|An ancient Italian distillery where essential oils are treated.|
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Italian ancient botanical remedies combined with modern cosmetics.
In Italy what we commonly call “Erboristeria”is a sort of herbal pharmacy where our pharmacists, historically named aromatists, work on, study and practice ancient healing formulations based on the use of the natural herbs, to provide people affected by particular healthy problems with a customized cure.
Our pharmacists were strong believers of the effectiveness of the monks herbal knowledge,which the natural healing remedies they adopted and studied were based on.
A lot of Italians still rely on suggestions by their family pharmacist to obtain botanical remedies healing the skin,as for example the following ones;
Chamomile essential oil ;it soothes and calms irritation, relieves allergic reactions. Chamomile is anti-inflammatory, treats capillary fragility, and helps calm eczema and allergic conditions.It also helps to heal rosacea.
Butcher’s broom and Licorice;they have a gentle anti-redness and anti-inflammatory action that reduces redness and improves the tone of uneven blotchy skin.Butcher’s broom is vasoconstrictor, improves circulation and reduce redness. Licorice; treats acne, calms allergic skin and improves condition of fragile capillaries.
Hawthorn and Horse chestnut stimulate and improve circulation with a special tonic effect on the capillaries, gradually helping to strengthen and minimize visible ones.Hawthorn; lightly astringent with tonic and healing effects especially for capillaries.Horsechestnut; healing, improves circulation, refreshes.
Sweet almond oil; emollient and highly nourishing traditionally used to prevent signs of aging and dehydration.
Karite’; a natural emollient, anti wrinkle, protective, and nourishing.
Lavender is known for its protective and healing properties, St. John's Wort is ideal for calming the skin after sun exposure or sunburn. The scent of Italian-grown Lavender Agustifolia is woodsy and floral, agreeable to both men and women.A Lavender, St. John's Wort and Wheat Germ Oil Body Lotion is ideal to soothe and hydrate dry, sensitive and irritated skin, to prevent dehydration and restores skin's tone and softness.
During the past Italian alchemist and herbalist were used to using Calendula to heal scares. This flower indeed is able to accelerate the natural healing process of scars and stimulate skin tissue granulation when burns, abrasions and small plagues occur. Calendula optimizes also skin blood circulation by promoting an antibacterial activity.
Mallow;healing,decongestant,helps prevent age lines and reduce eye swelling.
Blue Chamomile essential oil which soothes and calms irritation, relieves allergic reactions
Rose is known for its antidiarrhoeal, purification, tonic and energizing properties. For topical use this plant is appreciated for its antiseptic, astringent and healing action. Rose again contains vitamin A, B, C, E, K, PP, tannins and pectin which are used for their astringent, healing and toning properties.
Rosemary & Almond Oil; Rosemary has been traditionally used to stimulate oily and dull skin, refines the skin texture, reduces and purifies clogged pores, antiseptic quality helps the healing process of skin eruption caused by acne.
Chamomile & Sweet Almond Oil; for the face, light and soothing oil, recommended to heal dry and sensitive skin.Anti-inflammatory,treats capillary fragility, helps calm eczema and allergic conditions. Reduce redness and evens the tone and color of the skin.
Lavender & Sweet Almond oil; Lavender (from Latin-lavare-to wash) is always been associated with cleaning and purification. Balances the natural ph of the skin, normalizes sensitive skin with blemishes. Mildly antiseptic helps prevent bacteria that cause acne and irritation, helps heal scars due to acne, and prevents blemishes.
Bitter oranges, organically grown in the south of Italy, have been traditionally used in medicine to provide antioxidants and free radical protection able to increase the skin's natural defense and to prevent cellular damaging.Oranges also have an important cell regeneration capacity with mild astringent effects that refines the skin texture.
-Lemon-a natural purifier, anti-oxidant astringent and tonic, balances the natural ph of the skin.
The information provided on this site is for education purposes only and is not intended to assess, diagnose or prescribed for any medical condition. Always seek the counsel of a qualified health care practitioner for concerns.