Houttuynia Cordata Extract

An extract from a herbaceous plant fish leaf. It contains various antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. It shows interesting antimicrobial potential due to its unique phytochemical composition.
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Houttuynia Cordata Extract


Houttuynia cordata extract is an extract from a Southeast Asian plant called fish mint or fish leaf. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in skincare products, as well as an interesting antimicrobial potential that is still under research.

Houttuynia cordata is commonly eaten as a leafy green vegetable in China, India, and Vietnam. The taste is fresh, spicy, and a little fishy. The entire plant is often used in Southeast Asian traditional medicine for a variety of ailments, including skin inflammations.

The plant is the object of intense research due to its unique phytochemical composition which includes various alkaloids, amides, phenolics, and volatile compounds. The extract showed very interesting results in the first screening of various plants against viral infections, including SARS and Dengue fever.

We cannot say anything for certain until the clinical studies are finished and published, however, but it is definitely a promising phytotherapeutic plant.


Shingnaisui, K., Dey, T., Manna, P., & Kalita, J. (2018). Therapeutic potentials of Houttuynia cordata Thunb. against inflammation and oxidative stress: A review. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 220, 35–43.
Hemalatha, S., Kumar, M., & Prasad, S. (2014). A current update on the phytopharmacological aspects of Houttuynia cordata Thunb. Pharmacognosy Reviews, 8(15), 22.