Products and services with innovative potential

• Extract of liposoluble bioactive compounds from milk thistle

Silybum marianum (L.) Gärtn. (Milk thistle) is an annual medicinal herb native of the Mediterranean regions, also spread in Central Asia. Milk thistle is mainly cultivated for its fruits (achenes) - Cardui mariae Fructus, but the aerial part of the plant – Cardui mariae herba is also valued.


  • Manufacturing drugs, food supplement or functional foods that exhibit antioxidant, liver-protection and antidiabetic activity. Silibinin is used, for example, for the treatment of mushroom poisoning or chronic hepatitis.

Milk thistle extract has a powerful antifungal effect. The hepatoprotective and antioxidant activity of silymarin contributes to stabilizing and protecting the membrane lipids of hepatocytes. Silycristin inhibits the peroxidase and lipoxygenase enzymes. All the parts of the plant (root, stem, leaves, inflorescence, and fruits) have potential applications in the preparation of avant-garde sanogenous foods.

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• Extract of liposoluble and hydrosoluble bioactive compounds from dry lavender flowers

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Mill. fam. Lamiaceae) is a perennial plant native of the Mediterranean region. The essential oil Aetheroleum lavandulae is extracted from the inflorescence by means of hydro-distillation. On account of their relaxing, antiseptic, wound-healing properties, along with their stimulating effects on the central nervous system, lavender flowers have been used for the manufacture of food supplements.


  • Manufacturing food supplements with relaxing effects upon the central nervous system, with hypotension effect, as well as with diuretic properties;
  • Using special essential oil blending for aromatic baths due to the relaxing, antiseptic, wound-healing properties;
  • Manufacturing drugs with sedative properties;
  • Manufacturing perfumes, cosmetics, washing powder, soap, and moth killer products.

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• Extract of liposoluble bioactive compounds from St. John's wort

St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum L. Fam. Hypericaceae) is a medicinal plant that has been valued and used since antiquity. The upper aerial parts of the plant are collected at the beginning of the flowering period (20-30 cm) (Hyperici herba) due to the bioactive substances with antiseptic, astringent, wound-healing effect and are used in the manufacture of antidepressant drugs. St. John's wort causes photo-sensitivity due to the photoactive hypericins;


  • Hypericin (standardized extracts) is used in the manufacture of antidepressant drugs;
  • The dry plant is used in the manufacture of food supplements that come in a variety of forms: teas, extracts, tablets, capsules, etc.;
  • Simple infusions or in combination with other plants (for the treatment of acid gastritis and ulcer) and manufacture of St. John's wort oil, St. John's wort tincture, cataplasms.

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• Extract of liposoluble bioactive compounds from sea buckthorn

Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L., fam. Eleagnaceae) is a unisexual, dioecious, thorny shrub spreading from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. It is highly valued for its orange fruits regarded as real natural multivitamins with multiple uses in medicine and in various related industries. Sea buckthorn fruits are used in the manufacture of jams, juices, syrups, jellies, liqueurs, being renowned for their stimulating effects on human organisms. Sea buckthorn bark, buds, stems and leaves rich in C vitamin are also highly appreciated.


  • The extract is a rich source of hydrosoluble and liposoluble vitamins, carotenoids, flavonoids, fat oil used for the treatment of ulcer, dermatoses, mycosis; manufacture of products with photoprotective, radioprotective, antitumoral and immunostimulating effect; manufacture of foods with stimulating effects on human organisms.


• Extract of liposoluble bioactive compounds from nutmeg

Walnut (Juglas regia L. Fam. Julandaceae) is either a cultivated or spontaneously spread tree in Europe and Asia. The nutmeg (Juglandis semen) is particularly used for food purposes, whereas the leaflets (Jugladis folium) and fruits pericarp (Juglandis pericarpum) are used for medical purposes.


  • The extract obtained is used in the food industry for the manufacture of pastry products or food supplements;
  • Manufacture of antidepressant products;
  • Walnut oil is largely used in art (painting and antiques restoration), cosmetic industry, culinary art, therapeutics.


• Extract of liposoluble bioactive compounds from dry grape seeds

The grapes (Vitis vinifera), more exactly the oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCS) found in grapes, act as strong antioxidants. Antioxidants destroy the free radicals, harmful compounds that destroy the DNA and cause the death of cells. Free radicals contribute to premature aging as well as to the occurrence of many health problems, including heart diseases and cancer.


Grape seed extract is an industrial derivative of grape seeds. The extract contains anthocyanins. Grape seed extract is used in alternative medicine as food supplement with various medical benefits.

• Bread with added grape seeds flour

The bread with added grape seeds flour is rich in antioxidants, Calcium, Potassium, Zinc and fibres. It does not contain gluten and sodium.

Applications: The consumption of bread with added grape seeds flour has various benefits:

  • Support for a healthy cardiovascular system;
  • Maintenance of the body’s natural defence system;
  • Support for the normal functioning of organism cells;
  • Assistance in the fight against free radicals;
  • Support for a healthy immune system.