The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Heart-leaved houttuynia, Fishwort|
|Scientific name||Houttuynia cordata|
|INCI name||Houttuynia Cordata Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||어성초추출물|
|Used part||Whole plant /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / anti-inflammatory / detoxification / wound healing /|
|Known active compounds||hyperin, quercitrin, quercetin|
Houttuynia cordata is a herbaceous perennial plant with broad heart-shaped leaves. It is also knownas chameleon plant, heartleaf, fishwort, and bishop’s weed. The plant is cultivated as a vegetable andas a medicinal herb. The tender shoots and leaves are eaten raw or cooked. In Nepal, the plant isapplied to the skin to treat wounds and skin diseases. The aerial parts are also used medicinally inKorea and China. In Traditional Oriental Medicine, H. cordata is used to treat respiratory tractinfections, inflammation of the urinary tract, abcesses, and sores. In Asian folk medicine, a tea madefrom the dried leaves of H. cordata is drunk for the treatment of diuresis and detoxification. Scientificresearch supports its traditional medicinal uses by showing its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatoryactivities.