Polygonum is a diverse genus of flowering plants like buckwheat and knotweed that grows in northern temperate regions like the Galilee region of Israel. Traditionally, Polygonum is found all over the world from Asia to North America. Polygonum are known to have many seeds which are used to create extract. At Moraz Galilee Medical Herbs, we use the extract from a very specific and rare polygonum that is unique to the Galilee region of Israel in our cosmetic products because of the natural antioxidant and antibacterial compounds. 

Based on the unique extraction and production methods of rare medical herbs, Moraz Galilee Medical Herbs are able to use unique strains of Polygonum. At Moraz Galilee Medical Herbs, we source only organic Polygonum from the Galilee and Jezreel Regions of Israel for our cosmetic products. While Polygonum is grown all over the world, the Polygonum strain that is grown in Israel has been harvested for hundreds of years for the medical and topical functions that it offers. 

The reason that Polygonum from Israel is so popular for skincare, whether it is for the body or for the face, is the higher nutritional values that are associated with the unique climate, atmosphere, and minerals that are attributed to the Galilean soil. This is the same concept behind the unique taste and smell that are associated with wine grapes grown in famous wine regions around the Mediterranean. In this spirit, Galilean Polygonum are harvested from the uniquely rich soil. 

When applied topically through serums and creams, Polygonum has powerful anti-inflammatory capabilities that promote the healing of sun-damaged skin and free radicals that are caused by UV-B rays. The uniquely Galilean plant has powerful anti-aging qualities that help restore the skin’s elasticity and smoothness. Polygonum has also been shown to reduce skin damage from: 

  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Wounds
  • Blisters
  • Chafes
  • Rashes
  • Dryness
  • Cracks
  • Itchiness
  • Irritations
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Damaged hair; and, 
  • Acne

While strains of Polygonum are found all around the world, the strain that grows in Israel is thought to have higher healing properties than other strains. This is due largely to the climate, atmosphere, and minerals in the Galilean soil. 

What makes Polygonum so great for your skin? Polygonums are rich with flavonoids, a powerful phytonutrient that is both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. The flavonoids in plants and vegetables are believed to be responsible for combating cancer, neurodegenerative, and cardiovascular disease.