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.
|Scientific name||Hordeum vulgare|
|INCI name||Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||보리씨추출물|
|Used part||Seeds /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / skin brightening /|
|Known active compounds||benzenepropanoic acid|
Hordeum vulgare, also known as barley, has a long history. Its origin is uncertain but it is certain thatbarley is one of the earliest cultivated grains in human history. Still, it remains a main crop widely usedin baking, brewing, and cooking. Tea made of roasted barley has been enjoyed in Korea, China, andJapan. Especially in Korea, it is one of the most popular teas, as it is often served instead of water,regardless the season because it is regarded as a healthy water with a rich and savory taste. Also, it iseasily found as bottled beverages and tea bags as commercial products. Barley tea is sometimesprepared with other roasted grains such as corn or rice for enhanced flavor and healthier effects.According to old medical literatures, barley helps digestion and quenches thirst. In addition, it is usedto heal oedema and burns.
Abundant phenolic compounds existing in barley are responsible for anti-oxidant effects. Many formsof barley such as unhulled barley, milled barley, and its by-product extracts inhibits oxidative activitiesand tyrosinase release. Several fractions from methanol extract of aerial parts of barley have abilities tosuppress inflammation responses in macrophage cells.