April Showers Bring May Flowers – Learn about Burmese ‘Thanaka’ Conditioner & Facial Spa Treatment

ThanakapresBlessings of ‘Rod Nam Dam Hua’ from Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
who prepares for the “sanuk”  (happy) Songkran New Year Holiday April 13th-17th 2013.

As we welcome spring with the traditional Thai New Year festival, people are already preparing for a bright & joyous summer season that’s just around the corner. A time for families to gather and enjoy a breath of fresh air – as well as can be expected in a world of pollution and news headlines filled with doom & gloom.

2013 has been a modest yet fruitful time for Siam Natural Products of Thailand with several new entries in natural healthy and beauty care products. Thailand is famous for its tropical climate where ‘snow birds’ from around the world escape to adventure, relax & enjoy in the winter months of sun & fun in Thailand, yet people also quickly learn about how traditional culinary offerings, spa-massage treatments and natural lifestyles compliment Thai TCM (traditional Thai medicine) known as ‘holistic’ health.

Because of the geographic location, climate, and rich soil, a wide variety of fruits, plants, and vegetables are native to southeast Asia which aren’t found anywhere else on earth.

We’ve been writing about the various botanicals over the past couple of years. With the world in an economic slump, more and more people are seeking ways to save money and find natural health remedies for fitness, health, and skin care beauty products as an alternative means to what the multinational corporations tout at increasingly unreasonably high prices.

This mindset has spurned a booming on-line business for smaller independent manufacturers in south east Asia who market raw natural health & beauty products.  

You’ll find more natural compounds, root tubers, flowers, and rhizomes that treat numerous conditions that are not manufactured with harmful chemicals whatsoever. People forget that it was only decades ago that the ‘industrial revolution’ brought with it chemical processing and plant extraction methods that are downright harmful to human health – yet, the corporations hammer their TV commercials to get us to buy their seemingly elegant pitch. This deceptive means of mass marketing has no regard for you, your family, or your loved ones, as they are only interested in more & more corporate profits. Meanwhile, heart disease, cancer, and numerous other health ailments increase exponentially for the users of tainted chemical based products.

 It is a fact that ladies use an average of 500 chemicals a day from deodorant, toothpaste to cosmetics and hair care products. Before all of the modern technology, ladies used plants, herbs and flowers for cosmetics. This traditional method of skin and body care was passed down from generation to generation from essentially what was growing locally.

A notable 100% natural skin care and spa facial product that has been used in Burma for 2,000 years and is still the number one skin care product for ladies and men is called, Thanaka. Thanaka_200gram_wood_log_upright_CU1-246X259_txt-1296The pulverized powder from the bark and heartwood pulp offers numerous benefits.

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Thanaka, (Limonia acidissima) is a native aromatic tree that grows in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern Myanmar. In most recent years skin care specialists in France, Switzerland, and NYC have discovered Burmese Thanaka and have many great testimonials to offer.

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Celebrity Skincare Facialist, Joanna Vargas has worked on celebrities, supermodels and the chic women of New York City with her own brand of facials that will make you look younger and will give you firmer skin without going under the knife. Joanna’s non-invasive techniques and use of all natural and organic skin care products will give you the results you want, clean, clear and glowing skin.

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Thanaka Protects Your Skin From Sun Damage

As one of their most prized and best natural face care products, Burmese women from all walks of life have long appreciated the sun-screening properties of Thanaka. Thick layers of the paste protected the skin of women working under intense heat in rice paddies. The tannic acids of the bark used to produce Thanaka protect the skin from ultraviolet rays – decreasing the chance of free radical damage and premature aging skin.

How Thanaka Cleanses Skin

These acids also have a skin tightening effect on the skin. Thanaka is antiseptic and anti-fungal and has been useful in clearing and preventing acne. JV_Thanaka-300x300

The flawless skin of Burmese women is the perfect ad campaign for this cool, fragrant mild astringent and an example of how to get clean, clear skin. It reduces excess oil production, while keeping the skin moisturized. In addition to being used as facial powder, it is an effective base for makeup and a daytime oil controller. It is 100% organic with no known side effects or allergies . . . And best of all – natural organic Thanaka powder is very affordable at $12.95 USD for a four ounce sealed foil package.

Read more about Thanaka at http://www.siamnatural.com/thanaka.htm

 

 

 

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Siam Natural ™ introduces organically cultivated Pueraria mirifica

Siam Natural ™ introduces organically cultivated Pueraria mirifica

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The native Thai phyto-estrogenic herb Pueraria mirifica (Kwao Krua Kao) has gained meteoric prominence worldwide over the past decades. In Thailand, the plant is known as “Kwao Krua” and has a 100+ year history of use in Thai folk medicine, (TTM). Although the name “Kwao Krua” had been applied to several species of plants having tuberous roots, it was definitively identified as Pueraria mirifica in 1952. An unusual estrogenic phenol, Miroestrol, was isolated eight years later from this plant. [Chansakaow S, Ishikawa T, Seki H, Sekine (née Yoshizawa) K, Okada M, Chaichantipyuth C (February 2000). “Identification of deoxymiroestrol as the actual rejuvenating principle of “Kwao Krua Kao”, Pueraria mirifica. The known Miroestrol may be an artifact”. J. Nat. Prod. 63 (2): 173–5. doi:10.1021/np990547v. PMID 10691701]

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So although the above claim as to the efficacy of the phyto-chemical compounds that make Pueraria mirifica so special and different from other phytoestrogen plants [Miroestrol and Deoxymiroestrol], there is no further factual scientific documentation available on these two phyto-chemicals that are alleged to posses highest estrogenic activity among the known phyto-estrogens, due to structural similarity to estriol of the main estrogen in the human body.  

Pueraria mirifica also contains other chemical components that belong to Isoflavones, e.g. Genistein, Daidzein, Daidzin, and Coumestrol that are usually found in soybeans.

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The results from researchers show that White Kwao Kreu Kao root promotes estrogenic and mammogenic (mammogenesis) effects to various tissues and organs such as uterus, ovary and skin and breast. Extensive clinical research indicates these chemicals to be beneficial in preventing breast cancer, prostate hyperplasia, colon cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease via the potent reduction of blood cholesterol and anti-menopausal syndrome.

[A series of studies involving breast cell lines and the activity of Pueraria mirifica in vitro have been performed by the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand. These studies have shown that Pueraria mirifica root extract (Smith Naturals Co Ltd., Bangkok) has potent anti-estrogenic properties against aggressive cell cancer lines in vitro, especially the proliferative estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer lines (T47-D, MCF-7, and ZR-75-1) obtained from the MD Anderson Cancer Institute (Texas) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pueraria mirifica promotes fibroblasts in normal breast cells and inhibits estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells. Unpublished, 2001, Sawatsri, S., Juntayanee, B., Jitpatima, S., Boonnao, P., Kampoo, C., Ayuttaya, N., Wongyai, S. and Sidell, N. According to the study conducted at the School of Medicine, Saint Mariane University, Tokyo, Japan by Kuramoshi, T. and Smitasiri, Y. about the preliminary study of Pueraria mirifica in Japanese females, 50 healthy menstruating volunteer females, ages 20 to 49, were given between 100 to 600 mg orally of Pueraria mirifica root powder daily as capsules for 7 days, two weeks after menstruation. No reports of abnormally heavy, severe, or missed menstruation were recorded.]

Nearly all of the commercial Pueraria mirifica products now available are extracted from the raw root tubers from north Thailand.  Siam NaturalProducts has been selling the pure raw sun-dried powder on the internet since 2003. In 2011 we made our first encapsulations in 400mg V-caps with a combination of 300mg of the premium grade raw root powder with 100mg of powdered extract which has been widely received by the international community. We now have 100% organically cultivated Pueraria mirifica root powder available in bulk and in 400mg Veggie-caps. This came about through a lengthy controlled R&D process. Over the past 18 years Thai scientists, botanists, and academics have been doing extensive research and development with the Kwao Krua Kao native herbal botanical. This resulted most recently with the first organically cultivated ‘super natural’ specimens of Pueraria mirifica.

 A group of Thai growers found they could simulate the rainforest conditions and add organic fertilizers and timed water sprayers to produce a new superior grade of Pueraria mirifica, even more potent and 100% natural compared to the solvent based extracts that are now widely marketed by multinational companies worldwide.

The method of measuring the phyto-chemical components potency is via the scientific method of HPLC (High performance liquid chromatography.) The image below reflects the latest organic strain of the Pueraria mirifica root chemical components. Not surprisingly, it is significantly more potent than the methyl alcohol solvent extracts and remains truly 100% ‘natural’. The content of Puerarin is 112.982 mg per 100 grams compared to 90 mg per 100 grams of pure methyl alcohol solvent (methanol) extract. We maintain that the ‘pure natural’ raw compound is always better for your health than any chemical processing. The HPLC image below dated January 22nd, 2013 reflects the potency of the organically cultivated strain of Pueraria mirifica now available for purchase.

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Two-hundred ninety-five kilos of super high quality raw herbal powder were produced in a one acre controlled environment. Thai growers are planning to expand this organic cultivation because the raw herb from the rainforest of north Thailand is being quickly depleted by commercial exploitation.

For more information contact: info@siamnatural.com or visit us on the internet at www.siamnatural.com

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

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Seeking the best innovations in food technology From pomegranate seed oil to natural flavor enhancers, the winners of the Ringier Technology Innovation Awards for 2012 in the ingredients category, emphasize health & nutrition.

Seeking the best innovations in food technology

From pomegranate seed oil to natural flavor enhancers, the winners of the Ringier Technology Innovation Awards Food & Beverage Industry for 2012 in the ingredients category, emphasize health & nutrition.

This news from Ringier Trade Media, Ltd. printed in the September 2012 issue of Food Pacific Manufacturing Journal is a breath of fresh air as it focuses on the Top 28 contenders selected by an Expert Review Committee who hit the mark based on careful selection of products and companies from various sectors of the Food & Beverage industry. The nine winners have one thing in common: they put value in health and nutrition.

Considering there are companies in the US that are paid big bucks by major multinational food corporations specifically to develop chemically enhanced food flavors through an array of man made [and sometimes toxic] chemicals to get people ‘addicted’ to their irresistible chemical flavor concoctions.
We sight a news article aired on CBS 60 Minutes television program forwarded to us by  www.healthyinhawaii.com
You can watch this CBS video at:http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7420280n

Continuing on our plight to innovate, we’ve adopted a new moniker,
Siam Natural, Where Science & Nature Come Together

Siam Industries International recently announced a new line of fruit & flower extracts!
Siam Natural ™ Herbal Health & Beauty Products

New from Siam Natural™ Thailand

Islandelights™ Instant Tropical Herbal Flower Power Beverages for a Healthy Lifestyle!

• A diversity of tastes and stunning colors made from 100% natural fruits & flowers produced in chemical free extractions.
• A variety of fruit & herb instant drink powders of great value beneficial to your health and delicious and easy to drink.

Siam Natural ™ Instant Islandelights™ Fruit & Flower Extract drinks are;

• Made with 100% natural fruits and tropical flowers FIR+HA extracts (air dried)
• Full of numerous health nutrients, flavonoids, and antioxidants
• Cholesterol, free Gluten free, Chemical free
• No preservatives, food colorings, or added aromas
• Easy to prepare – dissolves instantly in hot or cold water
• Delicious & potent, – available in several tantalizing flavors & natural colors to enjoy & experience increased health benefits
• Accredited by GMP, HACCP & HALAL

Pure natural polyphenols & antioxidants

Nowadays, it is well known that too many free radicals can be dangerous for your body by increasing the risk of various disorders and diseases, for example; Atherosclerosis, (hardening of the arteries) varicose veins, heart disease, some types of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatism (joint deterioration), arthritis, diabetes II and other degenerative diseases.

No-one wants to fall victim to premature aging and degenerative diseases. Luckily, there are many types of 100% natural foods & fruits full of antioxidants which can counteract adverse effects of ‘free radicals in the body, decreasing the risk of various diseases.

The wonderful invigorating health value in nature’s tropical rainforest botanicals

The natural value of plant life and fruits has already been widely accepted, and goes far beyond just their delicious flavors, sweet & fragrant smells, and beautiful colors. It is not so surprising that people are progressively seeking out new ways to become healthy. . .  the natural way!

Siam Natural ™ highly concentrated 100% pure fruit & flower Islandelights™ Flower Power herbal blend instant nutritional beverages include;
• Mangosteen Strawberry Pear  ORAC 1,817 units
• Anchan Flower Lime  ORAC 340 units
• Pandanus leaf Safflower ORAC 577 units
• Strawberry Pear Chrysanthemum
• Mulberry Roselle  ORAC 414 units

Islandelights™ instant Flower Power nutritional beverages contain Stevia, a natural herbal sweetener about 300 times sweeter than sugar. It’s calorie free, does not affect the glycemic index, and it’s diabetic friendly! Islandelights™ Flower Power beverages are also available unsweetened in one ounce foil packs and bulk kilos. Distributor inquiries welcome.  New Butterfly Pea (Anchan) contains the powerful anti-oxidant, Anthocyanin. A super vita-nutriment tropical flower beverage
Siam Natural™ Herbal Health & Beauty Products
Siam Industries International #15 Satani Narathip, Cha-Am Petchaburi, Thailand 76121
info@siamnatural.com website: www.siamnatural.com

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Siam Natural introduces Envisage ™ Herbal Revitalizing Hair Shampoo & Anti-aging Conditioner Treatments

Siam Natural ™ Naturoestrol ™ ENVISAGE ™ Natural Herbal Nutriment Shampoo with Kwao Krua Naturoestrol ™ extracts & cold pressed organic Jasmine Rice Bran Oil

Siam Natural ENVISAGE restores the fresh natural look & feel to your hair & skin with Thai Kwao Krua Naturoestrol extracts & cold pressed Jasmine Rice Bran Oil

 

• Stimulates new hair growth naturally
• Restores original color, texture, & luster
• Repairs dry, brittle, split ends & aging hair
• Ideal for ‘growing out’ new healthy full bodied shiny hair
• Treats dry scalp and stimulates hair follicles
• Science & nature come together with amazing results you won’t find in popular western brands
• Cherished by Asian women for generations for rendering soft, smooth, natural radiance to their hair. 

Squalene is a biogenic organic triterpene found in Jasmine Rice bran oil, (as well as a lipid found in human sebum) and is a natural emollient that is extremely penetrating. Jasmine cold pressed Rice Bran germ oil has a natural affinity with the skin, scalp & hair and its easily applied and absorbed quickly and does not feel greasy after application. We have infused premium nutriment grade cold pressed Jasmine Rice Bran germ oil with our anti-aging Kwao Krua Naturoestrol™ extracts in our four new Envisage face, skin & hair care products.

Read the Press Release

Available on-line at: http://www.paradisemoon.com/herbal/Siam-Natural_ENVISAGE.htm

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ORIGINAL SIAM NATURAL SOAP SALE – 50% OFF RETAIL WITH FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE

The original Siam Natural Soap  from Thailand is now 50% off regular pricing with FREE world wide shipping on all of our Siam Natural Soap Products. Exotic  Tropical Mango, Banana, Pink Lotus,  Jasmine, Orchid, Lily, Lavender, and more!  Buy Now with PayPal on http://www.siamnatural.com/Siam-Natural-Soap.htm

These are all premium quality 3 1/2 oz imported spa grade cold process handmade soap bars!

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Pueraria mirifica – On the Internet, what’s real & what’s fake?

We’re now living in the age of internet identity theft & corporate marketing ‘scams’. How many spam emails does one need to receive a day from ‘investment offers’ from individuals offering millions of dollars of so called investment funds with the addressee named as ‘unknown recipient’? Some scam artists even go as far as to represent themselves as  good Christians such as this one picked at random from our spam box stating: “Attn:Beneficiary, Following the protest of the International Community, The World Bank, IMF and the instruction by the Presidency Chief of State and Chief of the Government Dr. Boni Yayi, that all outstanding foreign debts especially next of kin/contracts payment should be released to the  beneficiaries forth with unconditionally this second quarter 2012. Your payment of One Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars has been approved and deposited to Money Gram for immediate transfer to you. You may be getting a message like this before, but do not hesitate to contact Money Gram center where your $1. 500 000, 00, USD was deposited through the contact below and get your payment transfer to you.
Contact Person: Douglas Obi
E-mail: moneygrambn@kimo.com
Phone: +229-66939181
(1) Your Full Name:
(2) Your Full Address:
(3) Your Direct Contact Phone:
Our first mission this year is to keep a clean slate of all debts that has been owned to foreigners  because of some government officials and individual who are not honest.
Thanks

Rev. Joe Benson
Honorable Minister of Finance for Foreign Affairs
Benin Republic”.

After looking a little further on Google we found this video on a Nigerian internet cafe ‘bust’ . http://www.419baiter.com/scammers_busted_flash.html.

Even more serious – there are hackers now with the ability to break in to your computer through emails and place software that records your ‘keystrokes’ – hence they can obtain your bank account information and steal your money. This is so big that they had millions and millions of stolen funds accrued and were advertising for people to ‘work on-line’ at home as so-called agents  to transfer money to the Ukraine. This one was recently busted too. Another very scary scam is identity theft wherein the scam artist files a phoney tax return in your name to receive a big refund from the government in your name – and you’re left holding the bag to sort it all out with the IRS which is very time consuming at the least and can literally ruin your credit.

Our company grows and manufacturers authentic health and natural cosmetic related products. We actually found a company recently in New Jersey, USA who had stolen our ‘brand name’ “SIAM NATURAL” tm and was advertising and labeling their products and marketing on-line under our exclusive “SIAM NATURAL” tm brand name.  This is a counterfeit bar of “soap with our brand name on it;This product was being sold from New Jersey USA by a company named siamnaturalsoap.com

We pursued legal means to stop them and the company has recently switched it’s name – to “SIAM SEAS” but is evidently still scamming customers. Ironically, the individual who owns the New Jersey, USA based LLC is a Thai National and simply chose to ‘copy’ and use our brand name, “SIAM NATURAL” tm.

Siam Natural Soap | Facebook http://www.facebook.com/siamnaturalsoap  Siam Natural Soap To show our appreciation, we want to give back to our customers who believe in our products – Siam Natural Soap is now Siam SEAS. Please check us out at Siam SEAS page (all caps on SEAS) | Facebook.

There is so much misinformation out there, we  decided to post this article for people to get a true perspective to what’s real & what’s fake surrounding the Thai herb known as Pueraria mirifica. The Thai name of this herb is Kwao Krua Kao, and it has been a folklore remedy for generations primarily for anti-aging. More recently the global corporate marketing community has discovered a way to scam unknowing buyers into purchasing a slew of bogus breast enhancement products – 99% of which are NOT produced in Thailand nor are they authentic Pueraria mirifica. An article caught one of our distributor’s attention that made an obvious erroneous statement in their marketing material about the ‘Miroestrol’ content in their Pueraria mirifica capsules that prompted us to investigate further. The company claims Ainterol’s “Miroestrol is between 40.53-42.10mg/100gm (with HPLC method)”. This is a totally bogus, ludicrous, and irresponsible statement of mis-information to potential customers. At best, the Miroestrol (active ingredient) content would be in the micrograms range. An Ammon, Jordon reviewer stated, “I have heard a lot of bad things about Ainterol PM.  Most of the women who used it stopped having their periods for a while ,or that it messed up their periods and it caused serious heart pains for a woman who used it. So I don’t recommend it to anyone considering the very long research that I have done (since I was planning on ordering Ainterol PM), I didn’t see one happy consumer of the product so save your money people and so as your health!”

An Amazon.com reviewer wrote regarding Ainterol Pueraria Mirifica 500Pure Breast Capsules (100 caps) . “I purchased this product because it stated it was 500mg PURE Pueria Mirfica.  I had better results with the cheaper brand I purchased prior. I even contacted the (Ainterol) company to voice my concerns and received no response to date. I strongly feel if a company is going to sell items via Amazon.com that they should be responsive to customer concerns”.  Another comment stated, “I’ve bought 1 product from Thailand and they shipped very very slow, about 6 weeks”.

We then looked to eBay and Amazon.com and counted at least eighteen companies selling Pueraria mirifica products – many of whom stated, “from Thailand”, yet there was only one brand we recognized as an authentic Thai product. The general public should be aware that Pueraria mirifica is considered a “Thai National Treasure” by the Thai government who regulates agricultural products through the Thai FDA and Thailand Ministry of Agriculture under the Ministry of Industry.

Siam Natural tm brand is produced by Siam Industries International who has been in the health, spa-massage and beauty/skin care products industry in Thailand for over thirty years. Our products are not the least expensive yet they are in fact premium grade authentic Thai herbal health and beauty/skin care products. We ship worldwide via Thai postal registered airmail. Most delays that occur are getting through the customs processing yet most of our customers report 10-14 day delivery and praise the company for our prompt and courteous customer service reps. Our most potent Kwao Krua products are the 100% pure raw organic concentrated cold pressed pastes available on our web site: http://www.siamnatural.com/Siam_Natural_export_products.htm

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