Friday, February 25, 2011

Alpine Rose

Rhododendron ferrugineum leaf cell culture extract
Alpine roses may be found growing wild in Switzerland at altitudes of about 2000 meters. Traditionally, they are known for their many medical benefits, but the plant is rare and so the best way to utilize its properties is by producing phyto-stem cells. Natural cell cultures from the leaves are used to produce live plant stem cells. Used in skin care, they help preserve the function of human epidermal stem cells creating a stronger barrier and contributing potent anti-oxidant protection. They increase the vitality of epidermal stem cells and protect them against UV-induced stress. 
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More About Alpine Rose  ~ by Marianne Griffeth
Alpine plants developed a variety of ways to withstand the extreme conditions of temperature, sun exposure (both intense and non-existent), poor soil, and high altitude.  A rare variety of Rhododendron produces leaves and flowers that are used in a variety of treatments including rheumatic disorders, neuralgia, muscle pains and migraine.  Today, the plant is used for homeopathy and external applications.  The leaves have dehydrins (proteins that protect them from dehydrating and freezing) and polyphenols to protect them from free radicals.

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  1. It's wild to think that STEM CELL RESEARCH evolved into the use of flowers like Alpine Rose for skin care--a lovely direction.

  2. Do they appear in the Toggenburg Valley.