Many trees and plants are rich sources of powerful botanical extracts with potential as medical and cosmetic treatments. One tree in particular, the French Maritime Pine, is on the cutting edge of this science. Extracts from the bark have been found to have potent anti-inflammatory properties.
French Martime Pine has proven useful in treating painful ailments such as arthritis, and it is playing a role in the battle against aging skin. This extract is called pycnogenol (a crucial part of an anti-inflammatory diet) and Perricone MD’s research has developed a series of skin care products that use pycnogenol to help treat skin’s loss of elasticity and pigment discoloration.
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