Cnidium Monnieri Extract

Specification: Osthole 10% – 98% (HPLC)

  • Sources: Cnidium monnieri(L.)Cuss.
  • Plant Part Used: Fruit
  • Osthole CAS:484-12-8
  • Molecular Formula:C15H16O3
  • Molecular Weight:244.2857
  • Appearance: Yellow-brown powder

What’s Cnidium Monnieri Extract?

Cnidium Monnier (She Chuangzi), is a Chinese herb that has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as a remedy for a variety of skin ailments and as a reproductive aid and aphrodisiac that increases sexual desire in both men and women. Chinese literature often refers to the seeds as an aphrodisiac that was used almost routinely in imperial formulas designed specifically for the emperor. Today, we are told that it assists the body in producing nitric oxide, which relaxes smooth muscles and works to encourage healthy sexual function, and it has been used to treat male sexual dysfunction. It also shows promise in the areas of osteoporosis, allergies and carcinoma research.

Cnidium Monnieri Fruit Extract, i.e. Osthole, also known as a coumarin compound. Osthole is extracted from cnidium monnieri fruit and the conventional specification is 10%-98%. The Osthole of the low assay is a yellow-green powder; its high assay is white needle-like crystal powder. Its Physicochemical Properties are:

  • Solubility: Osthole is soluble in methanol, ethanol, chloroform, acetone, ethyl acetate, and boiling petroleum ether, but is insoluble in water and petroleum ether.
  • Osthole’s melting point is 83-84℃; Boiling point is 347.2℃. There is no decomposition in the PH 5-9 solution.
  • Unstable chemical properties. Easy to decompose when exposed to light. It is light blue under ultraviolet light.

About Rainbow® Biotech

As one of the largest plant extract manufacturers in China, Rainbow Biotech owns a GAP standard plantation of over 300000 square meters which ensures a stable and high-quality supply of raw materials. We manufacture and supply the natural and high-purity Osthole powder extracted from Cnidium Monnieri  fruit, which has excellent water-solubility and steady quality. Bulk these excellent ingredients from us for your formula projects now!

Benefits of Cnidium Monnieri Extract

Cnidium is also known for its effect on erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. It is suspected that cnidium monnieri’s works by potentially counteracting the efforts of a chemical in the body that breaks down nitric oxide (NO). Since NO is a vasodilator, Cnidium monnieri may help promote vascular pumps after you’ve finished working out. These effects may be subtle and therefore is often combined with L-arginine, Citrulline malate, and GPLC to improve results. Skin rashes may also be helped with a topical application of cnidium monnieri.  It’s has been widely used in the pharmaceutical industry, Food and beverage industry, and Health care industry like capsules and tablets.