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||Memil, Buckwheat|
|Scientific name||Polygonum fagopyrum|
|INCI name||Polygonum Fagopyrum (Buckwheat) Seed Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||메밀씨추출물|
|Used part||Seeds /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / skin brightening /|
|Known active compounds||rutin, epicatechin|
Polygonum fagopyrum or Fagopyrum esculetum, is commonly known as buckwheat. It is a plantcultivated for its seeds, which are then used to make flour. It is considered as nutritious grains containingplenty of amino acids, which is a property distinguished from many other grains. In Korea, buckwheatseeds are mainly used for food, buckwheat seed tea is also commonly enjoyed and many commercialtea bags are available. To make a buckwheat tea, the dried or roasted seeds are simply infused in hotwater. Roasted buckwheat has a deeper taste than non-roasted when it is infused. The tea is known forweight loss and for the treatment of diabetes and high blood pressure. It can be also used to treat skinerythema and furuncles.
Among buckwheat’s many benefits, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activities are studied the most.Hot water extract of F. tataricum, which is one of genus of Fagopyrum grown in high altitude, showedstrong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities. Skin brightening effects of F. esculetum was alsoreported.