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.
|Scientific name||Spinacia oleracea|
|INCI name||Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||시금치추출물|
|Used part||Leaf /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / anti-inflammatory /|
|Known active compounds||carotenoid, lutein|
Spinacia oleracea is an edible flowering plant, producing the green leafy vegetable called spinach. Spinach is native to Iran and central western Asia, and is now cultivated through the world. The Journal of the American Medical Association listed spinach as a ‘king of vegetables’ in 1972 as it was used in the management of many health issues, such as poor digestion, anemia, and a weak heart. Consumption of spinach in America in the 1930’s increased by a third due to the advertising campaign using the animation ‘Popeye the Sailor.’ Spinach contains vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, and oxalic acids. Normally, it is eaten raw as salad or blanched in boiling water.
High levels of vitamin C and E in spinach play a key role in the anti-oxidant efficacy. Spinach extract showed approximately 40% and 20% higher capacity of total oxyradial scavenging capacity (TOSC) when compared to lettuce and cabbage extracts, respectively. One of the active compounds in spinach, lutein, was also investigated as an anti-inflammatory agent. In LPS-induced peritoneal macro- phages, PGE2, TNF-α, and IL-1β were attenuated by lutein.