Arnica Montana has often been associates as a remedy for bruising and sprains. The root contains essentail oils which are powerful anti-inflammatory agents. Found throughout Europe in moist, peaty siliceous soils. Generatiions of Swiss mountain guides chewed arnica leaves to prevent fatigue whilst climbing.
Arnica Montana is native to Alpine meadows. It is known as a reliable bioindicator for nutrient poor and acidic soil.
- Improves boold circulation
- Wound healing
Aloe Barbadensis is a succulent plant originating from the Arabian peninsula. The leaf gel is a natural moisturiser and a natural filter against UVB. IT has a slight astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It has wound healing and antibiotic properties and fights irritations. Nahrin AG are members of the International Aloe Science Council, a non-profit organisation set up to share best practices and shared research into Aloe products.
- Regulates the moisture content in the skin
- Improves blood circulation in the skin
- Reduces irritations
Bambusa Vulgaris native to Indochina and one of the biggest of the bamboo species.
- rich in silicon acid (important for skin, hair and nails)
- gives volume to fine hair, as well as elasticity and brilliance without making it heavy
Brassica Oleracea Italica is a member of the cabbage family and native to Europe. The seeds contain over 50% unsaturated fatty acids which is mainly made up of erucic acid (omega-9), oleic acid (omega-9) and linoleic acid (omega-6).
- rich in minerals (calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron)
- rich in vitamins (mainly C, E but also B-group)
- rich in secondary plant substances (flavonoids)
- contains unsaturated fatty acids as active ingredients
- skin and hair caring
- flattens rebel hair
- water repellent
Piper Nigrum is indigenous plant to south India and has been used for flavouring and in traditional medicines for many centuries. Black pepper is made from the green unripe drupes which are cooked in hot water briefly to rupture the skins before drying. Oil is then extracted by crushing them.
- a warm and spicy essential oils
- helps to warm up the body and mind
- relieves sore muscles and joints
- strengthens the immune system
- improves the micro-circulation in the skin
Elettaria Cardamomumis, known as the queen of spices, a herbaceous perennial plant native to southern India. It produces a green pod that contains black seeds. The seeds are ground and used for medicinal and culinary purposes. Cardamom is known for its anti-inflammatory properties
- fights infections
- rich in vitamins A, B and C
- helps digestion
- fights cramps
The seed of the Prunus Armeniaca is used as an exfoliant therefore replacing the need for plastic microbeads which are oceans and entering out food chain. THe oil is moiturising and rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
- Activates skin metabolism
- Rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes
A chemical compound present in botanical extracts of the comfrey plant. Has softening and moisturising properties. It increases water content in the top layer of the skin. It helps promote wound healing and is soothing has anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties. It improves cell regeneration and smooths rough and chapped skin.
- Improves cell regeneration
- Smooths rough and chapped skin
- Helps healing of cuts
Bisabolol is a natural substance which is a primary component of German chamomile essential oil. It has a subtle floral scent and is known for it’s skin healing properties.
- extract of chamomile
Prunus Dulcis, a native of the Mediterranean, is a classic base oil for massage products. It has caring and nourishing properties and quickly penetrates the skin. It is suitable for all skin types especially sensitive rough and dry skin.
- Caring and nourishing
- Penetrates the skin quickly
- Suitable for all skin types
- Ideal for sensitive, rough and dry skin
Dacus Carota Sativa, also known a wild carrot. Its leaves and tripinnate has a fine and lacy appearance. It is often planted as a companion plant to crops to attract pollinating insects.
- skin healing
- UV protection
Beta Vulgaris, a native plant of Europe and the Mediterranean coast and the roots and leaves have been used in traditional treatments for a wide range of ailments. It is known to improve skin hydration and help reduce wrinkles.
- skin protecting
Cardiospermum Halicacabum also known as the balloon plant because of its lantern like fruits is a tropical and subtropical climbing plant found in Africa and Asia. It iis mainly used in homeopathy as it has an effect similar to cortisone and is therefore anti-inflammatory. The main effect of the balloon plant originates from the polysterols which are of great help to treat all type of skin problems
Ruscus Aculeatus is an evergreen shrub native to Eurasia. Found in woodlands and hedgerows, and have flat, leaf-like cladophylls which bear a small pale green flower followed by red berries. Traditionally it was used to clean bucher’s chopping boards due to its antibacterial properties and its effect of contracting veins thus improving blood flow.
- stimulates blood circulation
- prevents dilatation of veins
- increases the elasticity of veins
Cera Alba, a natural wax produced by honey-bees. Used by the Egyptians for mummification and in the middle ages, it was seen as valuable enough to be used as currency. Beeswax has soothing properties and protects the skin from dryness without preventing it from breathing. It also works as an emulsifier.
Melissa Indica is native to Europe. The name Melissa comes from the Greek meaning ‘honeybee’ referring to the richness of nectar secreted by the flowers. Oil is obtained by steam distillation and is know for its calming effect. The leaves are rich in terpene which acts a relaxant and has an antiviral effect.
- helps with sleeping disorders
- reduces fever