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||Chinese ginger, Fingerroot|
|Scientific name||Boesenbergia pandurata|
|INCI name||Boesenbergia Pandurata Rhizome Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||핑거루트뿌리줄기추출물|
|Used part||Rhizome /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / moisturizing /|
|Known active compounds||panduratin A, flavanones, chalcones|
Boesenbergia pandurata, synonymous with B. rotunda, is a medicinal and culinary herb from China and Southeast Asia. It is commonly called Chinese ginger or fingerroot because of its flavor and the shape of its rhizome. It is native to China and Southeast Asia and grows in tropical rain forests. As a food ingredient, it is widely used in Javanese cooking, and is popular in Thailand as well as other South- eastern Asian countries.
B. pandurata has a long history of use in traditional medicine. It is used to strengthen digestion and used to treat gastrointestinal disease. It is considered to have anti-inflammatory actions and used to manage rheumatism. Recently, fingerroot has gained popularity as a weight loss aid. B. pandurata rhizome contains various bioactive compounds including methoxyflavanones and methoxychalcones, which showed pronounced anti-oxidant activity. Another compound, panduratin A has been looked at in several studies, one of which demonstrated skin hydration and barrier enhancement in the cell tests.