The increasing demand for all-natural products never seems to fade. Fortunately, the supply always meets the demand since nature is generative, though not exactly an infinite source of raw material. Still, there are always new plants discovered and advertised to have medicinal effects. From these plants are created by-products tagged as all-natural including food supplements, cosmetics, soaps and shampoos.
Though not all these so-called natural products work for many, they are continuously patronized because they are advertised as organic, chemical-free and natural. Consumers are more likely to purchase these products because of such labeling. Department and supermarkets shelves are now filled with these products because of the huge market is has created. Health stores have also sprouted carrying items that are plant-based and all-natural.
For instance, the name of a certain tree in Brazil called Mimosa Hostilis sounds a lot more appealing than salycylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. When used as an ingredient for a product, people feel safe when they know that its component is plant rather than chemical-based.
One ingredient that makes consumers patronize these all-natural beauty products is mimosa hostilis powder. This powder is made from the Mimosa Hostilis or Jurema tree. The inner core of the tree’s bark is pulverized and made into powder which can be used to produce natural dye. Some manufacturers use it in tanneries as a component in leather production.
One significant characteristic of the mimosa hostilis powder is its unique pink color. Its color makes it a favorite among cosmetic manufacturers as a source of bright red dye. However, it is more commonly used as ingredient for many skin products because of its natural properties.
As an ingredient in cosmetics like face and hair products, the mimosa hostilis powder is known to promote skin rejuvenation. It is also known to have antiseptic properties that are twice as effective as other bactericides. It was also found to have topical analgesic effects and can be used as an ingredient for topical ointments. It has been used successfully to treat burns. However, more research will have to be done before it can be used to treat burn patients in hospitals. With further studies and laboratory tests, there’s more to discover about the chemical properties of this plant. In the future, its other uses can be proven to have good for the human body. By then, it can serve as an approved natural alternative to chemically-manufactured drugs.