Krameria triandra root extract or Rhatany. Traditionally, the Krameria triandra root extract was used by the women of Huanuco and Lima to preserve the teeth and also as an astringent. The women of Lima used to clean their teeth with the “root of teeth” and they always carried a piece of it in their pockets. It is used also as a powerful astringent and hemostatic. The cooking of stems and roots is drunk to treat mouth and throat inflammations, and upset stomach.
What are the benefits of using Krameria triandra root extract for Skin?
- Antibacterial and antifungal: Krameria triandra root extract has antibacterial and antifungal that will able to protect your skin from various bacteria and fungi.
- Antioxidant activity: it also has high antioxidant activity because of the presence of tannins. This helps to scavenge free radicals and protect the skin.
- Photoprotection: Krameria triandra root extract can also provide protection against sun radiation making it an ingredient to use in sunscreen. This helps to prevent aging and hyperpigmentation.
- Astringent and soothing: it is can also be used in skincare because of its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. This helps to calm red, inflamed, or irritated skin.
Who can use Krameria triandra root extract?
Krameria triandra root 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.