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||Japanese white birch, White birch, Asian white birch|
|Scientific name||Betula platyphylla|
|INCI name||Betula Platyphylla Japonica Bark Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||화피추출물|
|Used part||Bark /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-acne / anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / anti-allergic / anti-atopic /|
|Known active compounds||diarylheptanoids, arylbutanoids|
Betula platyphylla var. japonica, commonly known as Japanese white birch, is a synonym of Betulaplatyphylla Sukaczev. This birch tree is distributed in Korea, Japan, China, Sahalin, and Siberia. The twomain products harvested from B. platyphylla except timber are sap and bark. The collected sap can bedrunk as a tonic. In addition, syrups, drinks, and food additives have been already commercialized fromthe birch sap. The bark of B. platyphylla has been used in folk medicine for the treatment of variousinflammation-related diseases including arthritis, nephritis, dermatitis, and bronchitis.
Several terpenoids including botulin and phenolics such as diarylheptanoids and arylbutanoids havebeen reported to be isolated from the bark of B. platyphylla. It is demonstrated that the arylbutanoidsand diarylheptanoids exerted anti-allergic effect by inhibition of antigen-stimulated degranulation.Another study has shown that B. platyphylla inhibited the production of inflammatory cytokines and theactivation of NF-κB and caspase-1 activation in mast cells.