Because of its extraordinary therapeutic properties for a number of diseases and conditions the Cinchona has been cultivated for production of drugs for centuries. It is a very valuable component of the cosmetics industry, as well, as it effectively fights stubborn dandruff and all kinds of skin problems. We offer you to get yourselves acquainted with its characteristics and to include it in your beautification procedures.
Cinchona tree (Cinchona Officinalis) comes from the Amazonian rain forests, documented for a first time in the 17th century, after it rescued the wife of a high-standing Peruvian from a serious illness. Thus, it became clear that the pulverized bark extract - quinine, can be used as a potent drug against malaria, fever and dysentery.
It owns its healing properties to the large amount of alkaloids in the bark, which are a natural remedy for a number of other ailments, including the common cold, hangover, anemia, arrhythmia, several types of cancer and varicose veins.
Moreover, the quinine extract has analgesic and antibacterial properties, which work efficiently for muscle cramps and problems with the bile, the liver, the spleen and the heart. Because it stimulates saliva and digestion, this substance is commonly applied for gastro-intestinal disorders, loss of appetite and constipation.
In the cosmetics industry, the extract of quinine is used for its extremely beneficial effects on skin and hair. It is a very effective ingredient for hair loss, because it increases blood flow to the scalp, stimulates blood circulation in the blood vessels and thus strengthens the hair follicles. On the other hand, its antiseptic and antibacterial properties kill the fungi that cause dandruff and promote exfoliation of dead skin. The same applies for bacteria causing inflammation, rashes and more serious skin problems.
What are the other aesthetic benefits of quinine?
- Nourishes and strengthens hair follicles
- Supports blood circulation in the scalp
- Removes toxins and substances that suffocate the cells and interfere with the metabolism
- Regulates sebum secretion
- Eliminates dandruff
- Stops the growth of fungus causing dandruff
- Tightens and cleans the pores
- Tones the skin and brightens the complexion
- Reduces skin sensitivity
- Calms and soothes skin ailments
- Stimulates hair growth
- Cures hemorrhoids, wounds and burns
Because quinine could have undesired side effects if used in excessive quantities, it is best to use a specialized formula for hair or skin that contains it as an active ingredient - shampoo, conditioner or tonic, for example. This way, you’ll make sure that you get an accurate therapeutic dose in combination with additional active substances, providing a complete and comprehensive care for the relevant cosmetic problem.