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|Common name||Trifoliate orange, Bitter orange, Hardy orange|
|Scientific name||Poncirus trifoliata|
|INCI name||Poncirus Trifoliata Fruit Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||지실추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-aging / anti-inflammatory / anti-allergic / anti-oxidant / skin brightening /|
|Known active compounds||poncirin, naringin, hesperidin, limonene, camphene|
Poncirus trifoliata, commonly called as trifoliate orange, is a synonym of Citrus trifoliata. It is a shrub ora small tree, and it bears edible, wrinkled, yellow fruits with bitter and acrid flavor but with wonderfularoma. The fruits are widely used in Traditional Oriental Medicine as a remedy for allergic inflammation.Immature fruit of P. trifolia, Ponciri Fructus, is used as a diuretic, expectorant, and sedative in TraditionalKorean Medicine. It is used to treat for dyspepsia, gastralgia, and jaundice as well.
A research article demonstrated that Ponciri Fructus ethanol extract considerably decreased themelanin contents in B16F10 cells and inhibited melanogenesis by the suppression of tyrosinase activityand TRP-1. Compounds such as poncirin, naringin, bis(2-methylheptyl)phthalate, and avenalumic acidmethyl ester isolated from Ponciri Fructus are reported to have melanogenesis inhibiting activity.Among these, bis(2-methylheptyl)phthalate displayed the most inhibition activity on melanogenesis incultured B16 mouse melanoma cells. P. trifoliata fruit extract, in addition, showed anti-inflammatoryactivity by decreasing pro-inflammatory cytokine expression and inhibiting NF-κB activation in mastcells.