Product Name: Lcariin, Epimedium extract

Plant source: Epimedium brevicornum Maxim, Epimedium sagittatum Maxim.

Origin: Sichuan, Gansu province

Chemical formula:C33H40O15

Molecular weight: 676.66

Melting point: 223 to 225 ℃

CAS No.: 489-32-7


Product Details

Product Name: Lcariin, Epimedium extract

Plant source: Epimedium brevicornum Maxim, Epimedium sagittatum Maxim.

Origin: Sichuan, Gansu province

Chemical formula:C33H40O15

Molecular weight: 676.66

Melting point: 223 to 225 ℃

CAS No.: 489-32-7

Appearance: Brownish yellow powder to light yellow powder

Specifications: Icariin 5%, 10%,20%,50%,98%,Icariins 20%


Lcariin Overview:

Epimedium, widely known as horny goat weed or its Chinese name,yin yang huo, is a genus of flowering plants in Berberidaceae families. Most species are original from China, epimedium species are evergreen hardy perennial or deciduous plant.

It is herbaceous perennials, which grows from underground rhizome. As a traditional Chinese medicinal herb, it is widely acknowledged as one of the most popular herbs in the world.  

Apart from its traditional usage of tonifying kidney, strengthening yang, and dispelling rheumatism. In clinical practice, epimedium is also used to treat Osteoporosis, menopausal syndrome, breast mass, hypertension and coronary heart disease.

Besides, Epimedium has the function of immunity enhancement, anti-cancer, anti-aging and anti-AIDS. Thus there still exists much potential of research and development.

Function and usage of Lcariin:

1. Epimedium extract can promote the development of genital system. Icariin has the androgen-like effect that can improve the development of epididymis and Seminal vesicle in young mice.Researchers found that rats treated with epimedium extract has improved erectile function. Another study found that icariin is effective in inhibiting human PDE5, the substance that blocks erections, in test tubes. Also, Epimedium is rich in necessary trace element including Zn, Mn and Fe, which has much beneficial with male reproduction.


2. Epimedium extract has the function of anti-aging. Epimedium contains flavonoids,which can stimulate lymphocyte proliferation and reduce tissue oxidized lipids, thus to perform the function of anti-oxidant, while oxidative damage is the main factor for human body’s aging process.


3. Epimedium enhances immunity system. Epimedium is rich in polysaccharide substance, which has two-way regulatory effect on human immunity. On one hand, it enhance the value-added effect of immune cells, on the other hand, it promotes the activity of immune cells to antibody, thus enhance human body resistance to outside virus.


4. Epimedium extract can protect cardiovascular health, study show that icariin can increase the cerebral blood flow of rabbits and dogs, reduce cerebrovascular resistance, and the blood pressure is a little lowered, experts say its effect of increasing cerebral blood flow is the result of dilating cerabral vessels directly. Epimedium flavonoids can increase cerebral blood flow significantly, lower the resistance of cerebral vessels. Research shows that epimedium provide theory basis of treating coronary heart disease and angina pectoris.


5. Epimedium extract has remarkable function of preventing osteoporosis. It can inhibit bone cell function, promote calcified bone formed, has the effect of bone tonifying, and it can prevent osteoporosis.


6. Studys show that epimedium extract has effect of inhibition of tumor and cancer. Icariin can improve the activity of protein kinase, thus reverse Malignant phenotype, so epimedium can always Induce apoptosis and differentiation of tumor cells, inhibit the proliferation, invasion and metastasis of tumor cells.

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