Ribwort plantain has been used widely since ancient times to manage a wide range of diseases.

Due to its unique characteristics, medicinal uses of Ribwort plantain have been known for centuries.

Altheys French Laboratory isolated the active molecules in Ribwort plantain extracts called orthoquinone and developed a full line of products for eczema and atopic dermatitis. Altheys is the first company in the world to isolate and patent the active molecules of P. lanceolata. (French patent - N° 15 704 040 3 1109 ).

We discovered that used in dermo-cosmetics, the extract of Ribwort plantain reduces irritation and inflammation. It has astringent and antioxidant properties and supports the skin's natural healing processes. Altheys Laboratory has patented the active ingredients of Ribwort plantain for its exceptional virtues on atopic skin, eczema and psoriasis. This active ingredient is called orthoquinone:


We offers a new and natural alternative to all patients who are reluctant to use corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors. Corticosteroids are not recommended for long-term use, over a large body surface, or on the face. Calcineurin inhibitors carry a black box warning for T-cell lymphoma and may sometimes lead to high risks of cancer.

All Altheys line of products contain extracts from Ribwort plantain

Our Zematopic body cream has been approved in Europe as a Class IIa Medical Device


Altheys is a French dermo-cosmetic laboratory specializing in patented natural care with Ribwort plantain and corticosteroid-free for the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, shingles, and atopic dermatitis in adults and babies. Founded in the heart of the Auvergne volcanoes by Hanane DRISSI, Altheys introduces the very first patented dermatological range to the market, to soothe sensitive and reactive atopic-prone skin naturally and without any toxicity. Altheys has identified and patented the mode of action of a molecule from Ribwort plantain: orthoquinone, by developing a concentrated Ribwort plantain extract that optimizes its effects by destroying the nitric oxide responsible for inflammation. It is this extract that gives our products their incredible efficacy of over 95%!
In vitro and in vivo tests conducted on the product Atopic Skin Care Cream 200ml by Dermscan, Scientific Domain of Doua, 69623 Villeurbanne. Cohort study conducted in collaboration with 100 pilot pharmacies in France and nearly 400 patients treated for atopic dermatitis.