Common plants used in Cosmetics






The use of medicinal & aromatic plants in cosmetic products are one of the four themes covered in the Expo. This article contains information of some of these plants.



Tea Tree oil

Tea tree oil is an essential oil of the tea tree also known as the Melaleuca alternifolia. This oil has an antibacterial effect and is therefore used in various cosmetic products. Because it is heavily concentrated, tea tree oil has to be combined with water or alcohol. It can be used to treat acne or any other skin disease as well as youth pimples.  Continue reading “Common plants used in Cosmetics”

MAP-Expo news May 2018

Seminar NVF

The Dutch society for Fytotherapy as a scientific association , is committed to the quality and reliability of plant-based medicines. The NVF publishes the Dutch paper for Fytotherapy four times a year. In addition, the NVF publishes an educational guide with training opportunities in the field of Fytotherapy. After the successful edition in 2017 where the NVF organized the Holland Fyto house, the 2018 expo looks promising. Continue reading “MAP-Expo news May 2018”

Cooperation between MAP-Expo and HAO-Demeter of Greece

During MAP-EXPO,  taking place in Eindhoven next October, HAO – Demeter, GREECE ( Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources) presents the workshop titled “Conservation, evaluation and dissemination  of Greek and Mediterranean medicinal/aromatic plants”-

In this workshop that is organized by the Greek Research Institute, three top scientists in the field of MAP will address the issues of Conservation and sustainable use of Mediterranean medicinal/aromatic crops, Design of new MAPs’ products and Nutritional value of Mediterranean MAPs.

Dr Eleni Maloupa, Director of Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Recourses, Plant Biology and Physiology, Dr Katerina Grigoriadou, Researcher at the same Institute, and Professor Diamanto Lazari, Department of Pharmacognosy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, will be there to present the above topics and answer to the audience’s questions

The use of mixed herbal teas from Greek herbs and their properties and Native medicinal aromatic plants: using our senses are also topics covered by the presentations.  A sensory analysis on health claim olive oil aromatized with essential oils will follow as well as discussions on cultivation, properties and nutritional values of MAP. Essential oils, olive oil, sea salt and mixed herbal teas will be provided by the team of HAO-Demeter.



Announcing CBD-Seminar at MAP-Expo 2018

Announcing CBD-Seminar at MAP-Expo 2018


Following up last year’s success, we welcome the network of the Nova-Institut and there will be a high-quality seminar hosted by the EIHA (European Industrial Hemp Association).

The program is as follows:




Boris Baňas,
A Brief update on CBD-related activities of European Industrial Hemp Associaiton


Tomáš Sadílek,                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CBD and its regulation at national and international level – current state and its future


Hana Gabrielová,
Global Standards for hemp / cannabis industry


Joscha Krauss,
“CBD – From farm to endproduct“ 


Sara Gobbi,
ASTM D37: cannabis products and relevant standardization needs


Boris Baňas,
Cannabis extracts and pharma-grade cannabinoids: several legal perspectives


The previous edition of MAP-Expo showed the potential of the Hemp industry. The seminar “Cannabidiol – from farm to end product” and the exhibitors attracted large numbers of high-quality visitors. These visitors were all interested in doing business with our exhibiting companies or were trying to establish themselves in the industry.  Building on this success, this edition will put even more focus on the hemp-industry.


We welcome you to visit MAP-Expo and visit our seminar hosted by EIHA. Further information about the program will follow.