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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Grape Seed

(Vitis vinifera)

Grape Seed is rich in polyphenolic compounds, in particular, proanthocyanidins (OPCs), a class of polyphenols linked to many health benefits, including the stabilisation of skin collagen and elastin proteins and decreased capillary permeability.

Sea Buckthorn Fruit

(Hippophae rhamnoides)

Sea Buckthorn grows wild across northern Europe and Scandinavia, as well as the United Kingdom, Russia, China and the Himalayan region. The berries of the sea buckthorn plant are a powerhouse of more than 190 bioactive compounds, including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids, plant sterols and an abundance of prebiotic fibre that help nourish the skin.

Spruce Shoots

(Picea spp.)

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.


(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 leaves provide antiviral, antibacterial, and prebiotic effects, nourishing the entire digestive tract.


(Malpighia emarginata)

Acerola, or as it is more commonly known, Barbados Cherry, is one of nature’s richest sources of vitamin C. Boasting a plethora of 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.


(Theobroma cacao)

Cacao, presented in its unrefined raw form (from cacao beans), 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.

Yerba Mate

(Ilex paraguariensis)

Yerba mate is traditionally used to make an infusion, one that is famous for being the most commonly consumed beverage in Latin 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.

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.

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Turmeric Root

(Curcuma longa)

Turmeric is a well-used spice, particularly throughout the Asian continent. Rich in polyphenols it is known to optimise the performance of the detoxification enzymes, glutathione-s-transferases and glutathione reductase. This botanical wonder-herb is acknowledged for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Watermelon Fruit

(Citrullus lanatus)

Watermelon contains the amino acid, L-citrulline, known to support a healthy circulatory system by boosting nitric oxide production. By also containing lycopene,  an antioxidant carotenoid, watermelon can be accredited with prostate protecting properties.

Siberian Ginseng Root

(Eleutherococcus senticosus)

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

Saw Palmetto Berry

(Serenoa repens)

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

Rosemary Leaf

(Rosmarinus officinalis)

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


Rosehip Fruit

(Rosa canina)

Rosehip contains an abundance of 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 Rosea Root

(Rhodiola rosea)

Rhodiola rosea is a mountain-dwelling botanical, indigenous to the Nordic landscape (as well as other regions). 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.

Peppermint Leaf

(Menthe x piperita)

Peppermint is an effective carminative botanical that is 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.

Nettle Leaf

(Urtica dioica)

Nettle leaf is polyphenol-rich and contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals and the GI cleansing alkaline green pigment, chlorophyll.

Olive Leaf

(Olea europaea)

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

Montmorency Cherry Fruit

(Prunus cerasus L.)

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

Lingonberry Fruit

(Vaccinium vitis-idaeae)

Lingonberry is one of a selection of 'wild arctic berries' that are extremely popular in Nordic cuisine, providing the population with a naturally rich source of cell-protective phytonutrients.

Lemon Balm Leaf

(Melissa officinalis)

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


(Tilia platyphyllos)

Limeflower is renowned for its calming and restorative qualities. Traditionally used in herbal medicine, linden (limeflower) tea is understood to combat anxiety while promoting relaxation.

Lemon Fruit

(Citrus limonum)

Lemon provides many potent phenolic compounds, including the cell-protective phytonutrient, ferulic acid. Recognised for having photo-protective qualities, ferulic acid 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. 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 Leaf

(Brassica oleracea acephala)

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

Hops Flower

(Humulus lupulus)

Hops, a component of beer, 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 Leaf

(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. 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 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 Mushroom

(Inonotus obliquus)

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

Bilberry Fruit

(Vaccinium myrtillus)

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


(Beta vulgaris)

Beetroot is a popular root vegetable abundant with essential nutrients, including prebiotic fibre, folate, manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C.  Beetroot consumption has been found to increase levels of the vascular protective compound, nitric oxide.

Astragalus Root

(Astragalus membranaceus)

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

Artichoke Leaf

(Cynara scolymus)

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

Ashwagandha Root

(Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha is a highly prized adaptogenic botanical within the ancient 'Ayurvedic' method of healing. Ashwagandha has been traditionally used to promote 'youthful vigour' by enhancing muscle strength, endurance, and overall health.

Acai berry

(Euterpe oleracea)

Like most dark red and purple berries, acai contains a class of polyphenols called anthocyanin. It may support healthy mitochondria functioning as well as energy generation. You can find acai berry in our Co-Q-10 Complex.