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||Papaya, Papaw, Pawpaw|
|Scientific name||Carica papaya|
|INCI name||Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||파파야열매추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / anti-inflammatory / wound healing /|
|Known active compounds||carotenoids, ferulic acid, p-coumaric acid, caffeic acid|
Papaya (Carica papaya) is a tropical fruit native to Mexico and South America and now cultivated throughout tropical and subtropical regions. The fruit is actually a large berry about 15-45 cm long and 10-30 cm in diameter with amber to orange-colored skin when it is ripe. The ripe fruit can be eaten raw, and green unripe fruit is used in Southeast Asian cooking for curries, salads, and stews. The iconic Thai salad ‘somtam’ is sliced raw green papaya with the flavors of roasted peanuts, lime juice, hot chili, fish sauce, dried shrimps, and palm sugar. Papaya enzymes are used as a dietary supplement to support absorption and bowel health and the fruit has been used in skin care. Papaya fruit is an excellent source of pro-vitamin A and ascorbic acid. It contains abundant carotenoids such as β-cryptoxanthin and β-carotene.
Research has demonstrated beneficial effects in wound healing, cancer, hyperlipidemia, and hypoglycemia. It is also reported to have significant anti-oxidant, immune-modulating and anti-inflammatory activities. Many in vivo studies were performed to demonstrate the efficacy of papaya. A study showed that topical application of the aqueous extracts of unripe fruit exhibited faster wound healing than ripe fruit.