• Epimedium Extract

  • Function of Epimedium Extract

    10%-98% Icariin

    1. To reinforce the kidney- yang, anti-aging and anti-tumor activity

    2. To increase blood flow of Cardiovascular system and promote hematopoiesis

    3. To boost immunity



    Sources of Epimedium Extract

    Epimedium, also known as horny goat weed, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Berberidaceae. Horny Goat Weed is a traditional botanical medicine used in China and Japan. Although this herb has a history of traditional use for disorders of the kidneys, joints, liver, back and knees, its principle use is as an aphrodisiac. According to one herbal author, Horny Goat Weed has testosterone-like effects. It stimulates sexual activity in both men and women, increases sperm production, stimulates the sensory nerves, and increases sexual desire.



    Ingredients of Epimedium Extract

    Active Ingredient: Icariin

    Molecular Formula:C33H40O15
    CAS Registry Number:489-32-7


    Specification of Epimedium Extract

     

    ANALYSIS
    SPECIFICATION 
    Appearance
    Brown powder
    Odor
    Characteristic
    Assay(HPLC)
    10%-98% 
    Sieve analysis
    100% pass 80 mesh
    Loss on Drying
    Residue on Ignition
    ≤5.0%
    ≤5.0%
    Heavy Metal
    <10ppm
    As
    <0.5ppm
    Pb
    <0.5ppm
    Cd
    <0.5ppm
    Residual Solvents
    <0.5%
    Residual Pesticide
    Negative
    Microbiology
     
    Total Plate Count
    <1000cfu/g
    Yeast & Mold
    <100cfu/g
    E.Coli
    Negative
    Salmonella
    Negative

     



    Study of Epimedium Extract

    Epimedium extract can be through a variety of mechanisms such as increased testosterone secretion and sperm production, increased energy and produce hormones such as to improve sexual performance.

    1. Kidney impotence, rheumatism;

    2. To prevent osteoporosis;

    3. To prevent menopause, hypertension;

    4. Significantly enhanced immune capacity;

    5. Increase coronary blood flow, promote semen secretion and antibody formatio



    Reference of Epimedium Extract

    1 Chen KK, Chiu JH. Effect of Epimedium brevicornum Maxim extract on elicitation of penile erection in the rat. Urology. 2006;67:631-5.

    2 Jiang Z, Hu B, Wang J et al. Effect of icariin on cyclic GMP levels and on the mRNA expression of cGMP-binding cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase (PDE5) in penile cavernosum. J Huazhong Univ Sci Technolog Med Sci. 2006;26:460-2.

    3 Huiping Ma, Xirui He, Yan Yang, Maoxing Li, Dingjun Hao, Zhengping Jia.,"The genus Epimedium: An ethnopharmacological and phytochemical review" Review Article Journal of Ethnopharmacology Volume 134, Issue 3, 12 April 2011, Pages 519-541

    4 Yin XX, Chen ZQ, Liu ZJ, Ma QJ, Dang GT (February 2007). "Icariine stimulates proliferation and differentiation of human osteoblasts by increasing production of bone morphogenetic protein 2". Chin. Med. J. 120 (3): 204–10.

    5 Zhang G, Qin L, Shi Y (July 2007). "Epimedium-derived phytoestrogen flavonoids exert beneficial effect on preventing bone loss in late postmenopausal women: a 24-month randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled trial". J. Bone Miner. Res. 22 (7): 1072–9.

    6 Chen KM, Ge BF, Liu XY, et al. (May 2007). "Icariin inhibits the osteoclast formation induced by RANKL and macrophage-colony stimulating factor in mouse bone marrow culture". Pharmazie 62 (5): 388–91.

    7 Zhang DW, Cheng Y, Wang NL, Zhang JC, Yang MS, Yao XS (January 2008). "Effects of total flavonoids and flavonol glycosides from Epimedium koreanum Nakai on the proliferation and differentiation of primary osteoblasts". Phytomedicine 15 (1-2): 55–61.


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