Anthyllis vulneraria extract, commonly named “Woundwort” is a Mediterranean medicinal plant that belongs to the Fabaceae family. Its flowers were used to treat high blood pressure, wounds, heart failure, portal hypertension, inflammation, vomiting, acne, and disturbances of metabolism, and to purify the body by promoting the elimination of toxins. They were also used to heal throat and mouth pain and to enhance hair growth. Moreover, its leaves contain several bioactive substances such as phenolic acids, carotenoids, flavonoids, tannins, and saponins
What are the benefits of Anthyllis vulneraria extract?
- Antioxidant: Anthyllis vulneraria extract displays a really strong antioxidant activity and can scavenge free radicals, therefore, reducing the aging effect.
- Act as a depigmentation agent: Anthyllis vulneraria extract modulates the content in melanin of the cultivated melanocytes and can decrease the level of pigmentation in the skin.
- Antibacterial: it also shows great antibacterial than many other leaf extracts.
Who can use Anthyllis vulneraria extract?
Anthyllis vulneraria 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.