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||Short fruited azalea|
|Scientific name||Rhododendron brachycarpum|
|INCI name||Rhododendron Brachycarpum Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||홍만병초추출물|
|Used part||Whole plant /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-aging / anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||quercetin, hyperoside, isoquercetin|
Rhododendron brachycarpum is a broad leaved evergreen shrub in the family Ericaceae, native toJapan, and Korea. R. brachycarpum is commonly called short fruited azalea, or Manbyungcho inKorea, which means the herb effective for all kinds of diseases. Wild stocks are now considered endan-gered in Korea due to climate change making unfavorable conditions. Traditionally, the leaves of R.brachycarpum have been used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, headaches, andrheumatoid arthritis. Further studies into the exact composition of the leaves revealed the main chemi-cal group to be flavonoids and in particular, quercetin, avivularin, quercitrin, and hyperin. This chemicalcomposition indicates why it may have potent anti-inflammatory properties.