Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract

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Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract

Overview

Epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract is extracted from a plant known in North America as Fireweed, and in Europe as Willowherb – Epilobium angustifolium (or Chamaenerion angustifolium, according to the new nomenclature).

The extract, although commonly used in traditional herbal medicine, is rarely used for skin-related issues. Due to its abundant tannins and flavonoids, however, it has great astringent and antioxidant properties, giving the skin a tightening sensation.

Science

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EMA/HMPC/712511/2014 Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC). European Union herbal monograph on Epilobium angustifolium L. and/or Epilobium parviflorum Schreb., herba. 2015