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||Asian spicebush, Red fruited spicebush|
|Scientific name||Lindera erythrocarpa|
|INCI name||Lindera Erythrocarpa Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||비목나무추출물|
|Used part||Whole plant /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||Linderone, lucidone, methyllinderone, erythrane, kanakugiol|
Lindera erythrocarpa is a deciduous tree native to East Asia. It is widely distributed among the moun-tainous areas of Korea and also endemic to Halla Mountain in Jeju Island. The greenish yellow flowersbloom in early spring with male and female flowers on separate trees. The shiny red berries grow ononly the female trees. Young leaves can be eaten as a spring vegetable and the branches, leaves, andberries have been used medicinally in Korean folk remedies to alleviate contusions and boils. Thebranches and stem bark have unique medicinal fragrances and the infusion of leaves is used as anherbal tea.
The bioactivities of L. erythrocarpa and its constituents were studied in Asian countries. One of themain constituents found in this plant, lucidone was reported to have various effects including melanininhibition, anti-inflammation, and anti-obesity. This compound was also demonstrated to have skinprotective effects by inhibiting the UVA-induced apoptosis of keratinocytes. Researchers in Jejurecently isolated new diarylpropane from the stem bark of L. erythrocarpa named erythan. It showedstronger nitric oxide scavenging activity than quercetin.