At Sapin Fortin, this is non-negotiable: we choose quality ingredients with exceptional properties for all of our products. This is why we take the quality of our ingredients very seriously, its as important as your health. By choosing the most natural ingredients possible, we retain the benefits from picking up the components until the last drop of your favorite syrup.


At the heart of our products for over 100 years and used for centuries by Native Americans, it is known to treat respiratory tract infections, inflammation of the mucous membranes, and relieve rheumatic and neuralgic pains. Antiseptic – expectorants – antispasmodic – anti-inflammatory – analgesic – stimulant of the organism


Often used for acute and chronic bronchitis, inflammation of the airways and even of the bladder, chronic rheumatism and lumbago. Also known to relieve rheumatic and neuralgic pain. Anti-bacterial – stimulant – diuretic


Red spruce bark has long been used by our ancestors to fight a variety of ailments. It is known to stimulate and invigorate in case of fatigue (strengthens and stimulates the body) in addition to being very useful in cases of bronchitis and sinusitis, as well as relieving rheumatic pain (activates blood and lymphatic circulation). Anti-microbial – anti-diarheic – anti-inflammatory – expectorant – decongestant


Eastern hemlock is the most graceful conifer in Ontario. It grows slowly and lives a long time. Often used as a remedy for colds (with watery discharge), fever, diarrhea, cystitis, infections and stomach upset. Effective as a gargle to relieve sore throat. Astringent – febrifuge (helps lower fever) – antiseptic


Ash bark was eaten by the Saulteaux (First Nations) of the Great Lakes region as well as the Mi’kmaq, who scratched the various layers into long, fluffy strips and then cooked them. The sap of this tree was frequently added to that of maple and yellow birch to reduce it to syrup or drink it as is. The gum of some species was used to sweeten food and children considered it a delicacy of choice. Diuretic – anti-inflammatory (arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatism)


Certainly one of the most widely used and widespread essential oils with numerous health benefits. Its traditional use is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and this ingredient is also on the list of medicinal plants in the French pharmacopoeia. Known to promote the evacuation of bronchial secretions, thus helping in the treatment of conditions such as bronchitis or cough. This plant is also a powerful antiseptic, which helps fight fever and infections affecting the respiratory or digestive system. Expectorant – fluidifying – antiseptic – astringent – antispasmodic – bronchodilator


Menthol is obtained either synthetically or by extraction from the essential oil of peppermint or other essential oils of mint. Very often used to relieve minor throat irritations. It is also a local anesthetic, which is why it is commonly found in cough products and which relieves sore throats. We then feel the sensation of cold and freshness almost instantly. Decongestant – anti-inflammatory – anti-bacterial – antiviral – antioxidant


Peppermint is a hybrid between mint and spearmint. It is available in various forms either leaf, capsules or oil. Over the years, peppermint has been shown to be effective in several health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, skin conditions, headaches, colds and flu (decreasing congestion of the respiratory mucous membranes). Painkiller – decongestant


A true natural antibiotic, it contains many nutrients: vitamins, minerals and trace elements. It helps treat colds and relax sore or itchy throats by reducing the severity and frequency of symptoms. It heals small wounds, is a key ingredient in our cooking and comforts us before going to bed in a tea or herbal tea. Antioxidant – antimicrobial – antibacterial


The root of the plant is generally used to treat infections of the respiratory tract, urinary tract and to prevent the flu or the common cold by reducing the duration and severity of symptoms (congestion, runny nose, sore throat, headache, etc. weakness and chills). It is known to also increase energy, the overall vitality of the body and purifies the kidneys, liver and lungs. Stimulates, protects and strengthens the immune system. Anti-inflammatory – natural antibiotic – anti-infective


Among Native Americans, maple syrup was used as a tonic. It’s packed with antioxidants that help cells absorb glucose quickly, giving this homegrown product a low glycemic index. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants with the ability to reduce oxidative stress which is the cause of pro-inflammatory diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. A daily consumption of 50 mL of syrup of maple provides 3% of the recommended intakes of calcium, potassium and iron. The same amount meets 2% of the magnesium requirements, as does a supply of manganese and zinc. It also contains molecules with beneficial properties for health. Recent data indicate the presence in maple sap of phenolic compounds and flavonoids. Phenolic compounds are also recognized for their organoleptic properties. Maple syrup also stands out from all other sugars by the fact that it contains abscisic acid and phaseic acid, which are produced by maple trees to combat stress caused by environment. Quebec is one of the largest producers of maple syrup. Antioxidant – antimutagen