Boerhavia diffusa root extract

Plant Extracts , Antioxidants , Skin Soothing

Extract from a flowering plant. Studies on animals have shown that this plant has strong skin-soothing activity. Like all plant extracts, Boerhavia diffusa also has antioxidant ability. [1, 2]

The leaves of this plant are a major source of the antioxidant quercetin. [3]

References Cited:

  1. Miyazawa M, Okuno Y, Fukuyama M, Nakamura S, Kosaka H. Antimutagenic activity of polymethoxyflavonoids from Citrus aurantium. J Agric Food Chem. 1999;47(12):5239-44.
  2. Pereira D, Faria J, Gaspar L, Valentão P, de Pinho P, Andrade P. Boerhaavia diffusa: metabolite profiling of a medicinal plant from Nyctaginaceae. Food Chem Toxicol.. 2009;47(8):2142-9.
  3. Ferreres F, Sousa C, Justin M, Valentão P, Andrade P, Llorach R, Rodrigues A, Seabra R, Leitão A. Characterisation of the phenolic profile of Boerhaavia diffusa L. by HPLC-PADMS/MS as a tool for quality control. Phytochem Anal. 2005;16(6):451-8.

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