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The Garden of Naturalsolution has specialized in the development and supply of an extensive range of
natural inredients for the cosmetic and food industries since 2004.
|Seientific name||Echinacea angustifolia|
|INCI name||Echinacea Angustifolia Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||에케나세아추출물|
|Used part||Root /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||caftaric acid, chlorogenic acid, cynarin, echinacoside|
Echinacea angustifolia is a flowering plant species endemic to North America. This plant wasrecognized as a medicinal herb by native Americans and became popular during the 18th and 19thcenturies, as it was introduced to Westerners. Its extract is most often used for the prevention andtreatment of upper respiratory tract infections, such as colds and flu, and as an immune stimulant. Itsroots and aerial parts may be consumed raw or in formulations. Echinacea tea can boost the immunesystem, alleviate pain, function as a laxative, and relieve upper respiratory issues. It is also appliedtopically to rinse mouths and to help skin problems like acne, inflammation, boils, and wounds.
According to a 2002 US FDA survey, echinacea was the most used non-vitamin/non-mineral dietarysupplement. Phytochemical constituents include caffeic acid derivatives, alkamides, glycoproteins,and polysaccharides. Generally, the polar and water-soluble polysaccharides have immune-stimulatingproperties, while the lipophilic alkamides have a powerful anti-inflammatory activity.