The only research about this plant indicates that it may have anabolic steroid properties (Source: Eksperimental’naya i Klinicheskaya Farmakologiya [from a Russian scientific journal], May 1997, pages 41–44). There is no other research showing this to be of benefit for skin.
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A recent study entitled “Effect of a lipid concentrate from the aboveground portion of Ajuga turkestanica on the metabolic processes and dynamics of healing skin wounds experimentally”, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal, vol. 28, no. 11, 1994, 837–840, reported pharmacological tests performed on chloroform extracts of the aerial parts of this plant. The results reported in said publication revealed that the extracts possessed a certain tissue-hydrating activity.
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