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||Korean mulberry, Chinese mulberry|
|Scientific name||Morus bombycis|
|INCI name||Morus Bombycis Leaf Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||산뽕나무잎추출물|
|Used part||Leaf /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-allergic / anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / skin brightening /|
|Known active compounds||albafuran A, mulberrofurans, kuwanons, chalcone|
Morus bombycis (a synonym of Morus australis), is also known as Korean mulberry. It is a similar plantof Morus alba (White mulberry). Korean mulberry and white mulberry are virtually interchangeable forthe treatment of diabetes or headache. However, M. bombycis has botanical differences compared toM. alba. Korean mulberry grows wild in mountainous areas and bears smaller berries than whitemulberry but it is esteemed to have better efficacies. According to Chinese records, the leaves havesweet and bitter tastes with cold nature known as Yin. To make a tea, young leaves are first blanchedin boiling water, then cut into small pieces, dried in the shade, then roasted.
M. bombycis extract was reported to possess an anti-allergic property. It suppresses degranulation andproduction of cytokines in vitro. Along with the screening test, anti-allergic action was shown in vivo.The root extract of M. australis worked as a tyrosinase inhibitor. Among the 22 compounds isolatedfrom this extract, four compounds including kuwanon O were revealed to have stronger tyrosinaseinhibition property than kojic acid.