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It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Platycodon, Chinese bellflower|
|Scientific name||Platycodon grandiflorus|
|INCI name||Platycodon Grandiflorum Root Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||길경추출물|
|Used part||Root /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||platycodic acid, platygalacic acid, platycodin D|
Platycodon grandiflorus is a perennial flowering plant, known as platycodon or Chinese bellflower. It isnative to East Asian countries including: Korea, China, and Japan. The rhizomes of platycodon aremostly used as an ethno-medical treatment for coughs, colds, and asthma. They also look a lot likeginseng root. In Korea, it is also popularly consumed as a food and tea. As platycodon root is similarto ginseng root, its taste and chemical composition also resemble that of ginseng. The tea is generallymade by decoction, with dried platycodon and licorice to reduce its bitter taste. Recently, because offine particulate matter in Korea, it is popularly made and consumed to protect the throat, lungs, and torelieve coughs.
Biological activities of platycodon have been well studied and its anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, andanti-oxidant properties have been confirmed. Chemically, P. grandiflorus contains mostly triterpenoidsand flavonoids. Among biological activity reports, PGE2 production was suppressed by platycodin D,isolated from P. grandiflorus, and it showed effective anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities.