Japanese raisin (Hovenia dulcis) fruit extract

Hovenia dulcis, commonly known as Japanese raisin tree, has a long history as a food supplement and traditional medicine in Japan, China and Korea. In preliminary research, extracts from H. dulcisĀ have been shown to possess hepatoprotective properties1.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Hyun TK, Eom SH, Yu CY, Roitsch T. Hovenia dulcis--an Asian traditional herb. Planta Med. 2010;76:943-9.