Over View of Icariin
Epimedium Extract Powder (Icariin) is a flavonoid glycoside compound derived from several species of plants in the Epimedium family, which are commonly known as Horny Goat Weed or Yin Yang Huo. Extracts from these plants are reputed to produce aphrodisiac effects, and are commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine to enhance erectile function, as well as for several other indications.
Specification of Icarrin
Product Name: Icariin /Icariins
Source: Epimedium herb，Epimedium Extract
Part of Used: Whole Herb
CAS Number: 56692-02-5
Test Mothord: HPLC
Molecular Formula: C33H40O15
Molecular Weight: 676.66
Appearance: Yellow brown fine powder
Function of Icarrin
It is thought that icariin is likely to be the primary active component of Epimedium extracts, as it has been shown to share several mechanisms of action with compounds used in Western medicine to treat impotence and improve sexual function. In particular, icariin has been demonstrated to act as a PDE5 inhibitor and to enhance the production of bioactive nitric oxide, as well as mimicing the effects of testosterone.
Icariin can stimulate osteoblast activity in bone tissue which has been linked to a possible therapeutic role in the treatment of osteoporosis.
Icariin can also increase the number of kidney patients in T cells, lymphocyte transformation rate, antibody, antigen, and reticuloendothelial system phagocytic function of low, but drug treatment after kidney Epimedium, etc.
Icariin can affect different aspects of aging mechanisms. Such as the impact of cell passage, extending the growth period, regulating of the immune and endocrine system, improving metabolism and organ function.
Application of Icarrin
Icarrin Pharmaceutical as capsules or pills;
Icarrin Functional food as capsules or pills;
Icarrin Water-soluble beverages;
Icarrin Health products as capsules or pills.