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||Korean epimedium|
|Scientific name||Epimedium koreanum|
|INCI name||Epimedium Koreanum Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||음양곽추출물|
|Used part||Whole plant /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||icariin, luteolin, epimedins, hyperin|
Epimedium koreanum is one of the species used in Traditional Korean Medicine to treat “coldness” andto improve female health. More than 260 compounds have been isolated from E. koreanum, and themost prominent components are the prenylated flavonol glycosides. Among them, icariin, epimedin A,B, and C, and hyperin are the main components. Luteolin isolated from E. koreanum showed strongerradical scavenging ability than that of vitamin C in a dose-dependent manner. Another active compoundextracted from E. koreanum, ikarisoside A, also indicated strong anti-oxidant properties according torecent scientific study. In the same study, it was reported that ikarisoside A significantly suppresses theLPS-induced expression of iNOS and the production of NO, as well as the transcription of pro-inflammatorycytokines. These results suggest E. koreanum may be a potential anti-inflammatory agent.