Horopito (Pseudowintera colorata), is one of the ancient plants that Māori people and early European settlers used for medicinal purposes.

Horopito contains a substance called sesquiterpene dialdehyde polygodiali, otherwise known as Polygodial, that has been tested and confirmed as an effective inhibitor of Candida albicans. Polygodial has many biological properties, including antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, and insecticide effects.

Candida albicans commonly occur as the superficial infection on mucous membranes in the mouth or vagina. Based on the research, once in their lifetime, around 75% of women will suffer from vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and about 90% of these infections are caused by Candida albicans. When women suffer from VVC, unwashed or poorly washed lingerie can be the perfect place for Candida albicans growth.

If you are seeking an exemplar cleaning solution of deep cleaning your lingerie then  Lycocelle Concentrated Lingerie Laundry Liquid is an uncompromised and obvious choice!

Harnessing the anti-fungal benefits of Horopito, washing with Lycocelle supports your clothing and linen as remaining germ-free, naturally.

We’ve come up with a plant-based formula that cares for the planet, the people and the future.

Lycocelle Team from New Zealand