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||Chinese plum, Japanese apricot, Maesil, Ume|
|Scientific name||Prunus mume|
|INCI name||Prunus Mume Fruit Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||매실추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-microbial / anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||prunasin, isoquercitrin, rutin, epicatechin|
Prunus mume is an attractive pink or white flowering tree commonly called Chinese plum or Japaneseapricot. It is called ‘maesil’ in Korean and ‘ume’ in Japanese. In traditional medicine, most parts of P.mume are used, the fruit is used to cure fevers, while the flower is used to treat eye pain and skinconditions. Its green fruits are fermented in sugar for several months, then when it turns into a syrup,also known as ‘maesil-chung’ in Korea, it is used for tea and cold beverages by mixing it with water. InKorea, it is considered as a natural digestive, so its popular as a tea or drink after meal. It is also a gooddrink for anti-fatigue.
Scientific studies demonstrated anti-microbial and anti-oxidant efficacies of P. mume extract.Phytochemical studies isolated various flavonoids including prunasin, isoquercitrin, rutin, epicatechin. P.mume syrup, ‘maesil-chung’ was also reported to have anti-microbial activities supporting its traditionaluse as anti-bacterial agent.