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.
The leaves of this plant are a major source of the antioxidant quercetin.
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Food and Chemical Toxicology, August 2009, issue 8, pages 2142-2149
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, December 1999, issue 12, pages 5239-5244
Phytochemical Analysis, November-December 2005, issue 6, pages 451-548