Product Name:Icaritin Powder
Botanical Source: Epimedium brevicornu
Appearance:Light Yellow Powder
GMO Status:GMO Free
Packing: in 25kgs fiber drums
Storage:Keep container unopened in cool, dry place,Keep away from strong light
Shelf Life:24 months from date of production
Epimedium extract formally known as Epimedium extract is a time tested traditional remedy that has been a huge success for centuries throughout parts of Asia and the Mediterranean as a natural aphrodisiac for both men and women. Since then Horny Goat Weed has gained huge recognition and popularity in the Western World, becoming one of the most. This recognition and popularity led to extensive research and development of the extract, thus resulting in vastly improved qualities and purities of Horny Goat Weed extract. When assessing quality and especially purity within Horny Goat Weed extracts(epimedium extract) there is one very specific active ingredient in which the level of beneficial effectiveness can be gauged, this active ingredient is known as icariin and its derivates.
Horny goat weed is the common name for the plant known as Epimedium, which is used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine as a tonic, an aphrodisiac, and an antirheumatic agent. It also goes by the names Herba epimdii, yin yang huo, fairy wings, and rowdy lamb herb. While over 200 compounds have been identified in horny goat weed, the main bioactive constituents appear to be flavonoids, of which icariin is the most well-studied.Icariin is also the main active ingredient in horny goat weed supplements.
Icariin is a flavonol glycoside and a PDE5 inhibitor (IC50 = 5.9 μM) with 67-fold selectivity for PDE5 over PDE4. It exhibits antioxidant and anticancer activity. At a concentration of 1 x 107 mol/L, Icariin induces differentiation of cardiomyocytes and upregulates the expression of cardiac genes. At 20 μg/ml, Icariin increases the proliferation and differentiation of cultured human osteoblasts. Icariin affects the aging mechanism from different aspects, can delay the aging process and prevent the occurrence of senile diseases.
Icaritin naturally occurs in the Epimedium Genus, extracted from dried stems and leaves of Epimedium arrophylum, Epimedium pubescent, Epimedium Wushan, or Epimedium Korean.
Epimedium is a flowering plant that belongs to the Berberidaceae family. The Epimedium is also known as fairy wings, horny goat weed, and yin yang huo. Most of these herbs are found in China, and a few are prevalent in Asia and the Mediterranean. Most species have ‘spider-like’ four-parted flowers in the spring. They are naturally deciduous. One specie of Epimedium is used as a dietary supplement.