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Why Your Skin Needs African Potato

A long-overlooked traditional African healing gem is the African Potato plant. Its addition into a topical cream like Supersalve’s Sports Rub is a smart move.

Also known as African Star Grass, this humble South African wild plant flourishes in grassland and open veld particularly in Kwa-Zulu Natal SA. Its yellow star-shaped flowers open with the morning sunlight and close round about 2 pm, when they might be totally overlooked for the secret treasure they hide below the surface. A little digging reveals that the pretty, flowering plant grows from a root that is a total potato lookalike – hence the generic name over rather verbose botanically correct Hypoxis hemerocallidea. The healing properties in the ‘potato’ root of the plant have long been recognized and used in traditional African healing.

African Potato Salve Accolades

The hefty healing ability of the African Potato in a skin salve is nothing short of spectacular. Containing 50,000 times more plant sterols than our modern cultivars in the vegetable department, the African Potato is on a par with cortisone as far as performance goes with the bonus of no side effects.

For those who’ve been healed of many grievous skin ailments, African Potato skin salve applications are being hailed as a miracle healer. From something as mundane as a shaving rash to the rampant spread of a problem like psoriasis, the African Potato comes out trumps.

African Potato Salve Applications

With anti-inflammatory and antiseptic and antioxidant properties championing its arsenal, African Potato in a skin salve is effective in treating – in alphabetical order:  acne, any arthritic pain, bedsores, cracked heels, dry cuticles, eczema, fibromyalgia, gout, minor burns, muscular pain, psoriasis, rashes, scars, sprains, stretch marks, sunburn, swelling,  tennis elbow, warts and … wait for it... wrinkles – we kid you not!

SUPERSALVE SPORTS RUB Ingredients: Calendula, Camphor, Clove, Comfrey, Eucalyptus, Grapeseed Oil, Honey, Rosemary, St John’s Wort all nestled a Shea Butter base. Now with added African Potato and Organic Avocado Supersalve Herbal Sports Rub waits to help.

NB: All SUPERSALVE products are completely free from petrochemicals, parabens and phthalates, and are safe for the whole family, from babies to the elderly and everything in between!

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