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||Chinese knotweed|
|Seientific name||Polygonum multiflorum|
|INCI name||Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||하수오추출물|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / hair care /|
|Known active compounds||emodin, rhein, stilbene glycosides, catechin|
Polygonum multiflorum is a synonym of the accepted name Fallopia multiflora. P. multiflorum is aperennial flowering vine native to southwestern China, Japan, and Korea. It is commonly called fleece-flower and Chinese knotweed, and also known as Heshouwu in Mandarin and Hasuo in Korean. It hasa legend that describes the herb’s name. A poor old man named He gathered and ate wild P. multiflorumto keep from starving. Eating the root regularly, he regained his health and strength, and even regainedhis black hair. The name Heshouwo means ‘Mr. He’s hair became black’.
It is one of the most popular herbs in oriental folk medicine, used as a health tonic to increase longevityand as a remedy to treat various health conditions. Recent study showed the promoting activity of hairgrowth by inducing the anagen phase in mice. It was reported that P. multiflorum promotes cellularanti-oxidant activity and protects against free radical damage induced by ultraviolet B irradiation of theskin.