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and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Tongue fern, Pyrrosia leaves|
|Scientific name||Pyrrosia lingua|
|INCI name||Pyrrosia Lingua Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||석위추출물|
|Used part||Whole plant /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / anti-microbial /|
|Known active compounds||p-coumaric acid, caffeic acid, cholorogenic acid|
Pyrrosia lingua is a crested fern found in the mountainous areas of Jeju Island. It has a unique shapewith wide leaves looking like a tongue, which gave its name Tongue fern in English. Its Korean nameSeok Wi means leathery leaf growing on rocks. Another Korean name is Wawi because it used to growon the roof tiles of Korean traditional houses. It spreads by means of spores as a fern and the brownsori are attached on the entire rear of the leaves. In Korean Traditional Medicine, the leaves and rootshave been used to be diuretic, to strengthen bronchitis, and to manage pain.
Studies on Pyrossia lingua are limited as of now but several research studies reported anti-oxidantactivities. In one study, methanol extract of P. lingua exhibited free radical scavenging activities whentested with DPPH, superoxide anion, nitric oxide, and ABTC assays. Some phenolic compounds areidentified from pressurized liquid extract via GC/MS method; protocatechuic acid, p-coumaric acid,caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid were identified.