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||Billberry, European blueberry|
|Scientific name||Vaccinium myrtillus|
|INCI name||Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||빌베리잎추출물|
|Used part||Leaf /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / anti-photoaging /|
|Known active compounds||chlorogenic acid, quercetin-3-O-glucuronide|
Vaccinium myrtillus is a shrub species, with edible fruits blue in color, commonly called bilberry, whortle-berry, or European blueberry. It is considered as one of the most important wild berries in northernEurope and the infusions or the decoctions of its leaves have been traditionally used in European folkmedicine, while the berries have been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Bilberry leaveswere used for diuretic, astringent, and antiseptic properties of the urinary tract.
Its leaf extracts are also known for anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory activities. Thesebenefits might have been attributed to the high content of phenolic compounds in bilberry leaves. Themain bioactive compounds of bilberry leaves are hydroxycinnamic acids, especially chlorogenic acid. Itwas reported that the concentration of hydroxycinnamic acids was higher in its leaves than in thebilberry fruits. Flavonoids are also a significant group of phenolics found in bilberry leaves. The mostabundant flavonol is quercetin-3-O-glucuronide. The leaves also contain proanthocyanidins, especiallyprocyanidin.