Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract



Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract at a glance

  • Ayurvedic plant native to South Asia
  • Has a protective effect on skin exposed to daylight
  • Rich source of phenolic compounds with antioxidant activity
  • Defends against different types of free radicals

Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract description

_Terminalia chebula_ is an Ayurvedic plant extract that’s native to South Asia, where it’s known as “The King of Medicine”. _Terminalia chebula_ has in vitro research showing it exerts a protective effect on skin exposed to daylight as well as helping to maintain skin’s supportive elements. Also known as myrobalan, this plant is a rich source of phenolic compounds that exhibit antioxidant activity. Examples include gallic and ellagic acids, both potent antioxidants; in fact, comparative studies with antioxidants like quercetin has shown the antioxidant mix in _Terminalia chebula_ has 95% efficacy against different types of free radicals.

Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract references

  • Pharmaceutical Biology, November 2016, pages 2,701-2,707
  • Advances in Pharmacological Sciences, January 2016, ePublication
  • Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, March 2013, pages 244-252

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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