The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Ground cherry, Chinese lantern, Winter cherry|
|Scientific name||Physalis alkekengi|
|INCI name||Physalis Alkekengi Fruit Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||꽈리열매추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / anti-microbial /|
|Known active compounds||physalins, neophysalins, polysaccharides, flavones|
Physalis alkekengi, also known as ground cherry, is a well-known edible plant with abundant vitamin C.This juicy fruit is eaten fresh and cooked, but not tasty. Aerial parts of the plant have been traditionallyused in China and Korea to treat cough, middle ear infection, sore throat, tumor, hepatitis, and urinaryproblems. Especially, it is highly recommended for alleviating fever. Pharmacological investigations on P.alkekengi have been carried out and have shown diverse properties such as anti-inflammatory,anti-fungal, analgesic, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, and fever-lowering activities.
P. alkekengi contains some phytochemicals, out of which physalins, the major steroidal constituents,show anti-mycobacterial, immunomodulatory, anti-tumor, and anti-inflammatory activities. According toa recent study, physalins have a potent inhibitory effect on the growth of pathogenic bacteria, Escherichiacoli. The methanol extract of P. alkekengi showed anti-inflammatory effect by reducing the expression ofMMP-9 and inhibiting the activation of AP-1.