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||Nelumbo nucifera|
|INCI name||Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||연꽃뿌리추출물|
|Used part||Root /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / moisturizing /|
|Known active compounds||amino acids, dietary fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins, flavonoids|
Nelumbo nucifera, simply called lotus, is an aquatic perennial plant in the family Nelumbonaceae. This plant is a symbol of purity and resurrection as the plant rises from the muddy water to blossom pure flowers. Its root, seed, leaf, and flower are all consumed as food or tea in East Asia. Especially popular part is the lotus root which is eaten as a steamed or fried vegetable. The root is also freeze-dried or hot-air dried into chips and a tea made from the root is still widely drunk. It is rich in flavonoids, fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Traditionally, lotus root was thought to treat chronic health conditions if it was taken internally for long periods of time. Lotus leaf can be also used to treat skin diseases including redness, swelling, and also to alleviate arthritic pain. There have been some studies that have shown anti-diabetes, anti-hypertension, and anti-hyperlipidemia actions.
Many scientific studies demonstrated numerous biological activities of lotus root including anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and anti-obesity activities.