Why the Paracress flower bud is my favorite?
Otherwise known as the toothache plant (Acmella Oleracea) The Paracress flower’ properties are what make us truly believe in the pure, potent power of plants and, their extracts.
It’s a story of a little plant that goes back hundreds and hundreds of years! The Incas were the first to thoroughly understand this flower and, used it in the form of a paste to treat any mouth ailments, thus the name toothache plant. It has a powerful numbing effect and works great for inflammation of the gums, lips and mucous membranes of the mouth.
Oh’ and it’s pretty….. It is a small yellow bud with a red top; who would think it to have such powerful properties. Its uses around the world are vast. However, It is the main active ingredient of the plant, spilanthol , concentrated in the flower, leaves and roots, which is responsible for the particular taste, medicinal and cosmetic properties of the plant, and where our interest lies the most. The flowers and leaves of Paracress (A. oleracea )are known for their strong odor and pronounced taste, often referred to as an astringent.
Our Spilanthol, is from Madagascar and helps us to obtain products that are fabulous anti-aging, densifying, firming, film-forming, which hydrate, sculpt the oval of the face and provide a lifting and smoothing effect!
How is Spilanthol so powerful?
There are 40 species of the gene Spilanthes and Acmella that are very important in all traditional medicines on the planet. Here is the group of molecules that work together in a sort of entourage effect
The main classes of therapeutic constituents include alkamides (mainly spilanthol), coumarins, flavonoids, terpenoids and polysaccarides
Thanks to those molecules here is a list of applications for Paracress (electric daisy) flower
APPLICATION IN PHYTOTHERAPY
The plant would have powerful anesthetic, diuretic, digestive, antiscorbutic properties. It used to be used to make toothpaste. Crunched, the leaves stop the toothaches.
Malagasy doctors recommend consuming watercress to combat malaria and heat fatigue.
The raw and cooked leaves of (Paracress) mafane brède are used in much the same way as spinach and other leafy vegetables in salads and ready meals. Cooking tends to reduce the pronounced taste of the leaves.
The Dried or powdered leaves and flowers are also used as a spice or as a flavoring in chewing tobacco and beverages.
The flower bud has an initial grassy taste, followed by a pungent or anesthetic sensation that often increases salivation and provides a refreshing effect in the throat.
Spilanthol, the main active ingredient in the plant, is generally recognized as safe when consumed as a flavoring or food. It is usually eaten in parts of Asia and South America. It is relatively new in North America and Europe, except in sub-populations where it is part of the diet
You can even put it in your butter:
PARA CRESSON LEAF BUTTER:
Put 4 handfuls of leaves at the bottom of a container and add 100 g softened butter on top. The next day, you can collect the butter and separate it from the leaves. Keep some to form a case worthy of interest.
There is now a rum based on the Paracress flower check out the formula
Rhum ambré de République Dominicaine 35°
+ Sucre de canne bio d’Amérique du sud
+ Miel bio d’Issigeac (Dordogne)
+ Fleurs de brèdes Mafane Bio (44)
In traditional medicine : The leaves and flowers are used in analgesic and anti-inflammatory preparations for the treatment of dental pain. They are also used in stimulant preparations and antifungals for dermatological use. The roots are used strictly for therapeutic purposes to treat fever, rheumatism, flu, cough, malaria, obesity and snake bites.
Spilanthol the active ingredient is anti-inflammatory and anesthetic and is recommended in affections of the mouth (mouth ulcers, gingivitis) in the form of an infusion of the leaves to be used in gargling (30 g of leaves for 1 liter of boiling water). To treat abscesses, pain and tooth decay, it is advisable to chew fresh leaves
In skincare cosmetics!
We saved the best for last
“Spilanthol the active ingredient in Paracress flower is used in various types of cosmetics preparation as a way to decrease the expression lines and to sculpt the jaw line”
We know that as our skin ages, there is a progressive disorganization of the dermal structure occurs that is responsible for the loss of firmness and elasticity.
Spilanthol is made from handpicked, flowers by selective harvesting of only the upper buds. This automatically helps to protect the environment.
Our Face and body contours lose their definition and, we
acts deeply in the skin. By stimulating fibroblasts’ activity, it provides support to the collagen fiber network and restores firmness and smoothness of the facial skin and body
The EXTRACTION PROCESS
Done through Molecular distillation of alkyl amides,contained in the flower bud. There is also a long screening of several purification technologies performed through short path distillation. This helps us to obtain an optimal concentration in active fraction.
The purity and high concentration of the active is what visibly smoothes skin and reduces crow’s feet wrinkles from the very first day of usage.
We also did Clinicals
- Improves Skin firmness and elasticity
- Reduces crepey appearance on the neck and décolleté
According to the book “Plantas antimaláricas de Tumaco: costa pacífica Colombiana” (Page 316), Spilanthes americana is used against malaria in Tumacos in Colombia.
According to the book “Tzotzil Botany of Zinacantan” (Page 248), Spilanthes americana is used for wounds and fevers among the Mayan Tzotzil of Chiapas in Mexico.