Echinacea extract is derived from the arieal part of Echinacea Purpurea. It is a traditional herb extract
which is widely adopted in cold and flue treatment and prevention in North America. The main active ingredients are cichoric acid, caftaric acid and chlorogenic acid. There are intesive in-depth scientific researches for the pharmaceutical effect are proved.
|Echinacea herb||Its extract|
One typical method to produce 4% cichoric acid:
The echinacea herb are crushed into coarse powder and reflux with 70% ethanol . The alcohol extract is sucked into a reduced-pressure concentration tank, press ethyl to about 1/4 of the original volume (the pressed liquid also contains 15%-20% ethanol), centrifuged the fluidextract to remove the sediment, and concentrated to 15±5 Baume (thermal test), add appropriate amount of auxiliary materials, stir evenly, spray dry, sieving, mixing, and pack to obtain the finished product.
The yield of the this method is 24%-25%, and the content of cichoric acid is about 4%, which is suitable for the production of echinacea extract containing 4% cichoric acid.
Extracted Echinacea powder
Echinacea Purpurea (Linn.) Moench
cichoric acid, caftaric acid,chlorogenic acid
Brown Yellow Powder
1% -4% polyphonel, 1-4% cichoric acid
|4% Polyphenol (UV)|
|7% Polyphenol (UV)|
|7% Polyphenol (UV) +2% chicoric acid (HPLC)|
|4% Polyphenol (UV) +1% chicoric acid (HPLC)|
|4% Cichoric acid (HPLC)|
|2% Cichoric acid (HPLC)|
|2% Echinacoside (HPLC)|
|4% Echinacoside (HPLC)|
|4% Polyphenol (HPLC) -- (caftaric acid +chlorogenic acid +cichoric acid)|
Density for pharmaceutical preference with test based on latest product.
|Specification||loose density||tight density|
|4% polyphonel -80mesh||0.44g/ml||0.715g/ml|
|1.5% cichoric acid for 20mesh granulation|
This is a native plant of North America. It had been planted over the world.
It is a kind of herbal medicine which is mainly used in the treatment of diseases such as colds, cough and upper respiratory tract infection.
Echinacea extract is widely used in the United States and Europe, it is generally considered could enhance the immunological function and relieve upper- respory symdrome. 2020 witness the surging demand to fight against COVID 19.
Function and Application:
1. used as Anti-inflammatory, Prevention and treatment of respiratory tract infections like flu.
2. Immune regulation and immune promotion function.
3.Treatment of trauma, ulcer inflammation and other skin diseases.
The extract is used in the capsule, tablets, syrup or tincture.