greece, and primarily on Mount Olympus. With demonstrably several times higher antioxidant effect compared to green tea at the cellular level when dealing with oxidative stress, and naturally caffeine free. This antioxidant action also impacts the nervous system, strengthening the brain. Traditional health benefits: Beneficial for colds, cough, the digestive and respiratory systems, toning for the body and mind, as a diuretic and antiseptic.
Perennial herbaceous plant that thrives in humidity, very aromatic and rich in medicinal properties. Traditional health benefits: Facilitates digestion, well-being, relief from headache and cough.
An herbaceous plant that grows on soil rich in nitrates and has been used since antiquity for its medicinal and nutritional properties. Traditional health benefits: Diuretic – detoxification, treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.
The process by which beekeepers chase the flowering periods of plants. It is a way to practice beekeeping, whereby the beekeeper, in an effort to maintain the swarms on a growth trajectory and to collect the largest possible quantities of beekeeping products, implements a schedule of moving the beehives to areas where the plants are flowering
An imbalance between the free radicals produced by the human organism and its endogenous and exogenous antioxidant defenses. This form of stress is believed to contribute to the emergence of several diseases
The part of the plant where fertilization takes place
A type of phytochemicals with some impact on the estrogenic activity or the human hormonal system. This rather broad term does not mean that the plant mimics human estrogen, but only that its action affects it in some way
Propolis is a resinous substance produced by bees. Its name, from the Greek pro (before) and polis (city) means a city’s line of defense. Harvested from living plant tissue and mixed with wax, bees use it to construct, insulate, disinfect, and seal the inside of their beehives. Traditional health benefits: Propolis has antiviral, antimicrobial, antiseptic, immunostimulatory, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiaging properties; it is used in the production of functional foods and cosmetics, and in traditional medicine.
Plant fertilization, which leads to their reproduction and perpetuation, and also to biodiversity. It occurs through the air, water, and animals, primarily insect
A structural category of mostly natural, as well as synthetic or semi-synthetic, organic chemical compounds characterized by the presence of large multiples of phenol units
A holistic approach to farming that not only does not harm the earth but actually improves it, along with the ecosystem’s biodiversity and, by extension, its resilience. It also has the capacity to establish carbon stores in the ground, resulting in the removal of excessive concentrations from the atmosphere, which contribute to climate change. It leads to soil rehabilitation, rendering it capable of yielding high-quality foods, rich in nutrients, and ultimately leads to productive crops and healthy communities and economies
An underground stem, a horizontal shaft that usually has roots on the lower part
The underground stem that contributes to the plant’s reproduction
The part of the plant that contains pollen
A substance that provides relief from irritability or nervousness
Found on the joints of some plants, such as reeds
The part of the plant that connects to the stem
The part of the plant on which leaves and flowers grow.
Development and improvement of quality of life that satisfies the needs of the present without endangering the ability of future generations to satisfy their needs, because it does not exhaust natural resources
Farming in ways that favor the soil’s sustainability, minimize the use of water and other resources, protect biodiversity, and raise the famers’ standard of living
A hot beverage made with various teas, herbs, or spices as well as herb or spice blends, tea and spice blends, or different tea blends. A cup of tea usually contains active ingredients that promote physical and mental health
Regarding the preservation, increase or restoration of physical health of the body or of a specific organ. The word “tonic” is traditionally defined as something that must be rejuvenating for someone’s health
Tropical plant from South Asia, whose root has been used since ancient times in cooking and medicine. Traditional health benefits: Aids digestion, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant.
For the ancient Greeks, “ef zin” meant well-being, a good way of life. Today, we use the term to express the combination of contemporary life, goal achievement and evolution, with physical and mental health. Moments of joy and care