Originating in the mountains of China and Japan, Persimmon is a fruit tree that is also grown across the Mediterranean. Its fleshy fruit, with its smooth, orange skin, is extremely energizing. The Persimmon is eaten when very ripe. All parts of the tree have medicinal benefits: the extract from the bark is an astringent; the juice from its fruit fights hypertension; and the calyx can be used to treat coughs.
In cosmetics, Persimmon extract promotes skin suppleness for a more youthful look.