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||Coltsfoot, Tash plant, Butterbur, Coughwort|
|Scientific name||Tussilago farfara|
|INCI name||Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Leaf Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||관동잎추출물|
|Used part||Leaf /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / anti-microbial /|
|Known active compounds||tussilagone, flavonoids|
Tussilago farfara, also called coltsfoot, is a perennial herbaceous plant widely distributed in Europe,Asia, North Africa, and Russian Far East. It is also found in North and South America where it has beenintroduced as a medicinal plant by settlers. Coltsfoot has been used as a medicinal herb both in Europeand in Asia to treat various inflammatory diseases including coughs, bronchitis, and asthma. In Europe,T. farfara leaves have been used in herbal medicine internally as tea or syrup, and externally fortreatment of skin, colds, fever, and rheumatism. In Traditional Korean and Chinese Medicine, T. farfarais an important medicinal herb used for the treatment of hepatitis, type 2 diabetes, obesity, pulmonarytuberculosis, and asthma due to its therapeutic properties.
T. farfara is known for several biologic activities such as anti-oxidant effect, anti-microbial activity, andanti-inflammatory activities. Several compounds have been identified from this plant, including sesqui-terpenes, triterpenes, and flavonoids. Among them, tussilagone, the major component of T. farfara, isreported to suppress iNOS and COX-2 expression in LPS-stimulated microglial cells.