Botanicals Index

At NORDIQ Nutrition we use plenty of herbs and botanicals in our supplements to provide you efficient combinations of hundreds of phytonutrients which synergistically work together with the vitamins and minerals in your body, helping them to absorb and function better.

Botanicals index

Each of our products has their individual combination of herbs, called the NORDIQ Hormetic blend. Read more about hormesis here.
Feel free to dive deeper into the wonderful world of different herbs and learn more about what their health benefits and properties are!

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Spruce Shoots

Picea ssp.

Spruce shoots are the newly developed foliage tips of the evergreen pine tree, the Norway spruce. Exceptionally rich in vitamin C and minerals, this nutritious botanical is also abundant in secondary metabolites, i.e. flavonoids (kaempferol, quercetin, isorhamnetin, and myricetin), condensed tannins, stilbenes, and terpenoids.

Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale

Dandelion, the humble garden weed, is, in fact, a nutritional powerhouse. It delivers an abundance of essential vitamins, minerals, and polyphenols, including chlorogenic acid and quercetin. In addition, the dark green dandelion leaves provide anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and prebiotic effects, nourishing the entire digestive tract.

Yerba mate

Ilex paraguarensis

Yerba mate is traditionally used to make an infusion, famous for being the most consumed beverage in South America. As a polyphenol-rich alternative to coffee, yerba mate provides gentle nervous system stimulation, along with anti-inflammatory, lipid-lowering, and anti-bacterial properties.

Cacao

Theobroma cacao

Raw Cacao is naturally rich in cardioprotective polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals, including magnesium. Cacao is also abundant with psychoactive mood boosters, including serotonin, tryptophan, phenylethylamine, tyrosine, tryptamine, and tyramine.

Acerola

Malphigia glabra

Acerola is one of nature’s richest sources of vitamin C. Boasting many phytonutrients, including carotenoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, and flavonoids, Acerola’s potent nutrient synergy provides a wealth of health benefits, many of which target immune system support.

Watermelon

Citrullus lanatus

Watermelon contains the amino acid L-Citrulline, which supports a healthy circulatory system by boosting nitric oxide production. In addition, by containing lycopene, an antioxidant carotenoid, watermelon can be accredited with prostate-protecting properties.

Siberian ginseng

Eleutherococcus senticosus

Siberian ginseng provides adaptogenic support for active lifestyles, helping to alleviate stress while reducing fatigue. This woody shrub is traditionally used to prevent cold and flu while increasing energy sustainability and general vitality.

Saw palmetto

Serenoa repens

Saw palmetto berries nourishes the male reproductive system, specifically the prostate, courtesy of the phytosterols (sitosterol), polysaccharides, and tannins.

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary is a popular culinary herb that contains the phenolic compound rosmarinic acid, a naturally occurring acid known to protect the skin from aging while promoting wound healing. In ancient Greece and Rome, rosemary was a much-revered botanical recognized as a memory enhancer.

Rosehip

Rosa canina

Rosehip contains many phytonutrients, including phenolics, terpenoids, galactolipids, carotenoids, fruit acids, and fatty oils. These phytonutrients have shown that they can ease pain and inflammation while promoting joint health.

Rhodiola

Rhodiola rosea

Rhodiola is a mountain-dwelling botanical indigenous to the Nordic landscape. The root of this flowering perennial is an adaptogen traditionally used for countering the negative impacts of stress. Research suggests that Rhodiola alleviates fatigue while providing support to cognitive performance.

Pine bark

Pinus massoniana

Pine bark provides potent antioxidant support due to its high concentration of polyphenolic compounds, such as proanthocyanidins, catechins, and phenolic acids. Pine trees have a long history of therapeutic usage throughout history. Tea made from pine needles and bark is known to have saved the lives of many scurvy-ridden sailors during the 15th century.

Peppermint

Menthe x piperita

Peppermint is an effective carminative botanical widely used to soothe indigestion, gas and, bloating, primarily due to its volatile oils.

Parsley leaf

Petroselinum crispum

Parsley leaf, the well-known culinary garnish, is also a powerhouse of cell-protective nutrients, including vitamin C, K, and folate, along with the detoxifying green pigment chlorophyll.

Olive leaf

Olea europaea

For centuries, olive leaves have been used in the Mediterranean region due to their health benefitting properties. It is known to exhibit anti-viral effects while helping balance intestinal microbial flora. In addition, research suggests that olive leaf provides cardio-protective, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activity. Olive leaf contains higher levels of polyphenols than olive oil and olive fruit.

Nettle leaf

Urtica dioica

Nettle leaf is polyphenol-rich and contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and the GI cleansing alkaline green pigment, chlorophyll. Nettle can also promote urinal tract health.

Montmorency cherry

Prunus cerasus L

Montmorency cherry contains an abundance of antioxidant phytonutrients alongside melatonin, known to regulate the sleep-wake cycle. In addition, research suggests that this variety of cherry accelerates strength-recovery after exercise by decreasing inflammation and oxidative stress.

Lime flower

Tilia spp

Lime flower is renowned for its calming and therapeutic qualities. Traditionally used in herbal medicine, linden (lime flower) tea is understood to combat anxiety while promoting relaxation.

Lemon

Citrus limonum

Lemon provides many potent phenolic compounds, including the cell-protective phytonutrient ferulic acid. In addition, it is recognized for its photo-protective qualities and may help protect the skin from the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UVA) radiation.

Kudzu root

Pueraria lobata

Kudzu root is a rich source of isoflavones that are known to support female hormonal health. In addition, research suggests that Kudzu root exerts chondroprotective (joint strengthening) effects. It is also known to benefit metabolic health, which may help to regulate body composition.

Kale

Brassica oleracea acephala

Kale leaf is polyphenol-rich and naturally abundant with vitamins, minerals, and the GI cleansing alkaline green pigment, chlorophyll, which is a source of magnesium.

Hops

Humulus lupulus

Hops are known for their sedative effect, partly due to their bitter resins. Research suggests that hops can increase the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA by inhibiting the central nervous system from overstimulation.

Green tea

Camellia sinensis

Green tea offers cell-protecting properties due to its abundance of antioxidant polyphenols and the soothing amino acid, L-theanine, which creates a relaxing effect by increasing the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA. Green tea also increases dopamine and elicits alpha waves in the brain, known to regulate mental alertness.

Ginger root

Zingiber officinale

Ginger root naturally boosts digestive enzyme secretions, such as stomach acid (HCL), while assisting protein digestion. In addition, ginger is well known for its anti-bacterial, anti-nausea, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Fennel seed

Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel seed is a potent prebiotic traditionally used for alleviating and soothing digestive cramps. It is known for its anti-microbial effects and is a rich source of cell-protecting polyphenols.

Dong quai

Angelica sinensis

Dong quai has been used by Chinese herbalists for thousands of years to strengthen heart, lung, and liver meridians. Also known as 'female ginseng,' it is considered a 'blood tonic' by generations of women with menstrual pain due to its regulating effect on the menstrual cycle.

Chaga

Inonotus obliquus

Chaga grows predominantly on birch trees and is traditionally a popular tonic of the Nordic region. Chaga is rich in prebiotic protective compounds, including beta-glucans, polysaccharides, and betulinic acid (a cell-protecting triterpenoid), and is known to contribute to immune system health.

Black pepper

Piper nigrum

Formed from the dried fruits of the aromatic plant black pepper, when combined with other ingredients, is known to enhance the overall bioavailability of the blend. Piperine is a potent polyphenol that is naturally present in black pepper. It increases the absorption of nutrients, including coenzyme Q10, specific vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.

Bilberry

Vaccinium myrtillus

Bilberry is a rich source of phytonutrients (anthocyanins) known to support cognition and vision. In addition, it strengthens capillaries, providing potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection.

Beetroot

Beta vulgaris

Beetroot is abundant in essential nutrients, prebiotic fiber, and antioxidant polyphenols. These nutrients help nourish the circulatory and digestive systems, supporting the elimination of metabolic waste.

Astragalus

Astragalus membranaceus

Astragalus, a potent adaptogenic botanical widely used in traditional Chinese medicine, can help support the immune system. Polysaccharides, triterpenoid saponins, and flavonoids are the main constituents of astragalus.

 

Artichoke

Cynara scolymus

Artichoke leaf contains an abundance of health-giving antioxidant phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals that help protect the liver. It also supports the production of healthy bile, which is integral for fat digestion and the efficient removal of toxins.

Lingonberry

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Lingonberry is a wild arctic berry that is very popular in the Nordic countries, providing us with a naturally rich source of cell-protective phytonutrients. It is also known as partridgeberry, mountain cranberry, or cowberry.

Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha is a highly prized adaptogenic botanical within the ancient Ayurvedic method of healing. Ashwagandha has been traditionally used to promote youthful vigor by enhancing muscle strength, endurance, and overall health. It also has stress-reducing properties.

Lemon balm

Melissa officinalis

Lemon balm grows predominantly around the Mediterranean region. The leaves contain an abundance of aromatic essential oils, which have antibacterial, soothing, and anti-spasmodic qualities, known for helping ease restlessness and anxiety.

Turmeric

Curcuma longa

Turmeric is rich in polyphenols. It is known to optimize the detoxification enzymes glutathione-s-transferases and glutathione reductase. In addition, this wonder botanical is acknowledged for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.