What is Phytotherapy and why do we apply it so much at Morganna’s Alchemy?
Herbal medicine, as the name suggests is a treatment (therapy) by plants (phyto). It is one of the oldest medicines in the world. Already the druids of our old Europe (600 BC) used them regularly, and were not ignorant of the virtues of the mistletoe against sterility. Our grandmothers knew how to use chamomile to revive blonde hair, rose to lighten the complexion, the borage oil to clean. Indeed, plants are rich in minerals and trace elements that are conveyed by the sap. Their therapeutic virtues are due to the active ingredients located in their different organs: Leaves, fruits, flowers, roots, rhizomes…
At Morganna’s Alchemy we know that there is a trend, a thirst for balance, for going back to nature, and it seems that herbal teas, capsules, essential oils and floral elixirs have never been so successful!
Today, we have gone back to the sources. Cosmetology often uses essential oils, a steam distillation of aromatic plants to extract the essence. These active principles are used in the composition of face and body products, in creams, masks, massage oils, wraps, etc. The plants are numerous, complex, but, over time, we will learn to know them one after the other.
Here are just a few of these plants with proven track records over the centuries!
- Aloe Vera closes the pores of the skin, activates hydration, calms the effects of burns.
Chamomile is Soothing, softening, lightening, relaxing compress, micellar water products.
- The juniper (Juniper) is anti-inflammatory, stimulating and antiseptic, calms tired feet.
- The Peruvian vine to counter the cellulite and the fatty masses Cure of slimming.
- Hamamelis is great for circulatory problems in the case of varicose veins or heaviness in the legs.
- St. John’s Wort is Astringent, softening, protective, regenerating.
- Green tea moisturizing, remineralizing, anti-oxidant.
- Red Vine helps Circulatory Problems and helps Resorb Superfluous Cushions.