Best Benefits Of Plums (Aloo Bukhara) For Skin
The plum is a wonderful, juicy fruit that belongs botanically to the family of Rosaceae (1). This fruit belongs to the genus Prunus domestica, which also includes peaches, nectarine, and almonds. It is one of the few fruits that come in a panorama of colors. The plant which bears this fruit is a small shrub that is widely grown all across the world, especially in China, United States, Japan, and Europe.
The plum fruits differ in color and size according to the region of origin. The plant bears the plum fruits mostly during the months between May and September. Other local names of plum are ‘Aloo Bukhara‘ in Hindi, ‘Alpagoda Pandu‘ in Telugu, ‘Alpakoda‘ in Tamil and ‘Onagida Draakshe‘ in Kannada.
Skin Benefits Of Plum
Eating highly pigmented fruits is believed to make you more attractive, thus eating plums can make you look more attractive:
Rejuvenates Your Skin:
Drinking plum juice can also help to even out the skin tone and firm the skin by improving the skin health and rejuvenating its appearance (20). Collagen deficiency often makes the skin dull and lifeless. The plum contains a high amount of vitamin C that is required for the production of hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, which are needed to bind the molecules that produce collagen. This rejuvenates the skin from the roots and reduces wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Plums also help to replace damaged tissue and help to heal the wounds at a faster pace. They improve the skin elasticity and create scar tissue and ligaments for a quick recovery
Plums can also reduce the appearance of scar tissue by increasing the blood flow to the scar tissue, minimizing the look of the scar and blending in the development of new skin.
Fights Signs of Aging:
The vitamin E and beta-carotene, an antioxidant in plums, protect the fatty acids and the cell membranes from the attack of the free radicals, which allows the body to fight the signs of aging skin such as loss of elasticity and wrinkles (19). The plum contains a high amount of antioxidants and high anti-inflammatory properties, which increase the circulation and cell metabolism, reducing inflammation. This, in turn, promotes the elasticity of the skin and keeps acne and wrinkles at bay.
Rich in Antioxidants:
Plums have high amounts of antioxidants that provide an effective shield against the sunrays and reduces the sun damage (21). Sun damage can make the skin rough and wrinkly, but plums encourage the growth of new cells and make the skin younger.
Promotes Healthy Younger Looking Skin:
Applying plum pulp on the face lightens dark spots and treats skin discoloration, freckles and age spots to give you a younger looking and healthy skin