Quince, also known as Pyrus cydonia or Cydonia oblonga, is a fruit. It is related to pears and apple but is quite unusual in comparison. The tree is quite small. The deciduous plant has yellowish or golden fruit that is quite valuable for its many benefits. The fruit looks like pear and also has some similar properties but there are many unusual or rather different attributes. Quince is grown widely in Armenia, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Macedonia and Hungary among other Eurasian countries. There are many benefits of the quince fruit extract. It is one of the many herbal ingredients being used in natural skin care products these days.
Quince fruit extract can assist in weight loss. It improves gastrointestinal health, reduces blood pressure and can also fight allergens. The extract facilitates better digestion, owing to the high content of dietary fiber. Improved digestion will naturally speed up metabolism and aid in weight loss. Improved digestive health has a direct bearing on how vulnerable a person is to gastrointestinal diseases. The fruit extract has been proven to be effective in providing relief from inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and other gastrointestinal ailments. Quince fruit extract is high in potassium which helps regulate blood pressure. Potassium has the ability to relax the arteries and blood vessels. The extract can be used as a gel or salve to contain allergic reactions. The fruit is rich in vitamin C which is one of the building blocks of human skin.
Weight loss, improved metabolism, lack of gastrointestinal ailments and normal blood pressure, all these contribute to better skin. Nourishment and cleansing are two quintessential needs of the human skin and hair. The fruit of Pyrus cydonia is rich in antioxidants which fight free radicals on the skin and hair. The extract has vitamins that help in nourishing the skin. The extract has been known to reduce wrinkles, blemishes and can protect the skin against ultraviolet radiation of the sun. The fruit is also rich in iron, zinc and copper. These minerals help in the secretion of red blood cells. With more red blood cells one would experience better blood circulation. This helps more blood flowing to the scalp and hence the hair gets the nourishment it needs to grow strong and lustrous. In addition to all these benefits, quince fruit extract boosts the immune system. The immune system has a direct and indirect impact on skin and hair. It is not surprising why the extract is being used in a plethora of organic skin care products.