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and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Cutleaf evening primrose|
|Scientific name||Oenothera laciniata|
|INCI name||Oenothera Laciniata Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||애기달맞이꽃추출물|
|Used part||Whole plant /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / anti-microbial /|
|Known active compounds||oenotheins, cornusiin B, telimagrandin I|
Oenothera laciniata is a flowering plant commonly known as “cutleaf evening primrose”. Its small yellowflowers open in the late afternoon and close in the morning. Although it is native to North America, it iseasily found in many other areas, including Korea and Japan. In Korea, it is mostly found at seashoresof Jeju Island, called ‘baby evening primrose’ due to its small flower size. There are four knownOenothera genera growing in Korea, including O. laciniata, which has been used as a folk remedy totreat skin inflammation with infused water.
Researchers in Jeju Island used scientific approaches to demonstrate the biological activities of O.laciniata. The extracts showed anti-inflammatory activity by inhibiting NO production, as well as iNOSexpression in RAW264.7 macrophages. It was also reported to have anti-oxidant activities with radicalscavenging capabilities. Among phytochemicals, several tannin dimers including oenotheins areisolated from O. laciniata extract.