African Violet Extract (Saintpaulia Ionantha) Rejuvenating, Antibacterial. The Mbololo Forest in the Taita Hills in Kenyas Coast Province is what is known as a cloud mountain forest, its steep terrain bathed in cloud. Its moist habitat is home to a great many plant species. Among them, growing on cliffs and large rocks under the forest canopy, is a wild population of the Saintpaulia Ionantha species of African violets. This treasure is often used to make a rejuvenating Definition Description elixir which is thought to have magical properties. Studies in the African Journal of Bio-medical Research show it to have antioxidant, antibacterial, cleansing and toning properties.