Posted by Trish Alkaitis on Feb 3rd 2016
This is a snapshot of the powerful healing properties of the plants, herbs, oils, and vitamins that we work with. Each ingredient in its’ own right offers much more than can be listed here. As well, never is one ingredient more important than the other. Our products work because of the full combination synergistically working together. Just like the eco-system in a pond, the water is not more important than the turtle, or lotus flower. Each aspect supports the other to create the whole and so it is for our products.
The fruit of the moriche palm is edible and is exceptionally high in vitamin C. It is often used to makes juices, jams and even fermented wine. Buriti oil is extracted from the pulp of these fruits. This oil is immensely rich in tocopherols, oleic acid and carotenoids; especially beta-carotene. As the oil is of a reddish color, it is used as an ink on hides as well as on skin.
The Latin name for the Moriche palm is: Mauritia flexuosa. The palm has large leaves that form a crown. Its yellowish flowers bloom from December to April. It bears a sweet fruit that has the color of chestnut. The fruit is covered with small shiny scales and grows from December to June. Inside, yellow fruit flesh covers a hard oval nut.
The oil deeply nourishes and moisturizes the skin, repairs the epidermis and is highly effective in improving the skin’s elasticity. The anti-oxidant activity of the oil protects the lipid membranes that surround all skin cells, therefore the oil is known to keep these cells healthy. The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil benefits sensitive skin that experiences dryness, redness and irritation. The photo-protective properties of the oil help skin cells to cope better with potential UVA and UVB damage.
This large palm tree can reach up to 115 ft in height and is found in the wetlands and swamp forests of the Amazon and Northern regions of South America.
Brazilian natives refer to the Moriche palm as the “The tree of life” and consider the tree to be sacred. For centuries the rich oil of the buriti fruit has been loved and used to nourish and protect the skin and treat various skin problems.
Buriti oil is an important ingredient in Dr. Alkaitis’ Skin Renewing and Rejuvenating Organic Oil Complex. This organic oil complex is the soul of his Organic Ageless Facial Elixir. In his signature complexes, Dr. Alkaitis meticulously combines carefully chosen ingredients to increase their potential. The specific therapeutic value of the ingredients is within these combinations. This unique intermingling of ingredients makes Dr. Alkaitis’ products adaptogenic. These adaptogenic products drastically increase your skin’s ability to adapt to various damaging influences. They help your skin to reach and maintain homeostasis; that balanced state were it is glowing with health.