ZOOM on Bletilla formosana and Citrus depressa Hayata from Taiwan
Bletilla formosana, a Taiwan native plant similar to Bletilla striata recorded in Chinese pharmacopoeia, possesses activities of anti-microbes, anti-oxidation, anti-ulcer and wound healing. Researchers had established the GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) cultivation of B. formosana, and developed B. formosana alone or combination with other natural materials in whitening and skin care cosmetics. Recently, ITRI’s researchers