The recipe for beauty
BLACK TURNIP, HORSETAIL, BURDOCK
Black turnip extract has been recognized by the traditional and folk medicine as the most effective way to control greasy hair, strengthen hair and prevent hair loss. It tones the scalp, reducing seborrhea and regenerating sebaceous glands. It contains, among others, essential oil, sulphur compounds, vitamin C and minerals.
Active substances contained in the burdock root are mainly polyacetylenes, essential oil, inulins, mucus, minerals and sterols. Extract is employed for oily skin care and to heal skin conditions (acne, psoriasis, boils, seborrheic dermatitis.) It is also used to treat excessive hair loss, greasy hair and dandruff and is added to formulas that cleanse the scalp and have antibacterial and antiseptic effect.
High in various minerals (potassium, iron, manganese, magnesium and others), water soluble compounds of silicon, saponins, flavonoids, organic acids, carotenoids and vitamin C, it regenerates, sooths and cleanses the skin, improving blood circulation therefore leaving the skin firmed. It also stimulates enzymes.
Tips on the hair care
Fresh juice of horsetail stops the bleeding. As antihemorrhagic drug was described by Pliny, who gave him the name eqiuisetum - horsetail.
The prickly heads of these plants (burrs) are noted for easily catching on to fur and clothing being the inspiration for invention of the hook-and-loop fastener Velcro. The hook-and-loop fasteners have been used for just about every conceivable application where a temporary bond is required. It is especially popular in clothing where it replaces buttons or zippers, and as a shoe fastener.
Black turnip because of its properties is very often used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. It is added mostly to shampoos. It strengthens and improves hair condition. It is also used for the production of a number of drugs for liver ailments.