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||Taraxacum platycarpum|
|INCI name||Taraxacum Platycarpum Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||포공영추출물|
|Used part||Whole plant /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-aging / anti-allergic / anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||triterpenes, desacetylmatricarin, uvaol|
Taraxacum platycarpum is a member of the phytochemically active Asteraceae family and is mostcommon in Asia. Throughout the world, the genus Taraxacum has traditionally been used in medicinetreating ailments including liver disease, hypertension, and sluggish digestion. Indeed, the medicalprowess of the genus was understood by the Greeks who named the genus Taraxacum after thewords ‘taraxis’ meaning inflammation and ‘akeomai’ meaning curative. Traditional Chinese Medicineused T. platycarpum to treat hepatitis and to enhance the immune response to bronchitis and pneumo-nia. Recent study has been carried out with the root of T. platycarpum, as triterpenes present havebeen shown to increase the rate of skin fibroblast proliferation indicating their potential use in anti-agingproducts. In addition, the guaianolide sesquiterpene, desacetylmatricarin, has been identified as theactive principle responsible for anti-allergic properties.