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The incredible Mursala tea

The incredible Mursala Tea

Medicosmetics Anti-Age care include the ingredients of natural origin, specially selected for its unique cosmetics properties. One of them is the valuable extract of Mursala tea (Sidericus Scardica), Bulgarian herb endemism < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endemism > that grows in the Rhodope and Pirin Mountains.

The herb is still under the scientists research and discovers new medicinal properties. Russian scientists claim that the power of this plant is closer to the action and properties ofginseng and the popular pronouncement of Mursala tea as panacea may be remarkably close to the truth. It’s nowscientifically established that it has strong antioxidant effect. According to Dr. A. Alikovski, who made a thorough study of its properties and effects for several years. It has beneficial effects on clearing the body of accumulated toxins, has anti-cancer activity and strengthens the immune system. Its active elements include diterpenoids, flavonoid and fenylpropanoid, essential oils, triterpenoids – oleic acids, fatty acids, iridoids. Its composition determines its properties – antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and healing. Significant research has been done on Mursala tea confirming its popular use to prevent colds, flu and allergies. Most of this research has taken place in the Universities in the Netherlands, Greece and Bulgaria, where the plant is indigenous.

In ancient times, Mursala tea was a generic reference for plants, capable of healing wounds caused by iron weapons during the battles. In folk medicine, it is used,mainly, to treat acute and chronic bronchitis, shortness of breath in kidney disease, chronic gastritis, improve mental and physical performance in damaged liver.

Biologically active cosmetic composition in Medicosmetics Anti-Age care, that includes Mursala tea are shown:

• To slow down the aging process of cells;

• To counteract the harmful effects of the environment, especially for sunburn;

• To prevent oxidative degradation of the fragile and valuable components of epidermal fat and muscle tissue;

• To restore the water-lipid balance of the skin;

• To increase the softness and elasticity of the skin;

Usage of Mursala tea in cosmetic composition does biologically achieve multiple effects. Due to the content of flavonoids and fenylpropanoids, the extract has anti-oxidant effects and protects the body from free radicals and active forms of oxygen.

Free radicals and their formation are considered to be the main reason for collagen molecule destruction, skin aging processes and serious damages of tissues, such as Alzheimer’s desease, cataracts, atherosclerosis and others. There for, the use of Mursala tea extracts in preventive cosmetics is fully justified. The extracts help to dispose of free radicals and prevent premature skin aging. In addition to its antioxidant action, Mursala tea extracts have proven to have antibacterial and antifungal effect.

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