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||Shepherd’s purse|
|Scientific name||Capsella bursa-pastoris|
|INCI name||Capsella Bursa-Pastoris Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||냉이추출물|
|Used part||Whole plant /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-microbial /|
|Known active compounds||quercetin, diosmetin, luteolin, hesperidin|
Capsella bursa-pastoris, commonly known as shepherd’s purse, is a wild flowering plant with small triangular flat fruits resembling a purse. Native to Eastern Europe, it grows wild throughout colder climates and is considered a common weed. In East Asian countries, the young plant is eaten, and in Korea, it is made into ‘naenginamul’, a popular springtime vegetable dish. It is commonly eaten as a soup or a salad. The blanched young plant mixed with fermented soybean paste is a typical Korean dish. It is a good source of vitamin A, calcium, and potassium. Shepherd's purse is used in western herbal medicine for menstrual problems, and in Traditional Korean Medicine, to manage edema, hypertension, digestion and liver disorders.
The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of shepherd’s purse have been demonstrated. The sulforaphane-containing solution isolated from shepherd’s purse showed significant anti-inflammatory activity by decreasing NO, inflammatory cytokines, and PGE2 in LPS-stimulated macrophages. It also decreased iNOS and COX-2 levels. It showed anti-bacterial activity by inhibiting vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and Bacillus anthracis.