8 Reasons to Love Kakadu Plum
Move over acai berry, quell your appetite for quinoa, take a break from blueberries!
Kakadu Plum is the world’s newest super food, and for good reason.
It packs a serious antioxidant punch, contains the highest vitamin C content of any plant in the world and is being studied for its promising effect on cancer!
Kakadu Plum (also known as gubinge, billygoat plum, green plum, salty plum, murunga or mador) is grown in the warm climate of Northern Australia and harvested by the remote communities in the region.
Eight reasons to embrace the power of Kakadu Plum in our health and skin care routine
1. Help fights Cancer
Packed with phytonutrients, more antioxidants and more total phenolic compounds than in blueberries, Kakadu Plum has been investigated for its cancer fighting potential. Kakadu Plum contains gallic and ellagic acids. The gallic acids include anti-fungal, anti-tumor, anti-mutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties, while the ellagic acids support healthy human tissue with their anti-carcinogenic effect.
2. Slows Aging
As we age, the natural collagen in our skin is reduced and our skin elasticity declines. Kakadu Plum may help reverse the signs of aging with the most essential antioxidant, vitamin C. The potent vitamin C in Kakadu Plum naturally slows down the aging process by helping to form an amino acid that creates collagen. The brightening effect of vitamin C also reduces age spots and hyperpigmentation. Other antioxidants in Kakadu Plum, including vitamin E, zinc, folate, lutein and iron, support the prevention of premature aging.
3. Reverses the effect of Stress
The stress that we place on our bodies on a day to day basis from not getting enough quality sleep, to eating the wrong foods, drinking alcohol, smoking, not drinking water, anxiety or depleting our nutrients through extreme endurance sports, all impact our immune system. The vitamin C in Kakadu Plum supports our body’s natural immune system and aids in repairing the effects of stress on our skin.
4. Helps cure pimples
Kakadu Plum, with its potent vitamin C, has been known to remove acne causing bacteria and flush out skin impurities. The anti-inflammatory properties of Kakadu Plum help reduce swelling and redness. Best of all, the brightening effect of vitamin C aids in diminishing scaring caused by pimples. A natural remedy for those with pimple prone skin.
5. Alleviates Sun Damage
The high level of antioxidants in Kakadu Plum is a blessing for the sun kissed amongst us. Enjoying the Australian sun often comes with the price of dry and sun damaged skin. Kakadu Plum aids in the stimulating collagen production, erasing fine lines and fading scars. The anti-microbial and anti-bacterial effect of gallic acid supports skin repair. The antioxidants in Kakadu Plum help protect skin against UV damage, pollution and other environmental hazards. Perfect for sun lovers everywhere.
6. Heals Skin Infections
Indigenous Australians have traditionally used the inner bark of the Kakadu Plum tree to cure many skin ailments. It has been known to alleviate skin psoriasis, heal wounds, prevent fungal or bacterial infections and heal sores and boils.
7. Aids Digestion
Kakadu Plum supports gut health and digestion with its soluble fibre, carbohydrates and vitamin C. Knowing that the state of our gut has the power to affect our mental health, mood and physical health, it’s important to consider what we put in and on our bodies.
8. Is Sustainable
Not only is Kakadu Plum a super food and a super blessing for our skin, it’s sustainable. It’s good for people and our planet. Traditional indigenous communities, who have access to this native plant, are able to cultivate the fruit, creating jobs and establishing horticulture as a sustainable industry supporting their community.
The benefits of Kakadu Plum can be found in all Kadee Botanicals products.
Use Kadee Botanicals Eye Cream to help fade fine lines and darkness that comes from the stress of life and not having enough sleep. The Kakadu Plum in Kadee Botanicals Hydrating Day and Night Cream helps to even your complexion, restore nutrients from antioxidants and stimulate the production of collagen. Meanwhile the Kakadu Plum in the Body Lotion nourishes your skin while shielding you against premature aging caused by every day environmental damage like sunburn.