African Botanical Extracts – Volume 1 ~ (Article 1 of 6)Magalies Citrus
by Dr. Marli Botha
Around the world, consumers are becoming increasingly interested in food and beverages that not only taste good, but also offer healthy additional benefits. Through its botanical diversity, nature opens up a source of natural extracts that meet exactly this key consumer demand…
3 Interesting Facts on African Botanical Extracts:
- South Africa is the third most biodiverse country in the world and inhabitants have for centuries employed the help of indigenous medicinal plants.
- The African Cape region is particularly renowned for its abundance of plants that are said to have a positive impact on the body and mind. Natural treasures from Africa: Extracts from sustainably-cultivated plants and fruits!
- For example, the locals have used aloe ferox, baobab and rooibos to support mental and physical health for thousands of years. Today, these valuable plant extracts are paving the way for inspirational concepts and innovation potential in the field of food and beverages with healthy positioning.
It is important to mention that no food is meant to be a cure-all for any condition, though there are certainly health and skin benefits contained within them. The one thing you should always do before using a new skin care product is to do a patch test to look for allergies and sensitivities.