Drosera rotundifolia / Sundew

Drosera rotundifolia (L.), Droseraceae

Active substance extract
CAS number  84696-10-6
Plant part aerial parts
China list yes
Conditions fresh or dried and crushed
Country of origin the Netherlands



Sundew as an active ingredient in cosmetics and nutraceuticals

Delivery conditions of Drosera raw material:

  • fresh aerial parts
  • crushed and dried aerial parts
  • NMR analysis available
  • Content of specific substances available upon request.

Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia), a carnivorous plant from the Droseraceae family, serves as active ingredient in cosmetic and nutraceutical products. Recognized as a traditional herbal medicine, Sundew is used in phytotherapy to address respiratory issues. Additionally, it offers a soothing effect on muscle cramps and functions as a diuretic.

Applications of Drosera:

  • skin conditioning
  • tonic
  • respiratory problems
  • muscle cramps
  • diuretic

We can identify and cultivate Sundew with the highest concentration of active compounds tailored to your requirements!

In the Netherlands, we commercially grow around 30,000 different varieties, each with its own unique ingredients. Share your requirements, and we will identify the variety with the highest levels of active substances. Our laboratory, equipped with the latest analytical tools, supports your R&D. From literature investigation to plant species selection, extraction, fractionation, and/or purification processes. Using fraction-guided bio-assays and advanced analytical techniques, we verify and assess the bioactivity of compounds. More information about our services. And explore our plant extract library derived from commercially grown Dutch plants.

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Additional information



Active substance


CAS number


Plant part

aerial parts

China list


Country of origin

the Netherlands


cosmetics, food ingredients