Posted by Trish Alkaitis on Jan 20th 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.
In Ayurveda the Arjun tree is considered a sacred plant. The fruit and bark have been used as a traditional Ayurvedic remedy for thousands of years. It is a powerful anti-oxidant and is used to heal a variety of conditions. Atopic use accelerates the healing of wounds and effectively treats skin disorders like acne as well as hemorrhages and ulcers. The Arjun tree has potent inflammatory properties and is known to protect the DNA from damage.
The Latin name for the Arjun tree is: Terminalia Arjuna. Its pale yellow flowers appear between March and June and its fruits between September and November. The bark has an outer surface that is smooth while the inner surface has longitudinal striation and is pinkish in color. From April to May the bark will flake off itself.
Traditionally the fresh leaves are prepared as a juice, the fruits are made into a paste and the bark can be decocted or dried and pulverized.
The Terminalia Arjuna is about 60 – 80 ft. tall and is found along rivers, streams and dry water bodies in Bangladesh, South and Central India and West Bengal, as well as in the forests of Sri Lanka and Mauritius.
The Terminalia Arjuna is an Ayurvedic remedy that has been mentioned in many ancient Indian texts about medicine.
The Terminalia Arjuna is an important ingredient in Dr. Alkaitis’ Skin Youth-Enhancing Organic Herbal Complex. This herbal complex is the heart 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.
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