Epimedium leaf is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, which has the functions of invigorating the kidney and strengthening libido, muscles and bones. As one of the main products of KS Nutripharma, we control the quality from the harvest of raw materials, coupled with strict compliance with safe processing rules, KS has been able to supply Epimedium Extract stably in the international market for many years. There are also different types of Epimedium plants, Which Epimedium is best? Here are 2 types of Epimedium raw materials,
* Epimedium brevicornum Maxim extract
Mainly produced in Gansu and Shaanxi provinces China, the active ingredient content is high and stable, almost all of which can meet the standards of the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, and it is the mainstream variety in the formula of decoction pieces.
* Epimedium sagittatum (Sieb.et Zucc.) Maxim extract
In the case of indistinguishable properties of medicinal materials, Epimedium sagittatum (Sieb.et Zucc.) Maxim, whose internal active ingredient content meets the standards of the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, is widely used in actual production and sales.
What are the active ingredients of Epimedium leaf?
Epimedium contains a variety of flavonoids, mainly including Icariin, Epimedoside A, Ikarisoside A,B,C, Epimedin B, C, Sagittatum B, Baohuside Ⅰ, Icariside Ⅱ.
How do identify the raw material of Epimedium leaf?
The total amount of C39H50O20, C38H48O19, C39H50O19, and C33H40O15 in Epimedium sagittatum Maxim should not be less than 1.5%, calculated as dry products.
Epimedium decoction pieces are calculated as dry products, C27H30O10 shall not be less than 0.030%; the total amount of C39H50O20, C38H48O19, C39H50O19, C33H40O15 in Epimedium sagittatum Maxim shall not be less than 1.2%.
Traditionally, it is believed that Epimedium medicinal materials are green or yellow-green in color, have many leaves, no branches, and the leaves are neat and not broken. The content of active ingredient flavonoids in roots, stems and leaves of Epimedium is leaf>root>stem. When identifying the quality of Epimedium raw materials, we should pay attention to two points. From a macro perspective, we mainly observe the shape, color, size, leaf base and leaf tip, texture, and leaf surface hair of the leaves. Microscopically, the characteristics of non-glandular hairs on the back of the leaf are mainly observed, which has a certain specificity.
What are the benefits of Epimedium extract?
* Promote gonadal function, resist osteoporosis, enhance immunity, lower blood pressure, lower blood lipids, etc.
* In the clinical application of TCM, Epimedium has the effect of tonifying kidneys, strengthening muscles and bones, and dispelling rheumatism.
* In modern clinics, it is also used in the treatment of osteoporosis, coronary heart disease, neurasthenia, chronic bronchitis, viral myocarditis, leukopenia, women’s menopausal syndrome and hypertension.