Plant of the month December

Bixa orellana – Achiote The Achiote is one of the oldest crop plants in South America and is now cultivated in the complete tropical area. As early as the 1490’s the red dye obtained from the ground seeds has been used to color textiles and for red ink. Today annatto is a verified food colorant […]

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Let`s meet in San Diego

Antibody and ADC experts are meeting in San Diego Dec. 9-13. For this reason I`m going to present a poster with the titel: “Novel Mode Of Action Molecules” which explains the inhibition of the GRP78 pathway of one of our molecules. In case you would  like to arrange an appointment, don`t hesitate to reach out […]

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Medicinal plants of the month November

Ardisia crenata This plant belongs to the family of Primulaceae. It originates from Asia, but is an invasive species in some other countries, e.g. the United States. It is widely used as ornamental plant. Identified ingredients include the aglycon Ardisicrenogenin and several ardisicrenosides (saponins). Several substances isolated from the root show cytotoxic activities in human […]

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Medicinal plant of the month October

Vanilla planifolia Probably the most famous orchid and source of one of the most expensive spices in the world. Origin of the Vanilla orchid is Mexico, the region around Veracruz. Mainly due to the aromatic ingredient Vanillin, developed during fermentation of the seed vessel, it was already famous in Aztec times. more

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Medicinal plant of the month

Zingiber officinale The ginger rhizome (zingiberis rhizoma) has found it’s use as condiment and cure for many years. Especially in Southeast Asia where it’s also assumed to originate. However, nowadays it’s cultivated in almost every land with tropical climate. It’s typical spicy taste is attributed to Gingeroles which are chemically related to Capsaicin and Piperin, […]

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Honey season is Pyrrolizidine alkaloid season

Many people like to eat and drink honey in many variations. But as bees do not distinguish between pyrrolizidine-containing and pyrrolizidine-free plants, these substances are also found in honey again.

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Natural Products in Drug Discovery and Human Health

28.-31. July 2019 University of Lisbon The Phytochemical Society Europe (PSE) invites to their meeting on “Natural Products in Drug Discovery and Human Health” from July 28th to 31st in Lisbon, Portugal. The faculty of pharmacy of the University of Lisbon has contacted professors, researchers, exhibitors and Ph.D. students from all over the world to […]

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Medicinal plant of the month

Piper nigrum Originally based in India, it is now cultivated in many parts of the world. Our pepper comes from a new, very dedicated source in Colombia. As a spice, you will find it in different forms: whether green, black, white or red, depends on harvest time, processing or drying. But its fruits are always […]

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Medicinal plant of the year 2019

Crataegus The genus of Hawthorne (Crataegus) is part of the Rosaceae family and counts approximately 200-300 species in the northern hemisphere. However, exact identification of the species is nearly impossible since the plants lean towards crossing with one another. The Hawthorne or whitethorn can be distinguished by their radiant white flowers and the thorne covered […]

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Medicinal plant of the month

Coffea arabica Probably the most famous hot drink is extracted from the coffee bean, the seed of the coffee plant. The coffee bean oil, however, is not suitable for consumption, but the cosmetic industry utilizes the oil as sunscreen and moisturizer. However, the seed is not the only usable part of this crop and medicinal […]

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in-cosmetics® global

We will attend the in-cosmetics® on April the 2nd, 2019 in Paris If you would like to arrange a personal meeting, please contact us at phyto@cfmot.de

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