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||Red bean, Adzuki bean|
|Scientific name||Phaseolus angularis|
|INCI name||Phaseolus Angularis Seed Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||팥 추출물|
|Used part||Seeds /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / anti-photoaging / anti-microbial /|
|Known active compounds||daidzenin, genistein|
Phaseolus angularis, commonly called as red bean and adzuki bean, is a synonym of Vigna angularis.Adzuki bean is generally small and reddish brown in color. However, there are white, black, and graycolors as well. P. angularis is well-loved food material due to the sweet taste particularly in Korea, China,and Japan. Koreans eat red bean porridge, which is called pat juk, on the day of winter solstice to evictevil spirits because it is believed that the evil spirits hate the red color of P. angularis. In Korean folkmedicine, red bean is used for the treatment of diabetes, diarrhea, and edema. In Traditional ChineseMedicine, it is used as a diuretic, an antidote, and a remedy for pus, dropsy, and beriberi.
Many studies on P. angularis have demonstrated its anti-inflammatory property. Of these, a recent studyindicated that the extract from P. angularis was able to suppress NO and PGE2 production at thetranscriptional level. Hot-water extract of adzuki beans is reported to stimulate melanogenesis on hairand polyphenols extracted from water fraction activated melanin synthesis. In addition, polyphenols inthe extracts have shown to play a role of inhibitor against Staphylococcus aureus, Aeromonashydrophila, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus.