Artemisia sieversiana extract, also called Daejaho, is a medicinal herb belonging to the Asteraceae family. AS is distributed in some areas of Korea, China, and Japan and has been used for the treatment of bronchitis, mastitis, dermatitis, hepatitis, tonsillitis, and urinary tract inflammation. It consists of flavonoids, steroids, terpenoids, lignans, and alkaloids, all of which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects.
What are the benefits of Artemisia Sieversiana extract?
- Promotes hair growth: A. sieversiana extract promotes the growth of papillary cells at the cellular level, suppresses the expression of various enzymes involved in the hair cycle and cell death, and inhibits hair loss through anti-androgen, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects.
- Insecticidal activity: A. sieversiana extract has potential insecticidal activity and can be used as an alternative to chemical insecticides for the eco-friendly management of white grub. It also possesses anti-microbial effects.
- Anti-cancer: A. sieversiana extract was tested against three human colon cancer (HT-29, HCT-15, and COLO-205) cells and it showed that A. sieversiana extract exhibits anticancer effects in COLO-205 cells through the induction of apoptosis, loss of mitochondrial membrane potential and DNA damage.
Who can use Artemisia Sieversiana extract?
Artemisia Sieversiana 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.