How the ‘bio’ of dibunda, a plant used in cosmetics, can be made into a medicine
A new plant, called ‘biola’ in Portuguese, could be a major new medical breakthrough, according to an article in The Hindu.
It has been called the ‘living plant’ because it can be grown in the laboratory and can regenerate its own tissues.
Biola is the first plant ever used to regenerate human tissues.
In this article, Dr Anastasia Menezes, head of the Department of Plant Science at the University of Barcelona, explains the science behind the plant and its potential as a medicine.
The plant was cultivated in Brazil in the early 20th century and has been used to treat wounds, injuries and conditions such as psoriasis and tuberculosis.
Its medicinal properties have been studied extensively and are now being used in various clinical settings.
Menezes said: ‘There are currently no approved drugs in Brazil that can produce a therapeutic effect, so we decided to go for the natural product approach.
‘We wanted to develop a plant that would be able to regenerate damaged tissues from the inside out, and it was the perfect opportunity to develop the biola plant.
“The biolanas roots, the leaves and stems are grown inside the laboratory, and they have the ability to absorb nutrients and convert them into plant growth hormones.
They can also be used as a food source for animals.’
Méndez says that biolas roots and leaves are used to make cosmetics, perfumes and creams.
When the bicolas roots are harvested, the chemical compound known as biolosaccharides (BSA) are extracted.
BSA is found in a wide range of plants including tomatoes, peanuts and coconut.
Biosaccharide-derived compounds are believed to be a natural way to create cosmetic products and are also used to produce cosmetic-like products.
Biolas can also regenerate tissue.
Menez, who was born in Brazil, said that bicolans stem cells can be used to create skin and hair.’
In a few days, they can regenerate the tissue of the scalp and the face, which can be applied to the skin,’ she said.
As a result, the bolisaccharid compounds can be transferred to other parts of the body and used to restore function to the tissue.
In a study, Menez says that in vitro fertilisation can be a good way to regenerate the skin and help regenerate lost tissue.’
Fertilisation is the best way to get the necessary chemical compound in the plant, because the plants cell culture can take advantage of the chemical compounds to grow the tissue in a specific way,’ she explained.
Although scientists have not tested the effect of biolases on human tissue, Mezes said that it is a possibility.
She said: ‘The bicolana stem cells are being used as the basis of artificial organs.’
We will be studying this in the future.’
In order to grow biolascars roots, Mésinez has to grow them at a certain temperature, and keep them submerged.
In order to get rid of any dead plant material, she has to apply some chemicals to the bolsa roots and then place them in a container.’
When we apply chemicals to biolacas roots, they turn into plant matter, which is stored in the bolas roots,’ she told The Hindu in an email.
Once the plant is fully grown, the chemicals are removed, and the plant regains its original shape.
Mésenez says the bollas are also edible.