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||Cho-phi, Korean pepper, Japanese pepper, Pricklyash|
|Scientific name||Zanthoxylum piperitum|
|INCI name||Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||초피나무열매추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-allergic / anti-oxidant / anti-inflammatory / skin brightening /|
|Known active compounds||oleic acid, campersterol, stigmasterol, β-sitosterol, α-tocopherol acetate|
Zanthoxylum piperitum is an aromatic plant known as Chopinamu in Korean and Jepinang in Jejudialect. With an unique aroma and spicy flavor, the fruits and leaves are used as a flavoring agent insouthern parts of Korea but it is most frequently used in Jeju Island. The fruits and leaves are used inmaking pickled dishes and soups. However, it is most popularly used in cold raw fish soup to removeunpleasant fishy odor. Medicinally, it is used to detoxify, relieve pain, and strengthen the stomach. Forexternal application, powdered stem is mixed with egg white and flour to make it creamy. This creamis used to treat bruise, boil, muscular pain, and back pain.
A 24 kDa glycoprotein isolated from Z. piperitum was revealed to show inhibitory activities on inflamma-tory and allergic reactions in several studies. As it is used in many Asian countries, Z. piperitum hasbeen investigated for various benefits such as; anti-oxidant, anti-allergic skin brightening, anti-microbial,and anti-obesity, all of which also support its applications in cosmetics.