Boerhavia diffusa extract


INCI: Boerhavia diffusa extract

What is Boerhavia diffusa extract?

Boerhaavia diffusa, also known as Punarnava, is a creeper plant. It is found growing throughout India. Internally it is known as Rejuvenation or Rasayana. Its flowers, leaves and root extract are of medicinal importance. It contains antifibrinolytic glycosides, punarnavoside, alkaloids, lignans, flavones, sterols, etc.

Use & Benefits

Due to the presence of various alkaloids and flavones, it is an anti-inflammatory & antibacterial. Therefore, it is used as a skin protectant. It protects skin from environmental damage as well as from damage caused by free radicles. It also acts as a preservative in the cosmetic formulation, that does not allow the growth of microbes that may harm skin. It is used in face care or body care products.

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