A tree with powerful regenerating properties which encourages reforestation by colonizing barren soils in Madagascar and Africa. Since time immemorial it has been used by local communities for its many therapeutic benefits. Its leaves improve liver function and also have antiseptic and healing properties, while the orangey-red sap of the plant is used to soothe skin conditions. Clarins Laboratories have demonstrated in tests the capacity of harungana to encourage the synthesis of collagen. They use an organic harungana extract obtained within the framework of a fair trade programme.