Veggie Nail Polish

Topics: Radish, Daikon, Brassicaceae Pages: 8 (2140 words) Published: July 9, 2011
- to have a successful vegetable nail polish.
- we hope that customers will patronize the product.
- we want the customers to use this natural and safe product rather than the chemical one. - we want to create a nail polish by the help of radish.
Scope and Limitations
    This is the investigation of our group. We will make a cosmetic product (nail polish) in a natural way, using radish as our main ingredient.We will replace the henna powder into radish. We would like to fabricate a nail polish  without using chemical components that can vitiate our health.

Local Studies (LABANOS)
|Common names | |Labanos (Tag.)  | |Rabanos (C. Bis., Span.) | |Lai-fu-tzu Ts-ao (Chin.) | |Radish (Engl.)  |

· A coarse, annual crop plant. The roots are fleshy, pungent and variable in size and form. White. · Leaves: roughly hairy, the lower ones lyrate.
· Flowers: variable, about 1.5 cm long, usually white or lilac, with purple veins, sepals erect, lateral ones saccate at the base. · Fruits: pods, lanceolate, cylindrical, 2 to 2.6 cm long, and terminate in a long neck. The seeds are separated by pith. Distribution

Widely cultivated in the Philippines.
Parts utilized
· Whole plant.
· When seeds are ripe, harvest the whole plant, sun-dry, remove the seeds and dry again. Crush on use. Roots can also be sun-dried for use.

· Considered anthelmintic, antifungal, antibacterial, antiscorbutic, diuretic, laxative, tonic, carminative, corrective, stomachic, cholagogue, lithotriptic, emmenagogue. · The juice of the fresh root is considered powerfully antiscorbutic. • In Iranian traditional medicine, seeds are considered diuretic carminative, antifever, antitussive and gastric tonic. Study yielded ten isothiocyanates, seven aliphatic hydrocarbons and some volatile substances. Constituents

• Phytochemical study yielded triterpenes, alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, saponin and coumarins. • Study for volatile constituents yielded 10 isothicyanates, seven aliphatic hydrocarbons and some other volatile substances.  Uses

Edible: Leaves, flowers, roots, seed.
A vegetable, eaten raw or cooked.
Excellent source of iron and good source of calcium; also a source of vitamin B. Folkloric
· For diarrhea: boil the fresh leaves to concentrated decoction and drink. · Juice of leaves increaes the flow of urine and promotes bowel movements. · Root is used for piles and stomach pains.
· Juice used to expel wind from the bowels.
· Poultice of roots used for burns, scalds, or fetid smelling feet. · Decoction of root used for fevers.
· Coughs: Decoction of flowers; or, boil 6 to 15 gms seed preparation to decoction and drink. · Seeds promote the flow of urine, bowel movements, and menstruation. · For patients with edema, bloated belly (ascites), pale yellowish face, and oliguria: used dried root preparation with citrus rind preparation (5:1 proportion). Boil to a concentrated decoction and drink. Others

· Repellent

• Histaminergic / Spasmolytic: Pharmacological basis for the gut stimulatory activity of Raphanus sativus leaves: A study on the crude extracxt of RS leaves showed the presence of a histaminergic component plus a weak spasmolytic factor supporting its traditional use for constipation. • Toxicity Report: Severe Toxic Hepatitis Provoked by Squeezed Black Radish (Raphanus Sativus) Juice - Case Report: Cited in phytotherapy literature as a plant with hepatoprotective properties, this reports a severe toxic hepatitis from use of black radish extract to dissolve bile duct stone. • Hepatoprotective: (1) Studies on Raphanus sativus as...
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