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A Promising View of Kudzu Plant, Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Sanjappa & Pradeep: Flavonoid Phytochemical Compounds, Taxonomic Data, Traditional Uses and Potential Biological Activities for Future Cosmetic Application

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Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Plant Sciences, Kanazawa University, Ishikawa 920-1192, Japan
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Cosmetics 2020, 7(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics7010012
Received: 25 December 2019 / Revised: 29 January 2020 / Accepted: 10 February 2020 / Published: 13 February 2020
Pueraria montana var. lobata is widely known as kudzu especially in Japan, China, Korea, and other Asian countries. This plant is an ingredient for traditional food and an herbal ingredient for traditional medicines, particular in Japan and China. There are a few reports on its cosmetic uses. Interestingly, many phytochemical compounds from this plant have been continuously reported, particularly flavonoid compounds, which are well-known as potential bioactive ingredients for cosmetics. This work aims to illustrate promising views of kudzu plant, focusing on the diversity of flavonoid phytochemical compounds, taxonomic data, traditional uses, and potential biological activities for future cosmetic applications, i.e., antioxidant, antiglycation, skin regeneration, and melanogenesis inhibitory activities. View Full-Text
Keywords: kudzu; Pueraria montana var. lobata; flavonoids; traditional use; cosmetic; biological activity kudzu; Pueraria montana var. lobata; flavonoids; traditional use; cosmetic; biological activity
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Tungmunnithum, D.; Intharuksa, A.; Sasaki, Y. A Promising View of Kudzu Plant, Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Sanjappa & Pradeep: Flavonoid Phytochemical Compounds, Taxonomic Data, Traditional Uses and Potential Biological Activities for Future Cosmetic Application. Cosmetics 2020, 7, 12.

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