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Epimedium Extract

● Product Name: Epimedium Extract

● Botanical Name: Epimedium Grandiflorumor Epimedium Sagittatum

● Part used: Leaf

● Appearance: Brownish Yellow or White or Light Yellowpowder

● Specification: 4:1  10:1 | Regular Powder | Icariin 5-98% | Icariins 5-60%

● Storage Period: 24 Months




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Product Description

● Product Name: Epimedium Extract

● Botanical Name: Epimedium Grandiflorumor Epimedium Sagittatum

● Part used: Leaf

● Appearance: Brownish Yellow or White or Light Yellowpowder

● Specification: 4:1  10:1 | Regular Powder | Icariin 5-98% | Icariins 5-60%  

● Storage Period: 24 Months

● Package: 1kg/bag 25kg/drum

● Test Method: HPLC

● Storage Conditions: Store in cool and dry places. Keep away from strong light and heat.


● Epimedium is a dense, rhizomatous, clump-forming, usually deciduous perennial plant that grows about 10-15 inches tall and 18-20 inches wide. The plant is found growing in moist deciduous woodlands in the hills as well as calcareous rocks in moist woodland. The plant prefers average, acidic, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. It also prefers loose, organically rich loams with consistent moisture in part shade. The plant has bright red stems.


Leaves

● Leaves are both basal and cauline and can either be biternate or triternate. Narrow ovate to broad ovate leaflets (to 2-4" long) have spiny-toothed margins, cordate bases and acuminate to acute tips. New leaves emerge in spring with beige to bronze cast but quickly mature to medium green.


Flower

● Individual flowers are divided into 4 parts with 4 smaller sepals outwardly. These are greenish in color and shed as the flower opens. On the inside, there are 4 large petal-like sepals which are mostly brightly colored. Inside these sepals are the true petals of the flower. They have a complex shape along with a 'spur' which produces nectar. This spur is longer than the sepals and the flower has 4 stamens. A particular genus called the 'bishop's hat' has a peculiar shape of the flowers with the spurs longer than the petals.

Chemical Composition

● It mainly contains icariin, icariin I, sauroside A, sauroside B, sauroside C and so on.

Health Benefits

Muscle Strength

● Epimediumconsists of Icariin which is actually a powerful active ingredient that is responsible for many of its effects, including the increased production of proteins, which can boost cell growth and help to increase muscle strength at a rapid rate.(1)

Bone Health

● Research has discovered that regular consumption of this herb is able to improve mineral uptake and lower the risk of osteoporosis. By increasing bone mineral density and preventing the leakage of minerals by the body, this herb can keep you strong and flexible as you age.(2)

Cancer Prevention

● With antioxidant properties in this potent herb, supplementation can aid in preventing many different chronic diseases, such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and coronary heart diseases. Antioxidants can eliminate free radicals in the body before they can cause cellular mutation.(4)

Relief from Menopause Symptoms

● Epimedium may encourage balanced estrogen and estradiol levels in women, hopefully providing a beneficial effect for those with menopause. In one animal research, researchers compared epimedium extract against a common menopausal treatment. They found that the natural plant chemicals in epimedium, like icariin, proved dynamic effects of bioactivity longer than a conventional menopause drug. Further testing is needed before we can determine if these same effects are replicable in humans.

Soothes Sore Joints

● Traditional Chinese medicine often make use of epimedium as a natural therapy for joint discomfort - a condition that can negatively affect a person's quality of life and be a huge, constant energy drain. Mainstream research has been a little slow in reviewing the traditional use of the herb, but so far animal models support the traditional application against the condition.

Controlling Asthma

● Research carried out in China has shown that Epimedium can be helpful in alleviating airway inflammation by decreasing the activities of some proteins that are responsible for the production of leukocytes in inflammatory areas in the lung, thus helping with controlling the effects of asthma.

Anti-Ageing Properties

● Flavonoids contained in the Epimedium extracts reset the age related metabolites to a younger level such as saturated fatty acids, unsaturated fatty acids and amino acids. Hence it can be used as an effect anti-ageing drug.

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