P.A.B.A. (Para Amino Benzoic Acid) promotes growth and prevents graying of hair in combination of Pantothenic acid, choline and folic acid. It is essential for healthy skin and ban be used for sunburn. It has been used to treat vitiligo, which are smooth white patches on the skin. Sources: Egg yolks, milk, yogurt, whole grains, wheat germ, molasses. It is synthesized by friendly bacteria in healthy intestines.
PANGAMIC ACID (Vitamin B15) increases the body's tolerance to insufficiant oxygen, and protects against carbon monoxide and other pollutants. It regulates fat metabolism, stimulates the glandular and nervous system, and protects the liver. Is helpful in heart disease, elevated blood cholesterol, impaired circulation and premature aging. It also stimulates immune response. Vitamin B15 us used extensively by athletes to improve performance, as it reduces muscle fatigue. Sources: Vitamin B15 can be synthesized within the body. Whole grains, brown rice, all seeds, nuts, wheat germ, wheat grass.
PANTOTHENIC ACID (Vitamin B5) stimulates the adrenals, increases the production of cortisone, and protects against physical and mental stress, toxins, premature aging, infection and radiation. Sources: Whole grain breads, cereals, green vegetables, egg yolks, beans, legumes, mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli, royal jelly, peanuts, crude molasses.
PATCHOULI essential oil has a sweet, earthy, rich musky aroma that improves with age. From an energetic perspective, patchouli oil, like jasmine, is warm in nature and yet anti-inflammatory in action. It combines a calmative property with a gently stimulating one, a synergistic effect that results in a feeling of uplift. Patchouli is potentially useful in the treatment of: nervous exhaustion. anxiety, lethargy, inflammation, symptoms related to fluid balance, water retention, headaches, PMS, menopausal hot flashes, varicose veins, inflamed skin, dehydrated skin, acne, dermatitis, skin redness, weeping eruptions, cellulite, sores, oily skin, scar tissue.
Constituents: a-patchoulene, b-patchoulene, a-bulnesene, a-guaiene, norpatchoulenol, pogostol, caryophyllene, seychellene and patchouli alcohol (comprises of cadinene, luglviol, patchoulol, aldehydes, cinnamic, benzoic, evenol and phenol).
Constituents: aldehydes benzaldehyde and cinnamic aldehyde, eugenol; a ketone patchoulenone; sesquiterpenes; the monoterpene pinene, and the anti-inflammatory constituent azulene, which is also found in chamomile.
PHOSPHOROUS is known as the light bearer. It works closely with calcium. A balance of 2.5 parts of calcium to 1 part phosphorus is needed for both minerals to function properly. It is need for building bones and teeth, to use carbohydrate, fats and proteins, to keep the heart beat regular and to maintain the acid/alkaline balance. It is also important for healthy nerves and efficient mental ability. Sources: Sea foods, milk, eggs, kelp, whole grains, seeds, nuts, legumes, dried fruit.
PINE essential oil is extracted from the fresh pine needles and has a sweet, woody, pine fragrance with a somewhat balsamic undertone, becoming increasingly sweet as it evaporates. From an energetic perspective knowledge of the true nature of pine oil comes from an understanding of its two key relationships with warmth and air. Pine is a member of the Coniferae family, often growing in colder regions or at higher altitudes where temperatures are cooler. To compensate for the external cold, pine develops a powerful inner warmth process evidenced by a resin production so intense that the overflow is exuded through its cones and bark.
Pine oil is a specific for the body’s movement of the blood and the subtle chemical movements, or reactions, in the muscles and other components of the metabolic-limb system which result in the production of warmth. This is why it has long been used in cases of poor circulation, cold feet and fever with chills. Its usefulness in certain cases of fatigue, nervous exhaustion and general debility, all “coldness” symptoms, is partly related to its action upon the revitalizing, warmth processes. Its use in reducing fever also derives from increased blood circulation which drives the blood outward, causing vasodilation of the skin capillaries and subsequent discharge of heat. Pine essential oil is known to be a useful treatment for an extensive range of skin problems such as acne, burns, psoriasis, athlete’s foot, dry scaly skin, boils, itching, eczema and wounds.
Constituents: main constituents are α-pinene (24.7–40.4%), monoterpenes, turpentine, β-pinene (21.7–29.2%) and high ester content that contributes to the analgesic properties of this oil.
PINEAPPLES contains sugars, AHA, and enzymes that promote skin elasticity while removing dead damaged skin, improve hydration and moisture, and promote more elastic and clear looking skin. In studies it has been shown that bromelain, contained in pineapples have strong anti-inflammatory action and interferes with the growth of malignant cells. The AHA’s are a group of organic acids that work on the corneal layer and reduce the cohesion of corneocytes. The result of the application of AHAs is a thinner corneal layer, which improves its elasticity and hydration. The sugars and derivatives form hydrogen bridges with the water on the surface of the skin, retaining the moisture of the horny layer to enhance the elasticity, resilience and softness of skin. Two newly discovered enzymes found in pineapple are also highly effective in removing damaged skin when tested in burn trauma.
POKE ROOT has a specific action on the lymphatic system decreasing inflammation and increasing lymphatic drainage and inflammatory conditions of the upper respiratory tract. It is most indicated in cases of hard lymph nodes with pale mucous membranes. Is indicated in mastitis, sore nipples, and cystic breast tissue. It can be applied topically and/or taken internally for swollen glands and lymph nodes.
Constituents: Alkaloids (phytolaccin, phytolaccanin), Sapogenin (phytolaccagenin), phytolaccosides, lectins (polysaccharides), phytolaccic acid, resin, tannin, mucilage proteins, histamine, GABA.
POMEGRANATE seed oil has remarkable ability to nourish, moisturize and improve skin elasticity. It is high in lipids including pucinic acid and is known to be effective in treating dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and sunburned skin. Its high polyphenol content makes it a strong antioxidant and adds to its stable shelf life. Pomegranate seed oil contains conjugated fatty acids which gives it strong anti-inflammatory properties and makes it a highly beneficial addition to formulations intended to reduce swelling and ease muscular aches and pains. Studies have shown that Pomegranate seed oil is effective at killing cancer cells when applied topically.
POTASSIUM is known as the electrical element. It is involved in the optimum functioning of the nervous system. Potassium and sodium work together to regulate the water balance in the body. It prevents over acidity and stimulates the kidneys to eliminate toxins. It nourishes muscles and is important for a healthy heartbeat. It promotes secretion of hormones and stimulates the endocrine glands. Sources: Kelp, rice bran, dried and fresh bananas, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, sunflower seeds, potatoes -especially the peel, seeds and nuts, parsley, avocados, yogurt, cantaloupe, mushrooms, and tomatoes
PYRIDOXINE (Vitamin B6) is a natural diuretic and assists in the use of amino acids helping to convert protein to energy. It is necessary for the normal functioning of the central nervous system, and is required for the absorption of B12, the production of hydrochloric acid and adrenal gland function. It metabolizes essential fatty acids that form important hormones, regulates blood glucose levels, forms red blood cells and produces antibodies. Sources: Raw milk, egg yolk, tuna, salmon, white-meat chicken and turkey, bananas, avocado, wheat germ, whole grain cereals, prunes, sunflower seeds, soy beans, kidney beans, dried apricots, raisins, legumes, fish, green leafy vegetables, green pepper, potatoes, carrots, peanuts.