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||No common names identified|
|Scientific name||Acanthopanax koreanum|
|INCI name||Acanthopanax Koreanum Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||섬오갈피나무추출물|
|Used part||Stem bark /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / skin brightening /|
|Known active compounds||acanthoic acid, triterpenoids, polysaccharides|
Acanthopanax koreanum is a deciduous shrub of the Araliaceae family and an endemic species inKorea. Among 15 species of the genus Acanthopanax grow wild in Korean peninsula, A. koreanum isa native plant that grows in Jeju Island in the south of Korea. This is a special plant of Jeju, and in Koreait is called Tamra ogapi, which means ‘Acanthopanax of Jeju’, using Jeju Island’s ancient name, Tamra.The leaves can be used as a tea and the fruits are consumed as alcoholic liquors due to the specialfunctionality and flavor of A. koreanum.
For a long time, the roots and stems have been traditionally used in Korea as a herbal medicine toincrease strength and energy, and to treat rheumatism, diabetes, and hepatitis. The roots and stemscontain acanthoic acid, which is a diterpenoid compound found specifically in A. koreanum. Recentstudies demonstrated activities such as melanogenesis inhibition and anti-inflammation.