The Pilosella is a plant whose Italian territory is rich on which it grows spontaneously. It takes its name from its leaves that appear to be covered with a light down. It is a plant widely used in aesthetics to counteract water retention , reduce the accumulation of adipocytes and improve the imperfections caused by a slowed microcirculation; together with Horse Chestnut and Escin it is often used in toning bandages to intervene on fragile venous and capillary problems.
The Pilosella promotes the drainage of liquids
The toxins that accumulate in the tissues are actually the main culprits of aesthetic problems concerning the body, with the consequence of a poorly harmonious silhouette and negative effects on health. The annoying feeling of heaviness in the limbs, as well as the pain concentrated in the area of the ankles and feet, are only two of the undesirable effects caused by a defective emo-lymphatic circulation, which especially in the summer period, can worsen considerably; together with the unsightly orange peel in the trochanteric region, with veins in evidence, telangiectasias, general swelling and localized edema.
For the aesthetic operator , favoring the drainage of excess fluids is the first step in an intervention program to improve the silhouette, designed to remove lymphatic stasis and promote the loss of excess fluids.
The pilosella is rich in bioflavonoids. Effects and benefits
The bioflavonoids or flavonoids, of which Pilosella is rich, are almost always water-soluble compounds present in plants, but also in fruits (blueberries, red grapes, grapefruit, lemons, oranges) with antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. In nature they are found mainly in fruit and vegetables, but also in many varieties of tea and wine, in onion and in dried fruit. Their function inside the plants is to protect them from ultraviolet rays, which is why they are very often inserted into sunscreens or protective creams.
These characteristics configure them as excellent elements for cleaning the body, maintaining good blood and tissue health, and increasing the cell’s immune response. Even though the knowledge of the benefits of bioflavonoids is centuries-old, however, the first scientific study that proved their protective efficacy on capillaries and veins dates back to 1936, then very recently. However, subsequent studies have been very numerous and today there are many cosmetic and phytotherapeutic preparations where bioflavonoids, often associated with vitamin C, represent the element of choice.
Pilosella and maintenance of physical fitness
The Pilosella represents an excellent remedy for what concerns the aesthetics since in addition to being rich in bioflavonoids it is also rich in coumarins, or rather aromatic compounds (responsible for example for the smell of cut grass) for a protective and anti-inflammatory action of the blood vessels . This makes the Pilosella highly effective in the treatment of pefs (cellulite) and in the case of fatty deposits, it in fact assists the diet by promoting weight loss .
On the market
The Pilosella in commerce can be found:
- in the form of dried flowers that can be used for decoctions and infusions;
- in cosmetic preparations or creams for the face and body;
- in pills or drops for internal use.
- it is also used in some weight control supplements like the Lipothin Control of which you can read the review HERE
Indications and contraindications
It is good to consult a doctor for the dosage especially in case of diet or in the case of taking medications. Pilosella should not be taken during pregnancy, breastfeeding and use in children is prohibited.