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||Oak mushroom, Shiitake, Black forest mushroom|
|Scientific name||Lentinus edodes|
|INCI name||Lentinus Edodes Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||표고버섯추출물|
|Used part||Fruiting body / Mycelium /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / anti-bacterial / anti-inflammatory /|
|Known active compounds||lentinan, phenolic acids|
Oak mushroom or shiitake is the second most widely grown and consumed mushroom globally,second only to the button mushroom. Although called the oak mushroom in English, it is more widelyknown by its Japanese name, shiitake, which is derived from the tree it is associated with, the Shii tree(Castanopsis cuspidate) and the Japanese word for mushroom– take. As a food and medicine, Lentinusedodes has been renowned in Japan, China, and Korea for thousands of years. It is currently beingstudied in respect to AIDS, fungal infections, seasonal flu, bronchial inflammation, and cardiac disease.Lentinan, which is present in the fruiting body and the mycelium, acts as a potent defense againstbacterial and viral infection. In addition to the anti-bacterial activity, L. edodes also has potentialanti-oxidant properties as methanol and water extracts of phenolic compounds have indicated highanti-oxidant activity.