Plant and Herbs

Prunus Mume Fruit Extract for Skin and Body

Prunus Mume fruit extract has been used for a very long time in Eastern Asia. The plant originates from the south of mainland China and was introduced later in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. The extracts of the fruits have been used in traditional Chinese, Japanese medicine, and various Korean medical preparations, for more than 2000 years.

  • Anti-cancer property: prunus mume fruit extract can treat cancer, notably gastrointestinal tumors but the evidence is limited.
  • Skin-whitening effects: studies show that the fruit extracts of P. mume exert a skin-whitening effect by inhibiting melanin production, through the regulation of melanogenesis-associated protein expression in melanocytes, but the evidence is limited.
  • Antioxidant: it also contains high levels of polyphenols and flavonoids that prevent oxidative stress.
  • Anti-diabetic: the fruit extracts of P. mume also exert some antidiabetic effects because of high concentrations of polyphenols and flavonoids.
  • Anti-gout activity: prunus mume fruit extract has the potential of being an anti-gout for clinical application.
  • Anti-microbial: It also has the ability to treat dental diseases associated with oral pathogenic bacteria.

Other great benefits of Prunus Mume fruit extract:

  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Anti-osteoporosis activity.
  • Hepaprotective.

Who can use it?

Prunus Mume fruit extract is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and skin of colour, but you should make sure you are not allergic to the plant extract.

Which products contain Prunus Mume fruit extract?

Sulwhasoo is one brand that uses Prunus Mume fruit extract and they focus more on Korean medicine and complex preparation methods.