Icariin

Details of Icariin:

CAS No.:489-32-7

Molecular formula:C33H40O15

Molucular weight:676.65

Formulation: Brown yellow powder

Resource:Epimedium extract,horny goat weed extract

Purity: 5%, 10%, 20%, 98%


Introduction of Icariin:

Icariin is a chemical compound classified as a flavonol glycoside, a type of flavonoid. It is the 8-prenyl derivative of kaempferol 3,7-O-diglucoside. The compound has been isolated from several species of plants belonging to the genus Epimedium which are commonly known as Horny Goat Weed or Yin Yang Huo. Extracts from these plants are reputed to produce aphrodisiac effects, and are used in traditional Chinese medicine to enhance erectile function.

Epimedium is a genus of about 60 or more species of herbaceous flowering plants in the family Berberidaceae. The large majority are endemic to southern China, with further outposts in Europe, and central, southern and eastern Asia. Usually make the Epimedium brevicornum and epimedium sagittatum as the raw material because of their high quality.

 

Epimedium offers effective support in conditions that result from kidney yang deficiency, such as impotence and chronic prostatitis in males, and irregular menses, infertility and menopause in females. Epimedium's glycosides help to tonify and regulate both androgenic and estrogenic reproductive functions. have aphrodisiac properties in males, increasing the production of sperm, stimulating the sensing nerves, and indirectly promoting sexual desire. Epimedium is ideal for adding to sexual enhancement formulas.


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Specification

Appearance

Brown fine powder

Icariin(s)

5-98%,HPLC

Iso-flavones

5-98%, HPLC

Loss on Drying

<5%, 5g / 105C / 2hrs

Ashes

<5%, 5g / 525C / 2hrs

Partical Size

100% Through 80 Mesh

Heavy Metals

<10ppm, Atomic Absorption

Total Plate Count

<1000CFU/G

Yeast &moulds

<100CFU/G


Function of Icariin: 

(1)Enchance sexual functions traditionally, and research that icariin can enchance erectile functions.

(2)Benefit kidneys and remove rheumatisms.

(3)Prevent osteoporosis.

(4)Prevent menopause and high blood pressure.

(5)Strengthen the immunity ability.

(6)Increase coronal pulse flowing, and accelerate spermatic fluid.


Application of Icariin:

(1) Applied in pharmaceutical field, it is mainly used as pharmaceutical materail to treat asthenia of kidney, impotence, spermatorrhea, prospermia, cold extremities, acroanesthesia or convulsion, etc

(2) Applied in the field of health care products, it was used in capsules, health food, oral liquid, health care wine and other alcoholic beverages, which has good healthcare effect on human cardiovascular and endocrine system, delaying aging.


Dosage Information of Icariin:

The suggested dosage is 3-9 gram in water extracting form according to Chinese Pharmacopoeia, 2005 edition. The suggested dosage for other forms of preparation are not available, but high dosage of up to 30 gram a day (80% concentrate water extracts and 20% powder form) was seen in a clinical study of 1000 cases of Chronic bronchitis treatment, the study shows a 74.6% effective rate without report of adverse effects. However, it is strongly suggested that when use alone, any dosage that is over 9 gram in water extract form or over 3 gram in powder pill form should be applied in a closely administered environment.

 

High dosages of horny goat weed may cause side effects in some people, which would include rapid heart beat, restlessness, and insomnia. Do not take horny goat weed if you are taking heart medicines.

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Icariin is a chemical compound classified as a flavonol glycoside, a type of flavonoid. It is the 8-prenyl derivative of kaempferol 3,7-O-diglucoside. The compound has been isolated from several species of plants belonging to the genus Epimedium which are commonly known as Horny Goat Weed or Yin Yang Huo. Extracts from these plants are reputed to produce aphrodisiac effects, and are used to enhance erectile function.

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