Plant and Herbs

Platycodon Grandiflorum Root Extract for skin and body

Platycodon Grandiflorum Root Extract has been used in Korea for many years and can be used to treat bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, diabetes, and inflammatory diseases.

In Chinese medicine, PG has been used to treat coughs, colds, sore throats, tonsillitis, and chest congestion.

Benefits of using Platycodon Grandiflorum Root Extract:

  • Antioxidant: platycodon grandiflorum root extract contained many saponins, flavnoids, and other components that reduced oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can result in cancer, diabetes mellitus, steatohepatitis, atherosclerosis, neurological degeneration, and inflammatory diseases.
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic activity : it also has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties that can soothe and calm atopic dermatitis.
  • Anti-proliferative: It can suppress cell growth.
  • Anti-obesity and hypolipidemic : It also has the potential to reduce blood cholesterol and in turn reduce obesity, but the evidence is lacking.
  • Antimicrobial activity: there are studies showing that the platycodon grandiflorum root extract is anti-microbial and may help in the preventation or treatment of hepatitis C.
  • Neuroprotective: It can also be used to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, but the evidence is lacking.

Who all can use it?

Platycodon Grandiflorum Root Extract is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and skin of colour.

Which brands use this ingredient?

  • Sulwhasoo
  • The History of Whoo