CALLED BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION:
“ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MEDICINAL
PLANT SPECIES TO BE CONSERVED”.
PEGAGA THE WONDER HERB OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Pegaga found in Malaysia, is a member of the parsley family. It is a slender herbaceous creeper that inhabits marshy areas and is found along roadsides and ditches. It has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine. Pegaga has been important in Malaysia's medicinal systems and is thought by many to prolong life. Pegaga is a rich source of vitamin K and contains magnesium, calcium and other essential nutritional ingredients.
Traditional uses for Pegaga include:
- Applications for many skin problems and hair disorders
- Mental & physical fatigue
- Expelling parasites, hysteria, asthma, and varicose veins.
Active constituents in Pegaga differ depending on where it is gathered. to It includes glycosides such as Brahminosides, Asiaticosides, Centelloside & Triterpenic Acids.
- Pegaga has a calming effect on the body and is used to support the central nervous system.
- Pegaga helps alleviate fatigue and reduces the effects of depression and insomnia.
- Pegaga increases brain function, improving concentration and memory.
- Pegaga has a positive effect on circulation, improving the flow of blood throughout the body and strengthens veins and capillaries.
- Pegaga has antibiotic properties that support the immune system, and is especially beneficial in treating a variety of skin problems.
- Pegaga is used to relieve symptoms related to colds and respiratory problems, including congestion, fevers and sore throats.
- Pegaga is used to support the heart and promote healthy liver and kidney functions.
- Pegaga is used to strengthen the vascular system, to strengthen connective tissue, and to treat vascular inflammation.
- Pegaga has traditionally been used to treat leprosy as it helps break down the waxy coating of the leprosy bacillus so that it can be destroyed.
- Pegaga helps to detoxify the body of chemicals and drugs, and it has a revitalizing effect on the brain cells & nerves.
- Pegaga helps stimulate collagen production when used topically on the skin. It improves wound healing-time by stimulating cellular mitosis and is therefore used to treat burns, scarring, psoriasis and eczema.
- Pegaga has been used in traditional Malaysian skin & hair care preparations for thousands of years. People depend on its regenerative properties, to clarify and beautify the skin. Pegaga helps against dandruff and hair loss and aids in lustrous, shiny and healthy hair.
Pegaga is one of the great discoveries of Nature and, not without reason, the World Health Organization classified Pegaga as one of the most important plant species to be conserved in the world.
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