Piper methysticum extract (inci)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 05.07.2021

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Synonym(s)

CAS number: 84696-40-2; Piper methysticum root extract

Definition
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Piper methysticum extract is an extract from the rhizomes of Piper methysticum, the kava pepper (Ava pepper; Kava-Kava), a shrub from the pepper family that grows up to 3m high and is native to New Guinea.

Ingredients
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4-methoxy- alpha-pyrone (kavapyrone), flavonoids, essential oil

Field of application/use
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Piper methysticum extract is used in cosmetic formulations and has a skin caring effect.

Note(s)
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In Polynesia, kava-kava is used to prepare a relaxing, slightly euphoric drink (macerate).

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Kava-Kava;

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Last updated on: 05.07.2021