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 pasque flower|
|Seientific name||Pulsatilla koreana|
|INCI name||Pulsatilla Koreana Root Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||백두웅추출물|
|Used part||Root /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-acne / anti-dandruff /|
|Known active compounds||triterpenoid saponins, anemonin, ranunculin|
Pulsatilla koreana is a species of the genus Pulsatilla, called Korean pasque flower. It is a hairy, tufted,perennial herb native to Korea with bell-shaped purple flower blooming in spring. The rhizomes of P. koreanawere used as medicinal herbs in Traditional Korean Medicine for amoebic dysentery, malaria, epistaxis, andhemorrhoids.
Phytochemical studies on P. koreana root have demonstrated the presence of protoanemonin, anemonin,ranunculin, and saponins, mainly the oleanane and lupane-type triterpenoid saponins. The root extract of P.koreana has been reported to possess anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial activities. Recently,some Korean researchers demonstrated that the extracts of P. koreana showed anti-microbial activitiesagainst Propionibacterium acnes and Pityrosporum ovale, which were the major cause of acnes anddandruff, respectively. Besides, a research on a wide range of gram negative and gram positive bacteriashowed that the extract of P. koreana had a strong anti-microbial activity.