Leontopodium alpinum
Edelweiss
Edelweiss
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Part of the plant used

Leaves and flowers
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Major cosmetic applications

Antioxidant that protects against oxidative damage. Anti-aging. Important reduction of edema and inflammatory response. Purifying and antibacterial.
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Inception
Growing area

Swiss and Austrian Alps
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Traditional uses

In popular medicine, this species is recommended in cases of stomach disorders, dysentery, poor circulation, pain and as a relaxant.
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Curiosities

It is the symbol of nature protection, purity and immortality. It is also an icon of courage and bravery. Nowadays it is the symbol of Switzerland and also Austria, and it is said it was the favorite flower of the famous Empress Sissi.
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