May have anti-inflammatory properties for skin. Orally it has been shown to reduce edema in the lower leg by improving the elastic tissue surrounding the vein (Sources: Pharmacological Research
, September 2001, pages 183–193; Phytotherapy Research
, March 2002, number S1, pages 1–5; and American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
, 2002, volume 3, number 5, pages 341–348).