Compound Houttuynia cordata extract
fights bacteria and acnes
100 capsules 200 mg
In traditional Thai medical methods, the Houttuynia cordata leaves are used to cure skin diseases, hemorrhoids, and various kinds of herpes and more.
Six Verified Health Benefits of Houttuynia cordata:
Fights allergies and asthma:
In a recent article, researchers have shown that Houttuynia cordata is an excellent aid in the fight against allergies and asthma.¹ Both disorders are the result of the excessive release of histamines. Histamine is used as a local immune response to toxin exposure. When you are allergic to a substance, the substances causes your body to overreact by producing an excessive amount of histamines.
These histamines cause what are called anaphylactic reactions, which lead to allergic responses in the body, asthma in the lungs and at the worst, anaphylactic shock. The article demonstrates that Houttuynia cordata has excellent inhibitory effects on histamine release. In other words, it's a histamine blocker and can aid in inhibiting anaphylactic effects.
Removes free radicals (toxins):
A free radical is any chemical compound with free electrons. They are thus able to combine with and/or destroy other molecules. Many free radicals in our bodies are essential and for our bodies to perform their regular biological functions. However, often free radicals are produced by the effects of modern industrial society - processed food, burned food, pollution, chemically treated water, and so on. Free radicals are thought to artificially age the body and cause cancer. They are also the source of many other ills.
Another recent article has shown that there are many plants native to Korea, including Houttuynia cordata, which are excellent 'free radical scavengers'. In other words, the biological components of Houttuynia cordata search the blood and neutralize free radicals. They don't literally search but are instead drawn through electromagnetic and circulatory forces to free radicals. Houttuynia cordata contains polyphenols, the active free radical neutralizing chemical.
Fights bacteria and acnes:
Of course, many of the bacteria in your body are natural and beneficial. But other sorts of bacteria can be quite harmful. A recent article³ has shown that Houttuynia cordata fights a variety of harmful bacteria. But it is particularly effective at fighting two species of bacteria: Propionibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus epidermidis. Both of these bacteria are major causes of acne. It is for this reason that Houttuynia cordata may help calm acne breakouts by suppressing the bacteria that causes acne.
Supports the immune system:
Houttuynia cordata helps to stimulate the immune system.4 The way it does so is by stimulating the production of lymphocytes, part of the body's natural defense systems. For those of you who don't know, a lymphocyte is a kind of white blood cell. They are sometimes called 'NK' or natural killer cells.
We know now that Houttuynia cordata can reduce inflammation.5 Houttuynia cordata was chosen to be used as one of the eight compounds chosen for SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in China. It also reduces the severity of one form of ear inflammation, known as xylene induced ear edema. Within twenty-four hours, an injection of Houttuynia cordata extract significantly decreases inflammation of various types, such as pleurisy. And, it's more effective than dexamethasone, a standard anti-inflammatory.
Beneficial in other ways:
Houttuynia cordata has many benefits, but it can have a variety of positive effects that are the result of some of the benefits we've discussed.6 For instance, because Houttuynia cordata is a free-radical scavenger, it can eliminate a variety of toxins from your body. Since it functions as an anti-inflammatory agent, it can reduce swelling in many areas of the body. Remember its anti-bacterial power? Since Houttuynia cordata kills acne causing bacteria it aids in the discharging of pus. And due to its histamine blocking ability it can prevent anaphylactic shock in large enough quantities.
1 capsule, 3 times daily, after meal.
Active ingredients per capsules:
Houttuynia cordata extract 200 mg