Horny goat weed extract icariin is a brown powder that derived from the whole plant of Epimedium. It is used for sexual performance problems, such as erectile dysfunction (ED) and low sexual desire, as well as weak and brittle bones (osteoporosis), health problems after menopause, and joint pain. The main active ingredients are flavone compound, including epmedium Icariin, epimedoside A, ikarisoside C, epimedin A, B, C . Commerical specification is 5% Icariin HPLC.
The raw herb is usually harvested in summer and autumn when the stems and leaves are lush. Both the produce and active ingredients are at peak.
Take horny goat and medicinal materials, remove impurities, clean the blocks, drain the remaining water, cut the slice the leaf, and cut the stems (and roots) into 2 cm long. Add appropriate amount of ethanol to Epimedium, reflux, seperate the extract and sediment, filter, collect the centrifugal liquid and recover the ethanol, then spray dry.
The product prepared by this method contains about 5% of horny goat weed extract icariin, which is suitable for the production of icariin extract (5%).
Horny goat weed extract
Epimedium Brevicornum Maxim
Function and Application
1. Impact on sexual function hornextract has a certain role in promoting gonadal function. Flavonoids such as Epidemiology have the effect of nourishing the kidney and strengthening yang, 30-1000 micrograms/l, can promote the secretion of estradiol by follicular granulosa cells, and can promote the secretion of corticosterone by adrenal cortex cells. At the same time, EPS can increase the level of gonadal hormones, mainly increasing the level of FSH.
2. Improve the body's immune function
The methanol extract of Epiphytes pilose can inhibit lymphocyte transformation. Epimedium total flavonoids can be used. EPS and EI have immunomodulatory effects.
It can increase the antioxidant activity, reduce the effect of free radical products.
4. Anti-aging effect
It can prevent aging and prolong life by influencing the passage of cells, thus prolonging the growth period, regulating the immune and hooves system, improving the body's metabolism and the functions of various organs.
5. cardiovascular effects
The non-amino acid Epimedium infusion can significantly increase the coronary flow of the isolated rabbit heart. Epimedium can directly relax vascular smooth muscle and expand coronary, femoral and cerebral arteries. The mechanism of action is to inhibit the influx of calcium ions outside vascular smooth muscle cells.
Horny goat weed extract icariin is mainly used as the raw material of health products to improve sexual function in the world, and it is also used together with similar extracts such as Tribulus terrestris extract.