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||Tamra acanthopanax, Tamra ogapi|
|Scientific name||Acanthopanax koreanum|
|INCI name||Acanthopanax Koreanum Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||섬오갈피나무추출물|
|Used part||Bark / Stem /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / hair growth / skin brightening /|
|Known active compounds||acanthoic acid, triterpenoids, lignans, phenylpropanoids|
Acanthopanax koreanum is a deciduous shrub endemic in Jeju Island. It grows up to 2-3 m (6-9 feet)tall. Its flowers bloom in the summer, bearing fruits in the fall. It has a unique fragrance and brancheswith triangular thorns. Its roots and stem barks have been used as a tonic for traditional remedies totreat rheumatism, diabetes, and hepatitis. In Traditional Korean Medicine literatures, it was describedas a treatment for liver and kidney pain and to enhance stamina.
Triterpene and acanthoic acid, isolated from its root and bark, have been studied well to controlimmune responses and melanogenesis, suggesting potential for cosmetic applications. It was demon-strated that triterpene from A. Koreanum has the potential to promote hair growth by controlling cellcycle factors of the dermal papilla cells. Recently, several forms of triterpenoids were identified andcharacterized as skin brightening agents as well.