A guide to plant products and their beauty/health benefits – A

As we know most of the active agents in beauty, healthcare and remedial products come from plants, I have decided to make up a guide to all the weird and wonderful properties of common plants to help you to make your decisions on which products to use. These are all products that can be bought in supermarkets and health shops. So firstly, I will display these in alphabetical order for easy usage. The next set will be posted soon!

Acai berry:

  • Acts as an internal cleanseracai-berries1
  • Helps the body flush out waste and toxins
  • Contain vits A, C, E for skin rejuvenation
  • Promotes blood circulation
  • Contains linoleic and oleic acids which lower cholesterol, prevent hypertension
  • Contains omega 3 to improve memory
  • Antioxidant
  • Help to fight cancer
  • Increases libido

Aloe vera:aloe-vera-2

  • Aids digestion
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Improves circulation
  • Heals wounds
  • Moisturizers the skin
  • Increases elasticity of the skin
  • Disinfectant, Anti-biotic, Anti-microbial, Germicidal, Anti-bacterial, Anti-septic, Anti-fungal, Anti-viral


  • Raises HDL cholesterol which combats LDL cholesterolpm_almonds2111
  • Contains manganese, copper, riboflavin which increase energy production
  • Strengthens bones and teeth
  • Remedy for anaemia
  • Prevents acne
  • Makes hair silky and shiny
  • Shields skin from sun exposure
  • Moisturising
  • Anti-aging, anti-oxidant
  • Reduces dark circles around the eyes
  • A natural makeup remover
  • Reduces stretch marks
  • Strengthens, nourishes, smooths hair
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Treats dandruff
  • De-frizzes hair
  • Thickens and lengthens hair

Apple cider vinegar:cider01

  • Makes hair shiny
  • Regulates the skin’s pH
  • Removes tooth stains
  • Soothes sunburnt skin
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Cleanses the lymph nodes and reduces mucous congestion
  • Prevents candida
  • Reduces heartburn
  • Repells fleas on animals
  • Acts as a cleaning product while leaving a pleasant smell
  • Lowers blood sugar levels


  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Aids digestion
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Reduces risk of cataracts

I hope you find this guide useful! I will post the next set very soon 🙂

(All photos were taken from google images)