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Valais wormwood: a plant rich in benefits at the heart of Swiss Alp syrups

Located in the heart of the Alps, the Valais region of Switzerland is renowned for its wealth of medicinal plants. Among these, Valais mugwort (Artemisia vallesiaca) stands out for its fortifying and digestive properties. It is also an excellent anti-inflammatory, diuretic, antifungal and a powerful antibacterial. Today, this herbaceous plant is making its way into our drinks, thanks to Swiss Alp Force Essentials, an innovative company based in Monthey, which offers a range of natural, artisanal syrups.

History of Armoise du Valais

Armoise du Valais belongs to the large Artemisia family, a genus that includes over 200 species worldwide. Its presence in the Valais dates back several centuries. This plant has adapted to the region's climatic and geographical conditions to develop unique properties.

Traditionally, Valais wormwood was used in folk medicine for its stimulating and invigorating properties. In particular, it was said to combat fatigue and digestive problems. It was also used for its diuretic and antifungal properties.

Armoise du Valais also has a special place in traditional Valais cuisine. Its slightly bitter taste and powerful aromas make it an ideal ingredient for spicing up dishes and drinks. Its use in Swiss Alp syrups continues this tradition of culinary and medicinal use of the plant.

Growing and harvesting Valais wormwood

Valais Mugwort, also known by its scientific name Artemisia vallesiaca All. belongs to the Asteraceae family. It can be recognised by its height, which varies between 20 and 40 cm, and its yellow flowers, which appear from August to October. It is a perennial plant that is particularly aromatic. It is important not to confuse it with other species of mugwort, such as common mugwort, wormwood or field mugwort.1.

Valais wormwood prefers dry or steppe environments and is xerothermophilous, which means it is adapted to warm, dry conditions.

Applications and uses of Armoise du Valais in Swiss Alp Sirops

The unique taste and health benefits of Armoise du Valais make it a valuable ingredient in Swiss Alp syrups. This herbaceous plant is renowned for its fortifying properties. It stimulates the appetite and has digestive properties. It is also an excellent anti-inflammatory, diuretic, antifungal and powerful antibacterial agent.

Armoise du Valais is used in the four flavours of syrup offered by Swiss Alp: Peach, Cola, Lemon and Tonic. These traditional syrups are 100% natural, gluten-free, lactose-free and free from preservatives. They are pasteurised to guarantee their safety and quality.

For example, Peach syrup is a summer delight that combines the taste of vine peach with the strength of our mountain plants. In each bottle of Peach syrup, you'll find water, sugar, vine peach flavouring, edelweiss, genepi and Armoise du Valais extracts, black tea, citric acid and organic caramel as a colouring agent. The recommended dosage is one part syrup to nine parts water.

Health benefits of Valais wormwood

Armoise du Valais is a herbaceous plant renowned for its fortifying properties. It stimulates the appetite and has digestive properties. It is also an excellent anti-inflammatory, diuretic, antifungal and powerful antibacterial agent.1.

The natural fortifier in this plant can help support the immune system and contribute to better overall health. As an anti-inflammatory, Valais mugwort can help reduce inflammation in the body, which is beneficial for people suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions.

As a diuretic, Valais Mugwort can help eliminate excess fluid from the body. This can be beneficial for people who need to manage water retention. In addition, its antifungal and antibacterial activity can help protect against various infections.

Armoise du Valais is also known for its digestive properties. It can help stimulate the appetite, which can be beneficial for people who have difficulty eating or suffer from eating disorders. It can also help promote healthy digestion by helping to regulate digestive processes.

It's important to note that although Armoise du Valais has many potential health benefits, it's always advisable to consult a health professional before starting any new diet or dietary supplement.

Swiss Alp's contribution to sustainability and innovation

Swiss Alp is more than just a syrup producer. It's a company that values innovation, sustainability and the well-being of its consumers. Based in Monthey, Swiss Alp is an innovative company that markets vegan products suitable for both families and sports enthusiasts. They work with specialists in liqueurs, plant biotechnology, phytochemistry and nutraceuticals to ensure that all their ingredients are chosen for both pleasure and well-being.

The use of Armoise du Valais in their syrups is a perfect example of how Swiss Alp is committed to using natural, health-promoting ingredients. As well as offering a healthy alternative to industrial sodas, they also contribute to the preservation of local traditions and the promotion of plants indigenous to the Swiss Alps.

Swiss Alp also strives to ensure that their products are accessible to all. With their attentive customer service, they are ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have about their products.

Whether you're a local or a lover of nature in the Swiss Alps, we invite you to try Swiss Alp syrups made from Valais wormwood and discover for yourself the freshness of the Alps in your glass.