From Hypoestoxide (HE), we discovered three additional new drugs, derived from the same plant. All three new drugs possess anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities. 

One semi-synthetic HE-derived product was also discovered, which has a more potent anti-malarial activity than Hypoestoxide itself.



A synthetic cyclic-AMP derivative which was originally shown to have a cardiotonic function, and has now been proven by IMI to also have potent Anti-Systemic Lupus and Anti-Graft-Versus-Host Disease activities, respectively. 


Herbal Supplement

The powdered dried leaves of Hypoestes rosea are used as an herbal supplement for the prevention and reduction of:

  • Colon polyps
  • General inflammation
  • Type-2 Diabetes
  • High blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels


Cosmetic uses

The crude extract of Hypoestes rosea is used in a cosmetic composition for:

  • Prevention of allergic reaction
  • Resolution of infection in acne and psoriatic plaques
  • Alleviation of UV-induced skin irritation
  • Reduction/prevention of premature skin aging
  • Treatment of actinic keratosis and the surrounding skin area