A Standardized Zizania Latifolia Extract


The health of the skin largely reflects the general health status of an individual and can impact the quality of life.1, 2, 3 From this perspective, the development of an anti-aging technology for the skin has been an important issue both medically and cosmetically. A major trend in skin care today is the use of dietary and oral supplements to improve the appearance and structure of the skin. Nutritional supplements for cosmetic purposes consist of a wide range of ingredients, including traditional antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and new-generation nutrients such as polyphenols and flavonoids.

Zizania latifolia (Poaceae, known as wild rice) is an aquatic and medicinal plant with a long history of development in China and the East Asian region. The smut fungus "Ustilago esculenta" parasitizes Z. latifolia and induces culm expansion to form a vegetable named Jiaobai, which has a unique taste and nutritional attributes. However, the postharvest quality of water bamboo shoots is still a big challenge for farmers and merchants. This paper traced the origin, development process, and morphological characteristics of Z. latifolia. Subsequently, the compilation of the primary nutrients and bioactive substances are presented in context to their effects on ecology a postharvest storage and preservation methods. Furthermore, the industrial, environmental, and material science applications of Z. latifolia in the fields of industry were discussed. Finally, the primary objective of the review proposes future directions for research to support the development of Z. latifolia industry and aid in maximizing its value. To sum up, Z. latifolia, aside from its potential as material it can be utilized to make different productions and improve the existing applications. This paper provides an emerging strategy for researchers undertaking Z. latifolia.

Introducing DermaNiA®

DermaNiA® is a standardized and novel Manchurian wild rice (Zizania latifolia) aerial extract. Manchurian wild rice was first cultivated in ancient China for its grain to be consumed as a food but today, it is more commonly the stem of the plant that is consumed. DermaNiA® uses only Manchurian wild rice grown in Korea and Japan. Through a proprietary extraction process using ethanol, water, and an enzymatic treatment, BTC Corporation, a partner of Gencor™ standardized the extract to tricin. While it proved difficult to obtain the active components of the leaves through conventional extraction methods alone, BTC’s bioconversion technology (enzymatic treatment) allows for successful standardization. Production occurs in BTC’s state-of-the-art facility in Korea which employs various processes to preserve the desired qualities of the raw materials.

Clinical Reseach

Anti-Wrinkle and Moisturizng Study

125mg of DermaNiA® twice daily can indicate:
● Improvement in moisture levels in the cheek
● Improvement in wrinkle count around the eyes