Heilmoor clay is the official name for the moor substance.Mior is made with 'Tiefen or Deep Moor' from Austria, a rare form of nutrient-rich peat which was formed during the Ice Age as the result of a geological shift which caused a layer of rich vegetation (including herbs, plants and flowers) to become submerged under up to 60 feet of clay, where it remained, cocooned within the Earth, and now totally protected against pollution.Free from the decaying effects of oxygen, the plant matter undergoes a 'ripening' process over thousands of years into a rich, black substance in which all of the organic and inorganic substances within the plants are assimilated into the Moor.Under massive pressure, it has been compacted to a quarter of its original volume, resulting in a herbal complex with wonderful therapeutic propeties of maximum concentration and a cream-like consistency.
INTRODUCTION TO HEILMOOR
Moor has been a part of traditional medical folklore throughout many parts of Central Europe for centuries. During the past 60 years, a wealth of clinical studies conducted on Moor therapy has confirmed that Moor indeed does possess a wide range of beneficial properties. As a result, hundreds of European physicians now use and recommend Moor treatments.
HEILMOOR THROUGH THE CENTURIES
Moor treatments have been known and used since ancient times. Nearly 3,000 years ago, the Celts and Romans used Moor deposits in Austria and Germany to treat wounds incurred during warfare. One of the earliest records of their use comes from Galen and Plinius, the great medical minds from the Egyptian era, described the use of Moors deposited by the river Nile as a major healing medium.In the 16th Century, the famous alchemist Paracelsus, described Moor as the 'Quinta Essentia Vitae' which he believed was the elixir of life. Today Moorbads or Moor clinics offering a range of Moor-based treatments have become widespread throughout Germany, Austria, Hungary and other European countries. European doctors regularly prescribe Moor products for treating a host of inflammatory and ulcerative skin, intestinal and arthritic illnesses.Many hospitals in Germany and Austria now have dedicated Moor treatment facilites with specially trained staff. The National Health programs and Health Insurance agencies now cover Moor treatments across much of Europe.
HERBS AND NUTRIENTS
The miracle properties of the Deep Moor have been the subject of many research projects since the early fifties. At one time NASA researched the composition of the Moor as part of an investigation into the life supporting properties of this gift from Mother Nature.Hundred of herbs, organic compounds, trace elements, plant hormones, natural antibiotics, and other biologically active matter combine to produce one of nature's miracles; the thick rich Moor. It is the synergy of natural organic substances operating together that give the Deep Moor its 'miracle' therapeutic and rejuvenating qualities.Listed below is a partial analysis of the composition of Deep Moor from Austria:Waxes. Humic acids, fatty acids, lignin, starch, sugar, humus substances, amino acids, balsam, volatile oils, nitrogen compounds, vitamins, organic sulphates, protein, resins, pectins, hemicellulose, cellulose, bitumens, pigments, vinegar, oxalic acid, antibiotics, iron salts, sulphur, magnesium, manganese, calcium, sodium, iron, phosphoric acid, silicic acid, potassium, boron, silicon, aluminium, calcium, and many more.
DEEP MOOR HEALING PROPERTIES
Free from the decaying effects of oxygen and in the presence of specific microflora, submerged herbal matter undergoes a transformation process over thousands of years to produce a homogeneous dark substance called Moor. In this ripening process, all of the organic and inorganic components within the plants are retained in the Moor. These myriad natural compounds make Moor one of nature's most potent therapeutic and detoxifying substances.Substantial clinical research has shown that Deep Moor quickly penetrates the skin and creates a holistic therapeutic effect throughout the whole system.Substances of the Deep Moor have been found to surround the skin cells or penetrate partially between the epidermis cells. A binding process with albumin in the skin takes place, producing an exchange reaction of ions.Harmful positive ions in the skin tissues are exchanged for the rejuvenating negative ions in the Moor. The particles are then captured by the blood vessels into the system to carry out their precious work.The Moor's benefits also stem from an abundance of essential oils, fatty acids and lipoids, which occur naturally and are not artificially introduced, as in most cosmetics. Research has shown that these substances penetrate easily into the skin an subcutaneous tissues, re-establishing the skin's natural pH balance and increasing the flow of blood to the skin.
This research also showed that the skin is detoxified, purified, toned and revitalised by soluble organic and inorganic active nutrients. The Moor has been clinically tested and found to be naturally hypoallergenic and to be able to harmonise with and benefit any skin type, elimating the need for many different types of creams.