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Fermented plants: 5 winning combinations

by Marie Couture ND 05 Jun 2024 0 comments
Plantes Fermentées : 5 Combinaisons Gagnantes - La Boite à Grains

Fermenting food has existed since the dawn of time, and humans have learned to master this transformation because of its many benefits.

Fermentation is recognized for aid digestionto increase the richness of nutrients as well as the protein content. enzymes as well as strengthening the microbiota and immune system. This knowledge has been passed on around the world.

Fermented superfoods with deep roots in culture and tradition: coffee and cocoa (Africa and the Americas), soy (misotempeh, natto) in Asia, maca (maca chichi) in Peru, baobab (mutchayan) in Africa, milk (kefir) in Europe and grapes (wine) in Europe.

The benefits of fermented plants

Fermentation starts a life process that the company Living Alchemy uses to transform and perfect the active ingredients in its range of living plants.

You'll rediscover a plant's millions of years of nutrients and active ingredients, and use them as natural medicine.

Potential benefits

  • Complete bioavailability
  • Increase in key therapeutic nutrients
  • Essential enzymes
  • Made from a living plant

The company's plants Living Alchemy herbs are organic, produced in small batches by a long traditional fermentation process. This fermentation takes place in a kombucha kefir culture with diversified strains of therapeutic microorganisms (yeast and bacteria). The final stage, cold lyophilization (dehydration), preserves the life of the activated microorganisms and nutrients.

And to preserve all this vitality, the products are encapsulated slowly.

5 winning combinations of fermented plants

They provide bioavailable vitamins and minerals, probiotics, beta glucans (immune system action), peptides (proteins), short-chain fatty acids, nucleotides, polyphenols (antioxidants), enzymes and more..1, 2, 3, 4

5 winning combinations of fermented plants: Live Ashwagandha and Organic Bacopa

L'ashwagandha is a plant that promotes the proper functioning of the nervous system. It soothes and calms. It is recognized as a tonic plant for conditions of exhaustion and hyperactivity. Ashwagandha mimics the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA, which is used to treat anxiety. It is known to stabilize mood. It can relieve minor depressive states. It also has a sedative effect, helping to regulate sleep cycles without causing drowsiness.

The bacopa is an Ayurvedic plant that improves memory and cognitive faculties.

Live Ashwagandha and organic Bacopa in brief

  • Promotes vitality and reduces stress
  • Improves anxiety and mood
  • Regulates sleep cycles
  • Helps focus and concentration
  • Is a complete range of fermentation-activated nutrients

5 winning combinations of fermented plants: Live holy basil and lemon balm

In India holy basil is considered "the queen of plants" for its purifying and soothing properties for both body and mind. As an adaptogen, it increases energy, vitality and resilience in the face of stress. Holy basil is said to prevent elevated corticosterone levels (a marker of high stress).

It is a tonic for the nervous system, making it a calming plant. It alleviates stress-related symptoms such as memory problems, anxiety, exhaustion, headaches, etc. Holy basil can have a digestive effect. As an aperitif and/or digestive, it can reduce spasms, gas, bloating, colic and nausea.

The lemon balm is a calming and soothing plant. It helps reduce nervous disorders such as anxiety and irritability. It is also effective for sleep disorders. It relieves indigestion, dyspepsia, colic and flatulence.

It can reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, such as menstrual cramps. It is antiviral and antibacterial.

Basil sacred and lemon balm in brief

  • Calms the mind and supports the spirit
  • Promotes relaxation and reduces hormonal stress
  • Stabilizes mood
  • Reduces gas, bloating, colic, nausea, etc.
  • A complete range of fermentation-activated nutrients1, 2, 5

5 winning combinations of fermented plants: Rhodiola vivant, astragalus and turmeric

The Rhodiola is a stimulating adaptogen. It acts on cognitive functions in situations of stress and fatigue. It helps the body better adapt to stress and counteracts the harmful effects of chronic stress. As a result, it improves short- and long-term memory, mental acuity, concentration, attention span, learning capacity and intellectual performance.

L'astragalus is an important plant in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. It is also an adaptogen. It strengthens the immune system and is a general tonic. It improves states accompanied by fatigue and weakness. It increases stamina and vital energy. It tones and warms the body. Helps combat colds, flu and respiratory tract infections.

The turmeric is a rhizome in the same family as ginger. Its main properties are anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant.

Rhodiola alive, astragalus and turmeric in brief

  • Increases stamina and energy
  • Stimulates cognitive functions in situations of stress and fatigue
  • Improves memory, concentration and intellectual performance
  • Improves recovery time after training
  • A range of nutrients activated by fermentation

5 winning combinations of fermented herbs: Live Milk Thistle, Dandelion and Turmeric

We call milk thistle to be a hepato-protective plant, because while it supports the liver, it has a great capacity to neutralize and filter exogenous poisons and toxins. Thanks to its detoxifying power, it protects the liver. It therefore serves to revitalize and strengthen the liver. Milk thistle regenerates damaged liver cells, protects healthy ones and helps produce new, healthy cells to continue its detoxifying work.

The dandelion can treat digestive disorders and improve liver, urinary and biliary functions.

The turmeric is a rhizome in the same family as ginger. Its main properties are anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant.

Milk thistle alive, dandelion and turmeric in brief

  • Revitalizes and strengthens the liver
  • Promotes effective detoxification
  • Normalizes liver enzymes and liver function
  • A complete profile of fermentation-activated nutrients1, 2, 6

5 winning combinations of fermented plants: Curcuma and ginger

The turmeric is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties that provide relief from arthritic pain.

The active ingredient, curcumin, gives it its antioxidant power, which enables turmeric to have a beneficial effect on degenerative diseases.

  • Chronic inflammatory diseases (arthritis, back pain, asthma, fibromyalgia, etc.)
  • Acute inflammatory diseases (flu, infection, gastroenteritis, etc.)
  • Cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, cholesterol, atherosclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, etc.
  • Mood disorders such as depression

Combined with ginger which is highly antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it relieves digestive disorders, among others.

Clive turmeric and ginger in brief

  • Promotes joint health and mobility
  • Anti-inflammatory action
  • Full spectrum of active curcumins from whole turmeric
  • Provides superior absorption of all curcumins
  • Complete profile of fermentation-activated nutrients.1, 2, 6

The company's products Living Alchemy products are underpinned by research and innovation, and are a continuation of age-old traditions..2

Fermentation is the art of living and using ancestral knowledge! 

About the author

Marie Couture, Certified Naturopath

Specialized in :

  • Digestive disorders
  •  Inflammation
  • Hormonal problems
  • Stress management

 References :

  1. https://livingalchemy.ca/fr/pages/herbal-synergy-advantages
  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udm2hQvMdzQ Christopher Piker
  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udm2hQvMdzQ
  1. https://expomangersante.com/blogue/articles/pourquoi-la-fermentation-est-elle-bonne-pour-nous/
  1. Holy basil: Energizing and anti-stress, Le monde au naturel, Guylaine Campion ND and journalist
  1. Five medicinal roots for liver health, Le monde au naturel, Nathalie Beaudoin N.D.
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