Kigelia extract

  • Kigelia is found in sub-Saharan Africa, where it is known as the 'Sausage tree' (owing to the size and shape of the fruit).
  • The grade of kigelia used in sunumbra® is an ethanolic extract that has undergone a process of ion exchange, concentration and drying.
  • It contains no preservatives or colorants.

Kigelia works in many ways including:

  • reduction of damage from prolonged exposure to sunlight
  • slowing the over production of skin cells which cause irritations including psoriasis and eczema
  • provision of an anti-bacterial/anti-fungal effect against micro-organisms
  • strong antioxidants reduce lines and leave skin toned and vibrant
  • promotion of skin elasticity, creating a firmer, smoother complexion
  • effective relief from inflammation and irritation

Scientific literature suggests these properties are due to the presence of numerous secondary metabolites, which include naphthquinones, iridoids, coumarines and flavonoids among others. Research undertaken at the Frieburg Institute of Cancer Research and Kings College, London, has indicated positive results with cancerous sun spots. Kigelia is gaining international medical recognition as a potential cure for basal-cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer associated with aging and prolonged sun exposure.