One of these tricks from nature's store is rhizobian gum. An active ingredient formed by micro-organisms in the root area of desert plants. It is a gel that surrounds the roots, so that the plants are protected during a drought and do not dry out, enabling them to survive for prolonged periods even without water.
People in Senegal, Africa, have been using rhizobian gum for ages to treat skin lesions and in skin care. This is because the strengthening gel does not only protect the roots of desert plants from loss of moisture, but also the human skin. Rubbed in with the plant substance, the skin becomes youthfully soft and supple.
"When I travel around the world, over and over again I notice how perfectly nature keeps everything in balance. For me as a physician, this is both a lesson and a hope." (Dr. Jürgen Juchheim)