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||Pere David’s cherry, Chinese wild peach|
|Scientific name||Prunus davidiana|
|INCI name||Prunus Davidiana Extract (registration in progress)|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||산복사나무추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / skin brightening /|
|Known active compounds||ursolic acid, corosolic acid, α-amyrin|
Prunus davidiana is a wild type of peach tree native to China and endemic to Korea. The tree is oftenfound in mountainous areas of Korea. The pink flowers bloom in the spring and people in Korea usethe flowers to make a rice pancake with flower petals known as “hwajeon” in Korean. In Korea, thefruits, leaves, and seeds of P. davidiana have been widely used as traditional medicine. The fruits ripenin late summer but are not eaten raw while they have been traditionally used as a medicine to treatmany diseases. The fruits are made into a fermented drink and pickles. The seeds are not only eatenas a nut but also used as a folk remedy to treat freckles, chronic rhinitis, cough, asthma, dysmenor-rhea, arthritis, and diarrhea.
A phytochemical investigation on P. davidiana led to isolation and identification of ursolic acid, corosolicacid, and α-amyrin which is known for anti-inflammatory effect. In a study for anti-oxidant and skinbrightening effects of the fruit, it showed DPPH radical scavenging activity and inhibitory activity ontyrosinase expression. Moreover, it also showed nitrite scavenging activity from the extracts of ethylacetate and n-butanol fractionations.