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||Kaffir lime, Leech lime, Thai lime|
|Scientific name||Citrus hystrix|
|INCI name||Citrus Hystrix Leaf Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||카피르라임잎추출물|
|Used part||Leaf /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||rutin, hesperetin, cyanidin, myricetin|
Kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix) is a citrus fruit native to tropical regions in Asia including India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The fruit is green, ripens to yellow, and it is distinguished by its bumpy exterior and small size. The leaves are widely used in Southeast Asian cuisines; the popular Thai spicy soup ‘tomyum’ uses the leaves. The peel is used in Thai curry paste to add an aromatic flavor. Its strong flavor is due to alkaloids, citronellol, limonene, nerol, and other organic compounds. As a traditional medicine, the fruits and leaves are used to treat headache, fever, sore throat, and indigestion.
A study on kaffir lime demonstrated its anti-oxidant capacity with various experiments including FRAP assay, DPPH assay, and ORAC assay, and determined its total phenolic content and flavonoid content. The major flavonoids were hesperetin, peonidin, myricetin, cyanidine, and isorhamnetin. In another study, a methanol extract of kaffir lime showed anti-oxidant activities by scavenging free radicals as well as pro-oxidant effect by preventing DNA damage.