Plant and Herbs

Angelica Keiskei extract for Skin, Hair, and Body

Angelica keiskei extract has traditionally been used to treat dysuria, dyschezia, and dysgalactia as well as to restore vitality. Recently, the aerial parts of A. keiskei have been consumed as a health food. Various phenolics, acetylenes, sesquiterpene, flavonoids, coumarins, diterpene, and triterpenes were identified as the constituents of A. keiskei. The crude extracts and pure constituents were proven to inhibit tumor growth and ameliorate inflammation, diabetics, obesity, hypertension, and ulcer.

What are the benefits of using Angelica Keiskei extract for skin, hair, and body?

  • Anti-inflammatory activity: A. keiskei extract can be used in skincare to releive red, irritated or inflamed skin because of its anti-inflammatory activities.
  • Anti-oxidative activity: Angelica Keiskei extract has a high antioxidant content because it contains various flavonoids, coumarins, phenolics, acetylenes, sesquiterpene, diterpene, and triterpenes. Because of this Angelica Keiskei extract can protect the skin from free radicals and thus reduce oxidative stress and in turn reduce aging.
  • Anti-hyperlipidemic activity: A. keiskei extract may help to prevent the accumulation of lipids in the blood nad reduce increased insulin levels. 
  • Anti-diabetic activity: The Angelica Keiskei extract exhibited insulin-like activities through a pathway independent of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-c activation. Studies show long-term ingestion of a powder of A. keiskei improved blood glucose control and moderately and safely reduced blood glucose.
  • Anti-obesity activity: A. keiskei extract may help with obesity.
  • Skin-whitening effect: Topical use of the A. keiskei extract was shown to whiten the skin with tyrosinase inhibitory effect.
  • Promote hair growth: A. keiskei applied topically can promote hair growth.
  • Osteogenesis promotive activity: A. keiskei extract may promote osteogenesis (bone) activity.
  • Anti-thrombotic activity: A. keiskei extract reduces the formation of blood clots and it also shows anti-platelet activity.
  • Anti-bacterial activity: A. keiskei extract showed anti-bacterial activity against Helicobacter pylori, suggesting A. keiskei as a preventive agent for gastritis.
  • Hepato-protective activity: A clinical trial for habitual alcohol drinkers with abnormal liver function tests also showed that intake of A. keiskei extract significantly reduced c-glutamyl transferase (GGT) levels. This can help to improve liver functions and relieve fatigue.
  • Other benefits include anti-depressant activity, anti-allergy activity, anti-hypertensive activity, anti-tumor, and anti-mutagenic activity.

Who can use Angelica Keiskei extract?

Angelica Keiskei extract should be 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.