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||Jerusalem artichoke, Sunchoke, Sunroot|
|Scientific name||Helianthus tuberosus|
|INCI name||Helianthus Tuberosus Root Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||돼지감자뿌리추출물|
|Used part||Tuber /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||inulin, dietary minerals|
Helianthus tuberosus is a herbaceous plant which belongs to the sunflower family. It has bright yellow flowers which look like sunflowers and fleshy tubers which resemble potatoes. It is commonly called Jerusalem artichoke, sunroot, sunchoke or earth apple. Native to North America, it has long been used as a food source by Native Americans. The tubers are rich in proteins and carbohydrates, especially a polymer of monosaccharide fructose called inulin. Inulin from Jerusalem artichoke is used in the food industry as dietary fiber with probiotic properties, a fat replacer and probiotic food carrier.
In the United States, Jerusalem artichoke has been used as a folk remedy for diabetes, and, it has been reported scientifically that Jerusalem artichoke may improve insulin sensitivity and decrease fasting serum glucose levels in healthy humans. Jerusalem artichokes have been reported to lower blood pressure and decrease blood cholesterol level. It is also reported that anti-oxidant activity of Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.) tubers was affected by the changes in extractability by various high hydrostatic pressure treatments.