Eupatorium is a plant family with medicinal applications around the globe, and a study suggests it may also be a good source of cosmetics extracts.
A research team out of Indonesia, Putri et al., recently published a review in Cosmetics of the potential of using extracts from the Eupatorium plant family.
According to the team, there are up to 60 varieties of Eupatorium plants, many of which are used medicinally around the world. Putri et al said different species may have antifungal, antibacterial, pain-relieving and anticancer effects, among others.
One species of Eupatorium is reportedly used in traditional medicines for cleaning and treating wounds, as well as treating malaria, intestinal illness, fever, toothache, skin illnesses, diabetes and diarrhea.