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||Oriental arborvitae, Tree of life|
|Scientific name||Thuja orientalis|
|INCI name||Thuja Orientalis Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||측백나무추출물|
|Used part||Leaf /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-aging / anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||rutin, quercitrin, quercetin, amentoflavone|
Thuja orientalis is a synonym of the accepted name Pladycladus orientalis. A member of the familyCupressaceae, this evergreen shrub or small tree is native to Korea and northwest China. T. orientalisis held in high regard in Traditional Chinese Medicine as it is associated with vitality and long life. It isused to treat respiratory conditions, bronchitis, and asthma, and to strengthen capillary walls. It is alsoused as an astringent, refrigerant, bitter, and stomachic. The primary bioactive fraction are theflavonoids. The presence of rutin supports the traditional use of the treatment of varicose veins. Thepresence of amentoflavone indicates it may block the expression of MMP-1 which degrades collagen.Blocking this expression could help improve the structural integrity of the skin. Methylene chloridefractions inhibit NF-κB and protein kinase signaling resulting in a reduction in inflammation. In addition,even when compared to the recognized anti-oxidant α-tocopherol, T. orientalis showed strong anti-oxidantactivity.