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||No common names identified|
|Scientific name||Cimicifuga heracleifolia|
|INCI name||Actaea Heracleifolia Root Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||승마추출물|
|Used part||Root /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / skin brightening / moisturizing /|
|Known active compounds||cimicifugic acids, triterpenoids, phenolic derivatives|
Cimicifuga is a genus belonging to the family Ranunculaceae, native to temperate regions of theNorthern Hemisphere, including Korea, China, and Russia. Cimicifugae rhizoma from several species,including Cimicifuga heracleifolia, also known as Actaea heracleifolia, has long been used in TraditionalOriental Medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The main constituents of the rhizome are highlyoxidized cycloartane-type triterpenoids and phenolic derivatives. The biological activities attributable tothese compounds include the relief of hot flashes and action against osteoporosis, human immunodefi-ciency virus, inflammation, diabetes, and malaria. According to the recent scientific study, C. heracleifoliahas potential as a cosmetic component to improve hyperpigmentation. Moreover, it has been reportedthat compounds isolated from the rhizome of C. heracleifolia inhibit hyaluronidase activity, to a greaterdegree than that of rosmarinic acid.