The "Miracle Tree"

Plowipes uses the latest biotechnology to extract 100% natural fiber from Paulownia, known as the "Miracle Tree" in Asia. For centuries, Paulownia has been used in Asian medicine to treat multiple diseases caused by inflammation and bacterial infections. In 2015, Dr. Simarna Kaur, Ph.D.'s research studies discovered that Paulownia extracts could reduce DNA damage and induce the DNA repair process within skin cells.

What is Paulownia?

Paulownia is a unique tree species known for its fast growth. There are about nine variations of the Paulownia tree which are valued for their high-quality timber, large beautiful flowers, and large leaves. Hybrids of Paulownia are often used for commercial use due to their attractive aesthetic. Their high resistance to drought and compatibility with various soil compositions make this tree species prized in the plant industry.

Unique to this species is the ability to regenerate after cutting or clipping, removing the need for repotting. The Paulownia root can live 70-100 years and 4 to 9 lifecycles.

Paulownia Root

Originating in Asia, Paulownia trees can be traced back to 2,600 AD. Documents and chronicles note the use of this tree for its beauty, practical uses, and cultural significance. In Japan, Paulownia trees are known as “Kiri,” meaning life, and were considered a sacred tree that symbolized good fortune.

The Paulownia tree expanded its roots further in 1823 when Phillip Franz von Siebold brought seeds to his homeland in Holland. The name “Paulownia” comes from this period, named in honor of the beloved Netherlands Queen.  

Uses Throughout History

The leaves of Paulownia trees have been shown to possess beneficial effects for the liver, kidney, gallbladder, and lungs. Asian countries have made use of the health properties of these leaves for many years, such as incorporating Paulownia-based medicine into its pharmaceutical industry. Properties from this miracle tree have been used to prevent a variety of diseases (such as bronchitis and asthma) and as a method of treatment of tonsillitis, bronchitis, asthmatic attacks, and bacterial infections.

Cosmetic Uses

Using Paulownia leaves in cosmetics is a longstanding practice in Asian countries, developed alongside their medicinal use. This ingredient is novel to Europe, however, and has only recently begun making its way into the global cosmetic industry. The skin benefits of Paulownia extracts have been found to reduce DNA damage and induce the DNA repair process within skin cells.

Paulownia extracts have been shown to encourage improvement in signs of aging and inflammation. This has led to the cosmetic use of Paulownia extracts toward evening skin tones, fading pigmentation and aging spots, and fading acne scars. It is also used to increase the skin's natural radiance and luminosity.

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