Menu
Natural Home Remedies healthy recipesNatural Home Remedies healthy lifestyle
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 66, raspberry leaves, divine leaves

Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 66, raspberry leaves, divine leaves

Raspberry leaves have an anti-aging action, useful against wrinkles, uneven complexion and dry skin, anti-inflammatory properties, raspberry leaves in the form of herbal tea counteract enlarged pores, acne and irritation
The legend has it that the nymph Ida, during a walk in the woods of the wonderful Crete, heard the cry of a child. But it was not just any child, but Zeus, hidden right on that island by her mother Rhea to save him from the fury of his father Cronus. The nymph, intrigued, approached the child who was crying in despair. So, to console little Zeus, Ida picked some fragrant and white fruits that grew nearby, to give them to the child. In doing so, however, the thorns of the plant injured Ida, whose blood stained the fruit which from that day became a beautiful ruby red. The fruit was the raspberry that took the name of Rubus idaeus, or bramble of Ida, the nymph of this legend. The raspberry is thus considered a fruit worthy of the gods, it is said that it was even the fruit most loved by Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty. After all, every part of the raspberry, from the berries to the leaves, helps to protect our beauty, proving to be a small but powerful gift of nature to our skin. So let's see how we can use raspberry leaves as a cosmetic ingredient. But first, let's try to understand what science says about it.

Raspberry leaves in cosmetics, what science says

Skin aging causes the appearance of wrinkles, an uneven complexion but also dry skin. Aging is certainly a physiological process but it can be accelerated by some factors, such as excessive exposure to UV rays. Well, studies have observed that raspberry leaf extracts contain valuable antioxidants and are able to bring nourishment and hydration to the skin, counteracting aging processes (Rattanawiwatpong et al, J Cosmet Dermatol, 2020). Creams based on raspberry leaf extracts have been shown to be 20% more effective in increasing skin hydration than basic moisturizers (Piazza et al, Antioxidants, 2020). Not only that, these extracts also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, helping to counteract the formation of wrinkles (Tito et al, Int J Cosmet Sci, 2015). In addition, raspberry leaves promote skin repair processes, reduce inflammation levels and can act as a tonic, counteracting oily skin, acne, blackheads and enlarged pores (Piazza et al, Antioxidants, 2020 - Wang et al, Oxid Med Cell Longev, 2019)

Raspberry leaves, here's how to use them

Raspberry leaves are therefore a true elixir of youth and health for our skin! So how can you benefit from this precious remedy? Surely, if you love the DIY, you can make an infusion to apply on the face. Bring a cup of water to a boil, remove from heat and add a tablespoon of dried raspberry leaves, you can find them in herbalist's shops. Leave to infuse for ten minutes, then filter and let it cool down. This tea is rich in water-soluble antioxidants called tannins (Kobori et al, Metabolites, 2019). Tannins act as astringents and anti-inflammatories, therefore useful in case of acne, oily skin, enlarged pores but also irritated and itchy skin (Nasri et al, Jundishapur J Microbiol., 2015). But tannins also have an anti-aging action, capable of counteracting wrinkles, uneven complexion and dry skin (Jadoon et al, Oxid Med Cell Longev., 2015). You can then make raspberry leaf tea packs on your face using cotton pads soaked in this tea, for up to 10-15 minutes, then rinse and complete with your beauty routine. Alternatively, you can buy creams based on raspberry leaf extracts.
AUTHOR
She combines her passion for a natural lifestyle and her university studies, she has indeed a Master of Science degree in Physics and a PhD in Physics in the field of biophysics. Reading scientific articles, being updated with the latest scientific researches and testing new methods and recipes is since always her job that, we hope, has become useful to you.
Natural Remedies App Logo
Get now the App Natural Remedies, the app for a healthy lifestyle and healthy food

Natural cosmetics

An ancient spa on the shores of the Dead Sea
An ancient spa on the shores of the Dead Sea
The mills are working at full capacity, crushing seeds and roots, and precious infusions with flower petals are being prepared in the tanks. The beauty salon is crowded, customers sit on stone seats waiting for their tur
On the spices trade with cloves
On the spices trade with cloves
Today we talk about beauty cosmetics that take us back in time, on the spice trade. Large ships that sailed the seas, passing through the Moluccas, circumnavigating India until reaching Europe with their precious cargo o
A beauty treatment worthy of gods and heroes
A beauty treatment worthy of gods and heroes
In Homer's Odyssey one of the most moving and fascinating moments is when the elderly nurse Euriclea recognizes Ulysses, despite being disguised as a beggar. And perhaps it is no coincidence that Homer chose to represent
Cleopatra's eye bags
Cleopatra's eye bags
History describes her as a woman of extraordinary beauty, almost fairytale, capable of making leaders fall in love with her. If we close our eyes we can probably imagine her taking care of her skin with masks with Nile m
The Taj Mahal and the beauty traditions of Indian women
The Taj Mahal and the beauty traditions of Indian women
For its construction, Emperor Shah Jahan spared no expense as it was the symbol on earth of his love for his beloved wife Arjumand Banu Begum. We are talking about the wonderful Taj Mahal, described as a tear drop on the
In an ancient papyrus the recipe for eternal youth
In an ancient papyrus the recipe for eternal youth
The shovels dug relentlessly in the sand while the sun heated even the air that blew over the necropolis. In a race against time, to prevent the tomb looters at night from making raid, the archaeological excavation proce
Edelweiss, the queen of the mountains
Edelweiss, the queen of the mountains
Legend has it that long ago, at the beginning of days, the mountains of the Dolomites, in the north of Italy, were impressive, but completely bare. The meadows and hills around had beautiful colored flowers while in the
The fragrance of Julius Caesar
The fragrance of Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar, the renowned Roman leader and politician, in his work the de Bello Gallico speaks of a habit he had, perfuming his body with a particular fragrance called the telinum. Also Pliny the Elder speaks of telinu
Natural Remedies
Download the App
Copyright © 2022 - Natural Remedies Registered Brand 302018000008020
x