Grows in Central Asia, parts of Africa, India, Japan, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Widely used in traditional medicine in China and India, especially for wound healing. It is obtained by maceration without chemical treatment.
It is rich in triternene saponins, a compound that helps keep skin smoother and firmer. It is also a great source of flavonoids that act as antioxidants and fight free radical damage. It stimulates the formation of collagen in skin tissue, essential for maintaining skin elasticity. Another benefit it is known for is its ability to improve blood circulation, which speeds up the healing process of the skin, improving scars and blemishes. It is also effective in the treatment of varicose veins, broken capillaries and stubborn cellulite. It is also highly appreciated for its soothing power on irritated skin.