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||Flat-leaved vanilla, Tahitian vanilla, West Indian vanilla|
|Scientific name||Vanilla planifolia|
|INCI name||Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||바닐라열매추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory /|
|Known active compounds||vanillin, ferulic acid, p-hydroxybenzaldehyde|
Vanilla is one of the most widely used flavors in the world, and most of it is derived from Vanilla planifolia, commonly called flat-leaved vanilla, Tahitian vanilla, or West Indian vanilla. The beans or pods of this orchid plant are harvested when fully mature, indicated by pale yellow discoloration at the distal end of the beans. After harvesting, the vanilla beans are cured in various ways, which give the characteristic flavors. Although vanilla is a prized flavoring agent on its own in foods, beverages, and cosmetics, it also enhances the flavour of other substances, such as chocolate, custard, caramel, and coffee.
Vanillin, a chemical compound extracted from the pods of V. planifolia, has been scientifically studied as the treatment of neuropathic pain, allodynia and edema, with positive effects in the treatment of nerve compression symptoms. Another study showed its potential of curing Alzheimer's disease and other neurological dysfunctions. Similar to this, anti-inflammatory activities in the regeneration of muscle tissue has been known by model animal studies.