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|Common name||Round leaf holly, Kurogane holly|
|Seientific name||Ilex rotunda|
|INCI name||Ilex Rotunda Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||먼나무추출물|
|Used part||Bark /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||pedunculoside, syringin, rotundic acid, rotungenic acid, rotundinosides|
Ilex, or holly, is a genus containing 400-600 species of evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs, andclimbers widely growing throughout the temperate and subtropical regions of the world. Ilex rotunda,commonly known as “Round leaf holly” or “Kurogane holly”, grows in Korea, China, and Japan. InKorea, it is only found in warm regions such as the South coast and Jeju Island. In Jeju Island, I. rotundatrees are planted as roadside trees so people can enjoy its red berries with green leaves during thewinter. Traditionally, the tree bark has been consumed as herbal tea and as a remedy for the treatmentof fever, swelling throat, eczema, and furuncle.
I. rotunda extract was reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities. Phytochemicalstudies have isolated a number of bioactive compounds including triterpenes, triterpene saponins,hemiterpene glycosides, and phenolic compounds. Rotundarpenosides isolated from
I. rotunda showed anti-oxidant activity by scavenging free radicals. It was also reported that Rotundar-pene may be effective against microbial component-mediated inflammatory skin diseases.