Plant extract refers to the plant as a raw material, through the physical and chemical extraction and separation process, directed to obtain one or more active ingredients of plants, without changing the active ingredients of the process. It can be used as raw materials, widely used in food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, health products, cosmetics and other downstream industries.
There are many kinds of plant extracts classification methods, according to the active ingredient content can be divided into effective monomer extraction, standard extract and the proportion of three categories. According to the ingredients into glycosides, acids, polyphenols, polysaccharides, terpenes, flavonoids, alkaloids and so on. According to product form can be divided into vegetable oil, extract, powder, lens and so on. According to the use of plant extracts can be divided into natural pigment products, extracts of traditional Chinese medicine products, extracts of products and concentrated products categories.
In the international community, the current best-selling plant extracts are used in the fields of brain strengthening, puzzle, prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease, weight loss, prevention and treatment of hypoglycemia and diabetes, natural anticancer, epidemic enhancement and immune system enhancement. In recent years, scientists have found that some plant extracts can effectively help fight various body diseases.
Barley seedling powder contains chlorophyll, carotene, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and cellulose and other natural nutrients, easily absorbed by the body. Currently determined by the medical profession to determine, barley powder with anti-cancer, liver and kidney protection, prevention of cardiovascular disease, improve intestinal function and enhance physical health benefits. Spirulina is also rich in chlorophyll, and serine, potassium, vitamin B6, etc., can help human synthesis of choline, lower blood pressure, prevent and reduce atherosclerosis, can effectively prevent heart disease and stroke, and spirulina polysaccharide, algae blue Proteins have recognized anti-cancer, anti-tumor effect, to prevent cancer, inhibit the growth of cancer cells have a positive effect.
Since the 21st century, the plant extract industry has entered a golden age. On the one hand from the improvement of living standards and the strong sense of health led to the strong demand for plant extracts products; the other hand, thanks to more advanced plant extraction techniques (such as enzymatic extraction, ultrasonic extraction, supercritical fluid extraction , Microwave extraction, membrane separation technology and other new applications), greatly improving the production efficiency.