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||Horsetail, Field horsetail|
|Scientific name||Equisetum arvense|
|INCI name||Equisetum Arvense Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||쇠뜨기 추출물|
|Used part||Whole plant /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / astringent /|
|Known active compounds||silicic acid, potassium, equisetonin, flavonoids, saponins|
Equisetum arvense is a perennial plant, grown throughout temperate regions of the NorthernHemisphere. The stems are cylindrical and hollow. The young shoots are eaten as a vegetable in Koreain spring time. Horsetail is rich in silica and minerals, such as potassium and calcium, and containsseveral alkaloids and flavonoids. E. arvense is very astringent, good for staunching wounds andbleeding, and it helps to repair damaged connective tissue. In Korean folk medicine, it has been usedas a hemostatic, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory agent. The plant was also used for irritable skinconditions such as eczema. The anti-oxidant activities of horsetail have recently been reported. Thesilicic acid in horsetail is known to be effective for skin tightening.