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||Torreya, Nutmeg tree|
|Scientific name||Torreya nucifera|
|INCI name||Torreya Nucifera Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||비자나무추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / skin brightening / anti-microbial /|
|Known active compounds||limonene, α-pinene, δ-3-carene|
Torreya nucifera is an evergreen tree native to Jeju Island of Korea and the southern parts of Japan. Atthe east of Jeju Island, there is a forest known as Bijarim where about 2,800 nutmeg trees inhabit. It isthe largest Torreya forest in the world and designated as a natural monument. There is an iconicnutmeg tree named ‘The Millennium Tree’ and ‘The Ancestor tree of nutmeg trees’ as it is apparentlythe oldest tree in Jeju. This tree is more than 800 years old whereas nutmeg trees have a lifespan of500 to 800 years. The woods of T. nucifera are sometimes made into boards and furniture. The seedscalled Bija in Korean have been used in cookery and traditional medicine. The oil from the seeds is usedfor culinary purposes and the seeds are used for medicinal purposes against phlegm, cough, and alsoinsects.
The essential oil of T. nucifera was studied for anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activities against skinpathogens. Also, it was reported on the physiologically beneficial properties from other studies.According to them, it showed anti-oxidant, skin brightening, and anti-inflammatory activities fromwater, hot water, and ethanol extract of T. nucifera.