The chaga mushroom
Eastern-European folk medicine has likely known chaga (Inonotus obliquus) since the 1500s. Recent research confirmed that chaga possesses a strong antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory effect.
In folk medicine the blackcurrant (ribens nigrum) is mostly known as an organism resistance booster, it helps to prevent viruses, reduce high cholesterol and alleviate iron deficiency, intestinal inflammation, kidney and urinary tract inflammation. This kind of a wide effect is connected to the rich composition of the blackcurrant.
Rose hips are known to have one of the highest vitamin C contrentrations (300-4000 mg/100 g) (Ercisli S, 2007). The fruits (rose hips) and leaves of the dog rose bush have been well known in folk medicine for almost 2000 years (Heinemann W 1962, Strehlow W and Herzka G 1988). Regarding healing properties, rose hips have been linked to having anti-inflammatory, antioxydant, antimicrobial and anti-arthritis properties. It is also recommended for people with diabetes and for protecting the cardiovascular system. (Mármol I et al 2017).
Sea buckthorn (Hippophaë rhamnoides) has been used in traditional medicine over many generations before us. Our ancestors knew sea buckthorn as a remedy that increased blood circulation, cured asthma, diabetes and peptic ulcers. Its anti-inflammatory effects are also well known.
Honey contains more than 200 chemical compounds and has many health benefits. The main compounds in honey are unrefined fructose, glucose, and water. Others include vitamins C, D, and E, calcium, iron, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and plant-based bioactive compounds.
Inflammation is often caused by bacteria and fungi. Research has shown pine oil (from Pinus sylvestris) to have a suppressive effect against both. (Motiejunaite O and Peciulyte D. 2004).
Traditional healers use yarrow (Achillea millefolium) in treating rheumatism, muscle pain, and wounds. This plant contains 120 chemical compounds and its antimicrobial effect is confirmed by science.
Science plays an important role
Our partners for R&D are BioCC in Estonia, Eurofins Scientific in Germany and Mycelia in Belgium.
BioCC is an internationally known and recognized competence centre for the development of functional food, food supplements and feed additives and released internationally recognized products in these sectors that situates in Tartu, Estonia. BioCC carries out internationally recognized R&D to create, develop and implement innovative biotechnological solutions for feed, food supplements, integrating its and international knowledge in the field of microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, metabolomics, genomics, physiology, and medicine.
Estonian University of Life Sciences Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Polli Horticultural Research Centre
Estonian University of Life Sciences Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Polli Horticultural Research Centre is a basis for horticultural research and development in Estonia. Our cooperation is based on freeze-dry organic chaga and elixirs research and development.
Eurofins Scientific through its subsidiaries believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing and in agroscience CRO services. Our cooperation partner is Eurofins in Germany. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA. With over 45,000 staff in more than 650 laboratories across 45 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 150,000 analytical methods for evaluating the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin and purity of biological substances and products, as well as for innovative clinical diagnostic. The Group objective is to provide its customers with high-quality services, accurate results on time and expert advice by its highly qualified staff.
Our cooperation partner in Chaga farming is one of the top mycelium laboratories in the world in Belgium. Mycelia was founded in 1985 by mycologist Magda Verfaillie. Mycelia’s core activities aremycelium production, technology transfer and R&D.