Saturday, May 2, 2015

Beauty Secrets of Organic Plaintain Extract, Part I

Organic Plantain leaf is known as a very healing plant that's usually overlooked, because most people think of it as a common weed.  It can be seen growing in abundance in the your yard or in fields. It is an excellent source of vitamins C, A, and K, and well over 200 species of organic Plantain are found in the world.  Plaintain Major, a broad-leaved or common plantain, and Plaintain Lanceolata, narrow-leaved plantain, or ribwort, are the two most common species to North America.

Plaintain Major is actually seen growing in the cracks of sidewalks. It is anti-bacterial in nature and contains allantoin, an anti-inflammatory plant chemical, well known for accelerating healing and generating new skin growth, and it even boosts the immune system.  It's simple to use it to quickly make a poultice that is very soothing on skin burns.  Herbal poultices are always a great organic remedy for cooling and soothing minor burns, rashes and common skin irritations, especially those associated with dryness and itching. 

Fresh, organic Plantain leaves are best to use when make healing skincare remedies at home.  The leaves can easily be prepared in a high-speed blender that will thoroughly chop up its leaves, stems and roots. Then the macerated, organic fresh leaves can be applied to minor skin irritations, like poison ivy, to bee stings, malignant skin ulcers and burns. 

Another fascinating property of this amazing organic healer is it actually stops bleeding in minor cuts, or is styptic.  It is clear that organic Plantain Leaf contains many important skin healing components, two of the most important being the Glucoside Aucubin and Allantoin.  

Choose all-natural, organic skin care and beauty products that contain this powerful anti-inflammatory plant, and you will give your skin protection and healing that is far more effective than any manufactured cosmetic that contains chemicals that are actually harmful to your skin.  -Stay tuned for more information on this miracle plant, coming in Part II of this Post!