Plant and Herbs

Aframomum Angustifolium seed extract for Skin and Body

A. angustifolium is a tropical plant that grows in Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, DR Congo, Cameroon, Madagascar and is found mostly in undergrowth and rainforests.

What are the benefits of Aframomum Angustifolium seed extract?

  • Antiaging activity: An assay based on image processing analysis demonstrated the antiwrinkle activity of a formulation containing A. angustifolium seed extract. The data obtained in the two centre study suggests that the formulation containing A. angustifolium seed extract produces a global rejuvenation effect in terms of pigmentation, redness, and fine lines similar to that noted utilizing an intense pulse light source.
  • Antimicrobial activities: It reported that Aframomum Angustifolium seed extract possess the antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.
  • Antibromate toxicity activity: there are studies suggesting that A. angustifolium seed extract can accelerate the in vivo repair of bromate-induced liver and kidney toxicity in Wistar rats.
  • Antioxidant: A. angustifolium seed extract can also scavenge free radicals.

Who can use Aframomum Angustifolium seed extract?

Aframomum Angustifolium seed extract is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and skin of colour, but do make sure to conduct a test patch to see if you are allergic to this extract.