IN THE SPOTLIGHT

TIPS & VIDEOS

PLANTS SECRETS

image of the ingredient

Ambiaty

Vernonia appendiculata
A shrub growing on the high plateaus of Madagascar, ambiaty has always served as a calendar for local farmers who wait for September and the blossoming of its delicate blue flowers to begin their rice sowing.
Its roots were once used in the magic rituals of tribal religions and its large, dentate leaves are still used today in traditional medicine to treat wounds. In cosmetics, ambiaty leaf extract protects the dermal-epidermal junction, a structure vital for the skin's support, against breakdown due to ageing or environmental aggressions.

Used in: