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||Youngji mushroom, Lingzhi mushroom, Reishi mushroom|
|Scientific name||Ganoderma lucidum|
|INCI name||Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||영지추출물|
|Used part||Fruiting body / Mycelium /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-allergic / anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||coumarin, mannitol, ganoderic acids|
Historically, Ganoderma lucidum could be found growing on plum trees, however, even before its healthbenefits were understood and it was harvested, it was extremely rare, only to be consumed by the royalfamilies in East Asia. Now, although still rare, G. lucidum can be found growing in both tropical andtemperate regions of the world growing on deciduous trees. Fortunately, during the 1970s, Japanesescientists discovered a successful method of cultivation and it is now widely available. Theanti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties may be attributed by ergosterol, a fungal sterol. Inaddition to the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant actions, G. lucidum extracts indicate significantanti-allergic properties, and this may be due to the presence of linoleic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid, andpalmitic acid which are understood to prevent the release of histamine.