With the increasing emergence of side effects of antibiotics and the increasing number of disease events resulting from the stressful and busy lifestyles of today's young population, more consumers are becoming aware of the health benefits of herbal medicines and plant extracts. Its application demand in skin care, health care, functional food, nutrition and health care products and cosmetics has increased significantly.
Immune health and sleep health are expected to become the new favorites in the plant extract application market, while brain health and eye protection have always been two popular demands for plant extract dietary supplements. Here are some plant extracts with high potential in the future market:
Elderberries have been hailed as the best remedy for colds and fevers since the time of Hippocrates and have become popular around the world. Someone calls it "European banlangen root", have the effect that raises immunity, anti-virus. Elderberries are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients that enhance the body's immune system. Elderberries are rich in anthocyanins. Anthocyanins, a class of flavonoids, are powerful antioxidants that have more antioxidant power than vitamin C and protect cells from damage. Elderberries contain anthocyanins that boost the production of cytokines, proteins that boost immunity. Anthocyanins also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce severe flu symptoms such as aches and fever.
Hops give beer flavor and preservative substances, but also brewing beer indispensable raw materials. In beer brewing, hops give beer a refreshing aroma, a slightly bitter taste and preservative properties, and form a white, fine and rich foam, but also play a role in clarifying wort. And in addition, hops still have excellent pharmacological action. The results showed that the polyphenols in hops had obvious antioxidant effect. Hops contain the snake hemp ketone, humulus ketone and other chemical components, such as tuberculosis bacillus, staphylococcus aureus, bacillus subtilis inhibition, and has the effect of falling blood sugar, promote digestion, calm decompression, alleviate joint pain. At present, hops extract is often used to promote sleep, bone and joint health related dietary supplements and food and beverage. A recent Japanese study found that hop extract can also improve attention and thinking. Therefore, in the future, hops extract can be used in convenient and ready-to-eat soft candy or tablet candy after deflavoring technology to optimize the bitter taste, to assist students and workers to think and use their brains.
The content of lutein in marigold is very high, and the impurities of other carotenoids are few, so it is easy to separate and purify. Therefore, the industrial production of lutein extraction at home and abroad all use pigment Marigold as raw material. The main active components of marigold extract are lutein and zeaxanthin, which belong to carotenoids. It is not only an important natural pigment, but also an excellent antioxidant, and the main component of macular area of human retina. Studies show that lutein in the eye has a filtering effect on ultraviolet rays, and protects the ultraviolet rays emitted by sunlight, computers, etc., resulting in damage to the eyes and vision, helping to delay the aging of the eyes, degeneration, pathological changes, and reduce the incidence of eye diseases.
The main medicinal components of ginkgo biloba leaf are ginkgo flavone and ginkgo fat, which have the effects of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, clearing collaterals and relieving pain, collecting lung and relieving asthma, removing turbidity and lowering fat. In addition, ginkgo biloba can also dissolve cholesterol, dilate blood vessels, the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, memory loss, senile dementia and other very good effects. At present, ginkgo leaf products are one of the most used natural medicines to prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in the world. China's ginkgo biloba extract production accounts for half of the world, more than 130 countries around the world use ginkgo biloba extract, in 2019 the global ginkgo biloba preparation, health food and cosmetics market total sales of more than 10 billion DOLLARS, as the world's leading herbal medicine.