Althaea Officinalis Root Extract (INCI)

INCI name: ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT

Origin

Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) is a perennial up to 1.5 m tall with felted leaves and pale pink or white flowers. It is native to central Europe to southern Siberia. The dried roots are used.

Active ingredients

Up to 15% cold water soluble mucilages composed of glucans, galacturonrhamnans and arabinogalactans. Further lecithin, phytosterol, pectin, betaine, asparagine.

Effect

Althaea officinalis root extracts have an irritation-reducing effect, enveloping mucous membranes. They are used against phlegm, cough, catarrh of throat, larynx, lung diseases and intestinal disorders, stomach ulcers and irritation of the urinary bladder and kidneys.

  • irritation-reducing
  • skin protective
  • soothing
  • skin caring

Use

The ingredients are particularly effective in cosmetics for the care of sensitive, dry and cracked skin.

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