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||Bamboo tree|
|Scientific name||Bambusa vulgaris|
|INCI name||Bambusa Vulgaris Shoot Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||밤부사 불가리스싹추출물|
|Used part||Stem /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / skin brightening / wound healing /|
|Known active compounds||vitamins, beta-carotene, catechin, chlorogenic acid|
Bambusa vulgaris, or bamboo, is an open-clump type tree, native to Indochina and Southern China. Now it is naturalized in many tropical and subtropical regions. It grows in loose clumps of straight stems with dark green leaves. Its lemon-yellow shoots are a popular food in Asia. It is eaten as a vegetable as well as being made into breads, pasta, and added to cheese and yogurt.
Bamboo has been used as a traditional medicine to manage bowel problems, and as a wound healer. The high levels of potassium found in bamboo shoots is thought to help reduce hypertension and bamboo shoots may also help lower cholesterol and prevent arteriosclerosis. Phytochemical analysis on other bamboo varieties have showed known flavonoids and good anti-oxidant activity. Furthermore, the extract inhibited tyrosinase, a key enzyme of melanin synthesis, suggesting skin brightening effect. Additionally, a recent study demonstrated wound healing activity by B. vulgaris.