This is the sixteenth part of our series where we take a look at all the 22 ingredients in Paul Penders’ patent pending LevensESSENTIE Gold® herbal extract which is a part of all Paul Penders products.
Pegaga (Centerela Asiatica) – also known as Indian Pennyworth – is a herb with antibacterial, anti-psoriatic and genuine wound-healing properties.
Known throughout Asia as “The Miracle Hero of the Rainforest”, pegaga is a member of the parsley family and grows wild alongside ordinary grass.
It is native to a large area, from Iran in west to the northern part of Australia in the east, including certain areas of East Africa and Madagascar.
About the size of a thumbnail, its clover-like leaves are inconspicuous, but this belies their true capabilities. When used topically or orally, pegaga leaves possess several qualities that cause a chain of beneficial effects in the body.
Pegaga is considered quite nutritious. It can be eaten raw or cooked. The taste is slightly bitter and leafy and the herb is often used in Asian cooking. In rice and curry dishes as finely chopped leaves, or as whole leaves in various salads. In most Asian countries pegaga is also used as an ingredient in herbal drinks, for example in India where it is a part of the summer drink “thandaayyee”
Pegaga has been used since ancient times, especially in the Ayurvedic medical system of India and in Chinese traditional medicine.
Traditionally, pegaga has been used for treating asthma, bronchitis, dysentery, gastric acid, kidney trouble, urethritis, as a blood purifier and as a cure for indestignation, nervousness and dysentery. Extracts of pegaga helps stimulating the blood flow and is a remedy for skin problems.
Furthermore, pegaga is believed to have a direct action on lowering the blood pressure and is often referred to as a rejuvenating medicament.
Pegaga is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the most important medical plant species to be conserved and cultivated.
Paul Penders use pegaga particularly in our Pegaga Scalp Cleanser to reduce dandruff, eczema and itching.
When applied to the skin in the form of cleanser, toner, moisturizer or other topical products, pegaga increases blood flow to the area, promoting cellular renewal and healing. This, in turn, results in fresher, healthier skin. Pegaga is also believed to help promote collagen production, leading to firmer and more toned skin.
Organic grown pegaga is, of course, a very important part of Paul Penders LevensESSENTIE Gold® herbal extract.
Raw potato juice has been proven to be beneficial in case of liver disease, diabetes, gastric ulcer, kidney disease, heart disease, hypertension, lumbago, sore shoulders, etc. It has great anti-inflammatory properties that help to eliminate acidity. It is good for stomach ulcers and other stomach disorders. Raw potato juice fasting has been used in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis since World War II.
Raw potato juice is an excellent liver cleanser therefore accelerates fresh and healthy skin. Raw potato juice is effective in getting rid of acne because of its astringent and antibacterial qualities. It has been used for centuries internally and topically for fresh looking, radiant skin.
HOW TO PREPARE FRESH RAW POTATO JUICE:
Brush the potatoes in water, make them clean and dry, and remove all sprouts. Scrape whole potatoes with skins on into crumbled particles on a vegetable scraper-board. Place the crumbs into a cloth or jute rice bag then squeeze to get the juice. Take the juice before breakfast and for best beneficial effects drink the juice immediately after it is squeezed out.
Because of its neutral taste, raw potato juice can be mixed with many vegetable juices such carrot juice, radish juice, cucumber juice, etc. Enjoy!
Potato originated in the Andes and developed by Chilean cultivars.
We are very proud to be published in “The Sunday Leader”, the national newspaper of Sri Lanka thanks to Mr. Ahamed, CEO and Ms. Hafsa, biochemist of Harcourt Pvt Ltd, our exclusive distributor from Colombo in Sri Lanka who will handle the Paul Penders products for us in Iran as well.
We were honored to have met Mr. Ahamed in Dubai during the busy Arab Health Expo in January this year and very happy to welcome him in Langkawi very soon afterwards to discuss business in Sri Lanka and Iran. He then also visited one of the Paul Penders distributors “Paul Penders Natural Organic Beauty Salons” in Kuala Lumpur
Mr. Ahamed had such a good time in Langkawi that it was decided that he wanted to return to this beautiful rainforest island soonest. So now we look forward to see him again on the 12th of April where we will discuss our visit to his company in Sri Lanka and the launch of our products over there, all as the article below explains….
From left: Pei Ling (Paul Penders Makeup Artis), Lily (Warehouse supervisor), Mr. Ahamed, Bastian & Dalila (Paul Penders Junior Chemist)