Botanicals in Our Products

reishi mushroomThe earliest written records of nearly all civilizations mention the use of botanicals (vegetables and herbs) for healing. For over 3,000 years, China preserved the written records of using plants for maintaining and promoting health and for healing various diseases, long before the introduction of Western medicines in early twentieth century. In particular, a classic book on herbal usage and knowledge in China, Huangdi Neijing (translated as The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine), was created in the early Han period, between 2 and 3 thousand years ago.


More than 1200 years ago, Japan was introduced to the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine by physicians from Korea. Their adaptation, Kampo Medicine, has since been integrated into Japan's national health care system. Other Asian countries have also been heavily influenced by China and Japan and adopted the traditional practice of using botanicals for health and healing. WinVivo combined this time tested traditional knowledge with modern scientific research data to create products that can help promote the health of you and your family.

Botanical Ingredients in WinVivo Products

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Buddha Fruit (Momordica grosvenori)

As a key ingredient included in our product Botano Throat™, Momordica grosvenori, also known as Siraitia grosvenorii, is an herbaceous perennia vine native to southern China and Northern Thailand and best known for its fruit, the luo han guo (which means Buddha fruit in Chinese), one of several that have been called longevity fruit.

Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordada)

Both the leaf and root of Chameleon plant are consumed as a vegetable in Vietnam and in Southwest China. Studies have demonstrated that this plant has broad-spectrum anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and immune-stimulating properties.

Fritillaria (Fritillaria cirrhosa)

For thousands of years fritillaria has been used in Asia to clear heat and to moisten the lung dryness, for heat-type bronchitis with dry cough and for the heart (to calm heart fire). Fritillaria is also used for treating lumps beneath the skin, such as scrofulous swellings and breast lumps.

Gynostemma (Gynostemma pentaphyllum)

Hailed to be one of China’s “immortality” or “miracle” herbs, gynostemma vine is consumed as a vegetable and herbal tea in Asia to build the body’s resistance to stress and for rejuvenation.

Ilex (Ilex pubescens)

An ingredient included in our product Botano Guard™, Ilex (Ilex pubescens) belongs to the family of holly plants. Both its root and leaf of ilex have been used in herbal remedies and consumed as tea for health maintenance in South East Asia.

Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)

Japanese honeysuckle is a popular ingredient of herbal tea in the summer, and has been known for thousands of years for its “cooling” and detoxification effects. Modern scientific studies revealed that this botanical has broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

As a key ingredient included in our product Botano Throat™, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) is a flavorful herb that has been used in food and medicinal remedies for thousands of years. Also known as "sweet root," licorice root contains glycyrrhizic acid, a compound that is roughly 50 times sweeter than sugar.

Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)

Loquat syrup (often combined with honey) is used in Chinese medicine for soothing the throat like a cough drop. Extract of leaves, combined with other ingredients (such as extract of fritillaria bulbs) and known as pipa gao (literally "loquat paste"), acts as a demulcent and an expectorant, as well as to soothe the digestive and respiratory systems.

Mandarin Orange (Citrus reticulata)

The dried peel of fully matured ripen fruits of mandarin orange has been used in Asia for more than 1000 years as a natural remedy to relieve cough and dissolve phlegm. Modern scientific studies demonstrate that extract of aged mandarin orange peel has pharmaceutical effects such as anti-inflammatory, anti-asthmatic, and anti-fungal effects.

Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana)

Claimed as the “Queen of Fruits” in Thailand, mangosteen fruit and its hull (or pericarp) are rich in phytonutrients such as strong antioxidants polyphenolic xanthones. Modern research reveals that mangosteen extracts can suppress allergic reactions by inhibiting IgE-mediated histamine release from mast cells and prostaglandin E2 synthesis.

Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)

Known for 2000 years as the “medicine of the kings”, the Reishi mushroom has been cherished in Asia for its health promoting benefits and healing power. Modern scientific research has substantiated its beneficial immune regulatory functions.

Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinus edodes)

Shiitake mushroom is a favored ingredient in Asian cooking. It not only enhances the flavor of food, but also carries long-cherished nutritional and medicinal benefits such as immune-boosting, antiviral and anticancer activities.

Sweet Tea (Rubus suavissimus)

Consumed mainly as health-promoting herbal tea in Southwestern China and popular in Japan as a natural remedy against seasonal allergies, Sweet tea leaf is rich in rubusoside and polyphenols with beneficial effects of alleviating obesity, Type 2 diabetes and asthma.

Naturally Anti-Microbial

Naturally Anti-inflammatory
Desensitizes the Body to Allergens

Dissolves Mucus/Phlegm

Repairs Inflamed Throat

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