Kakadu Plums The New “It” Skincare Ingredient!

Terminalia ferdinandiana, also called the gubingebillygoat plumKakadu plum or murunga, is a flowering plant native to Australia.

 

Its vitamin C concentration may be as high as 1000–5300 mg/100g 

 

That’s 55 Xs the vitamin C than oranges!

It was used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of numerous ailments. The fruits were eaten by Australian Aborigines on long treks or hunting trips and were considered more valuable as a medicine rather than as a food. The inner bark of the tree was used to treat a variety of skin disorders and infections including wounds, sores and boils.

  


 

Together, with other antioxidants (like vitamin e and lutein), minerals (like zinc and iron to name a few!), bioactivs and gallic and ellagic acids (which have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties), it’s no surprise many brands have included it as a key ingredient in their products.

 





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