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  • Name: Hovenia Dulcis Extract
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The Hovenia dulcis is a hardy tree found from Asia, over Eastern China and Korea to the Himalayas (up to altitudes of 2,000 meters), growing preferably in a sunny position on moist sandy or loamy soils. The tree has been introduced as an ornamental tree to several countries, and the fruit is also edible.
The fleshy rachis of the infructescence is sweet, fragrant and is edible raw or cooked. Dried, they look and taste like raisins.

Hovenia dulcis thunb extract, bough and young leaves can be used as a substitute for honey and is used for making wine and candy.Hovenia dulcis thunb extract, a glycoside which exhibits an antisweet activity. Ampelopsin is a flavanonol found in Hovenia dulcis thunb extract and is credited with hepatoprotective effects.