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||Shrubby sophora, Kushen|
|Seientific name||Sophora flavescens|
|INCI name||Sophora Flavescens Root Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||고삼추출물|
|Used part||Root /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / anti-atopic / hair care /|
|Known active compounds||matrine, oxymatrine, sophoridine|
The dried root of Sophora flavescens is a well-known medicinal herb in East Asia and it has been usedfor the treatment of various diseases including diarrhoea, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, eczema, psoriasis,and cancer. It is widely applied in many herbal remedies due to its diverse therapeutic properties. It isalso called Kosam in Korea meaning ‘bitter ginseng’. S. flavescens contains alkaloids, triterpenoids,and flavonoids, which are known to have various biological activities. Matrine and oxymatrine, the mainalkaloids extracted from S. flavescens, show anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor activities.Experimental results also suggest that S. flavescens promotes hair growth by inhibiting 5-alphareductase activity and may be effective on atopic dermatitis and other inflammatory skin problems.