Wu Zhu Yu (Latin name: Evodia Rutaecarpa), thesesmall, reddish-brown berries are miracle-workers.
Though very bitter and slightly toxic to eat, its extract has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Taken internally, the Evodia fruit can treat nausea, fight cold and flu symptoms, and cure headaches.It is proven to have incredible benefits for the skin when applied topically. Evodia Rutaecarpa creates a stimulating effect on skin’s microcirculation –this revitalizes the complexion with a luminous, radiant glow. It’s ananti-inflammatorypowerhouse, known to soothe irritated, sensitive skin and reduce redness. It even reduces skin’s sensitivity to environmental stressors and pollution. Furthermore, studies have found that components in Evodia Rutaecarpa decrease melanin content, so ithas the ability to brighten skin,improve texture by reducing the appearance of age spots, discoloration, and other pigmentation conditions.