Genipin is extracted from the fruit of gardenia jasminoides, which is an evergreen flowering plant of the coffee family Rubiaceae. Main active ingredient is geniposide. Genipin is produced from geniposide through hydrolysis reaction and concentration process. Widely used in tattoo.
Genipin is the active compound found in the fruit of Gardenia jasminoides Ellis extract used as a Chinese traditional medicine to relieve the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
Genipin is an excellent natural cross-linker for proteins, collagen, gelatin, and chitosan cross-linking. It has a low acute toxicity; much less toxic than glutaraldehyde and many other commonly used synthetic cross-linking reagents. It is also used for pharmaceutical purposes, such as choleretic action for liver diseases control.