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What are the plant extracts?


Plant extracts are a class of ingredients extracted from various plants, which can be divided into several categories according to different application scenarios:

Application fields: including food, feed, health products, raw materials, daily chemical products and cosmetics and other directions.

Component classification: covers glycosides, acids, polyphenols, polysaccharides, terpenes, flavonoids, alkaloids and other chemical components.

Morphological classification: such as oil, extract, powder, crystal, etc.

Content classification: can be effective monomer extract, standard extract, ratio extract, etc.

Specific to some common plant extracts and their uses, they can include:

Antioxidants: such as grape seed extract, green tea extract, pine bark extract, etc.

Immunomodulators: such as ginseng extract, gynostaphyllus extract, ganoderma lucidum extract, etc.

Improve cardiovascular function: such as ginkgo biloba leaf extract, lotus seed heart extract, rhodiola rosea extract, etc.

Sedatives: such as valerian extract, hop extract, etc.

Natural pigments: such as lycopene, purple potato extract, etc.

Functional sweeteners: such as licorice extract, stevia extract, etc.

Alkaloids: such as digitalis leaf heart glycosides, ginseng in ginsenosides and so on.

Essential oil (essential oil) : such as Platyphelus lateralis, Magnolia officinalis, cinnamomum, Evodia officinalis, Angelica angelica, peppermint and other plant volatile oil components, has a wide range of medical effects.

Tannins (tannins) : such as gallnut tannins, with astringent, anti-diarrhea, antiperspirant and other effects.

Polysaccharides, polyphenols, flavonoids and other ingredients, which have a wide range of applications in medicine and health care products.

The extraction of plant extracts is usually carried out by water extraction, fat extraction, alcohol extraction and other methods, and the purification is often separated and purified by chromatography, crystallization and other technical means

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