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||Gynostemma pentaphyllum|
|INCI name||Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Leaf/Stem Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||돌외잎추출물|
|Used part||Whole plant /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / anti-psoriasis /|
|Known active compounds||gypenosides|
Gynostemma pentaphyllum is a perennial climbing vine with serrated leaves which commonly grow ingroups of five. It is widely distributed in southern China, Japan, India, and South Korea. The leaves areedible and used as tea. It is a popular traditional herbal medicine in Asian countries and is well-knownfor its actions in promoting health and beauty. Flavonoids and gypenosides, the triterpenoid saponinsof G. pentaphyllum, are considered to be the primary phytochemicals contributing to the health proper-ties. Phytochemical studies of this plant have identified a number of dammarane-type of gypenosides,which are structurally related to the ginsenosides, the saponins present in ginseng. Many experimentalresults showed G. pentaphyllum exerts activities including inhibition of inflammation, prevention ofcardiovascular disease due to anti-oxidant activity, and lipid-lowering properties. It is also reported thatG. pentaphyllum is effective in the treatment of psoriasis.