Evodia rutaecarpa - Glossary

Evodia rutaecarpa

The fruits of Evodia rutaecarpa are known as “Wu Zhu Yu” (or “Wu Chu Yu”) in traditional Chinese medicine. Evodia fruits contain several bioactive alkaloids with therapeutic potential, including evodiamine and rutaecarpine.  Experimentally, Evodia extracts have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic and gastroprotective effects.

Evodia extracts, often standardized for evodiamine, are frequently added to fat burners to enhance thermogenic effects.

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