Effective botanical extract in cosmetics-part2


From mango (Mangifera indica) seed, lubricating oil can be obtained. Its rich in oleic acid, stearic acid and triglycerides, often used in cosmetics. Observed, mango, suitable for kernel oil ointment matrix, drug release rate is significantly higher than the normal paraffin wax matrix. Mango leaves with antimicrobial properties, India is used to reduce the scorpion sting pain, immature fruit is used in the treatment of various skin diseases, including leprosy and boil.


Zingiberaceae plants turmeric (Curcuma longa) processed into powder, its main bioactive components in curcumin. Turmeric and curcumin pharmacological effects, such as antimicrobial, resisting parasites, such as HIV, it can be directly used for bacteria and sterile wound. Study confirms that turmeric powder has anti carcinogenic, antioxidant, inhibition of lipid peroxidation and anti-inflammatory effects, and almost no toxicity. Because it can suppress phosphorylase kinase activity, often used in the prevention, treatment, or control, burns, eczema, psoriasis, acne, trauma light damage and premature aging of the skin.


Sunflower seeds (Helianthus annuus) contains polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are rich in linoleic acid and triglycerides, linoleic acid as essential fatty acids, which can keep your skin in good condition. Research shows that application of sunflower oil, skin can increase the level of linoleic acid skin, reduce the percutaneous moisture loss, reduce the lack of essential fatty acids are common squamous damage. Sunflower seed oil is also used to treat psoriasis and contusion. A new kind of hybridization of sunflower seed oil has good oxidation stability, high oleic acid content. In the preparation of cosmetics, it can be used as natural functional ingredients.


Common red onion (Allium cepa) paste made from traditional topical treatment of acne, burns, abscess and blackheads, to eliminate the infection, reduce inflammation and accelerate healing, curative effect is better. The study found that Onions contain flavonoids, has antiallergic and anti-inflammatory effects. Onion juice and Onion extracts have antimicrobial and antifungal effect. Africa is outside for burns and scalds, onion juice to prevent vesiculation and local infection; East Africa with onion skin apply facial and body pain.

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