Native Orange Pearl, Maclura cochinchinensis

Native-Orange-PearlNative Orange Pearl – also known as Cockspur Thorn, is a species of vine or scrambling scrub in the Moraceae family. This plant is native to both rainforests and drier forest areas in Queensland and New South Wales. The sweet, yellow and orange, spherical fruit are edible and were a traditional food source for indigenous Australians.

XANTHONES

  • Powerful anti-oxidants : reducing creation of free radicals, protects the skin from breaking down & aging
  • Antimicrobial, antioxidant, & anti-inflammatory properties
  • Anti-inflammatory effects

PHENOLIC ACIDS

  • Antimicrobial, antioxidant, & anti-inflammatory properties
  • Antioxidant activity considered stronger than that of Vitamin E
  • Anti-inflammatory action reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
  • Behaves like an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA)

FLAVONE GLYCOSIDE – TETRA HYDROXY FLAVONE

  • Strong Anti-oxidants : reducing creation of free radicals, protects the skin from breaking down & aging
  • Strengthens capillaries, reducing circles & puffiness under the eye
  • Anti-inflammatory effects

*Information extracted from Native Extracts Website, 2014.