Plant and Herbs

Cornus Officinalis fruit extract for skin, body, and hair

Cornus Officinalis fruit extract is a herb and plant in East Asia and it has the ability to detoxify the liver and kidney. It has been used for treating asthenia diseases, liver, and kidney diseases, and reproductive system diseases for a long time.

It also consists of many components such as morroniside, 1,6-α-glucans, loganin, ursolic acid, oleanolic acid, cornuside, polymeric proanthocyanidins, Isoterchebinc, malic acid, succinic acid, and citric acid.

These components have many benefits, so let’s dive into them:

What are the benefits of using Cornus Officinalis fruit extract?

  • It is an antioxidant: Cornus Officinalis fruit extract contains various amounts of antioxidants that can protect the Keratinocytes from oxidative stress.
  • It is anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory: Cornus Officinalis fruit extract contains components such as oganin, cornuside, and naringenin 7-O-β-D-glucoside which are potentially responsible for the anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory effects of the extract. COFE may also be able to treat atopic dermatitis.
  • May help in the prevention of hair graying: the methanol extract of Cornus Officinalis may help in the prevention of hair graying, but more evidence is needed.

Other benefits of Cornus Officinalis fruit extract:

  • It is neuroprotective: C. officinalis fruit extract can be used as a natural auxiliary phytomedicine to prevent oxidative stress-induced neurodegenerative diseases.
  • It may help with osteoporosis: there are studies showing that C. officinalis fruit extract has the ability to regulate osteoblasts and osteoclasts at the same time.
  • It is anti-diabetic: the main components of C. Officinalis fruit extract that play a role in reducing blood glucose are polyphenols, iridoid glycosides, and saponins. on the other hand, it promotes glucose uptake and utilization by promoting insulin secretion and improving the insulin sensitivity of peripheral tissues, and inhibiting gluconeogenesis. In addition, C. Officinalis fruit extract can also decrease blood lipid levels, and it showed the effects of reducing the levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, and low-density lipoprotein of STZ-induced diabetic rats, and marginally increasing high-density lipoprotein.
  • Other pharmacological effects: include anti-atherosclerosis, anti-platelet, anti-cholinesterase, anti-apoptosis, and vasorelaxant activity, and others are unique, such as the antiplatelet aggregative effect and mucin secretion inhibitory effect.

All of these benefits are not fully proven and they need more evidence.

Who can use Cornus Officinalis fruit extract?

Cornus Officinalis fruit extract should be suitable for all skin types, but make sure to check if you have an allergic reaction to the extract.