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 fir|
|Scientific name||Abies koreana|
|INCI name||Abies Koreana Leaf Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||구상나무잎추출물|
|Used part||Leaf /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-bacterial / anti-acne / anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||polyphenol, flavonoids, terpenoids, lignans|
Abies koreana, commonly called as Korean fir, is a shrub or broadly pyramidal evergreen tree endemicto the high mountains, especially Mt. Halla in Jeju Island of South Korea. It is a small to medium-sizedtree with blue-black cones and needle-like leaves. Korean fir is a popular ornamental plant in gardensas it produces cones at a young age while most firs do not produce cones until they are much older.Abies species have been used to treat colds, stomachache, indigestion, and vascular and pulmonarydiseases in folk medicine, and they are reported to have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory,anti-ulcer, and memory-enhancing effects.
The main compounds of the essential oil of A. koreana are borneol, α-pinene, β-pinene, terpinene-4-ol,bornyl acetate, and α-terpineol. Some studies have demonstrated A. koreana essential oil exhibitsexcellent anti-bacterial activity against drug-susceptible and drug-resistant P. acnes and S. epidermidis,which are acne-causing bacteria. In addition, the essential oil of A. koreana reduced the LPS-inducedsecretion of TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6, NO, and PGE2 in RAW264.7 cells, indicating that it has anti-inflammatoryeffects.