Epimedium Extract

Epimedium Extract
Product Details

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 Epimedium Extract

[NAME]:Epimedium Extract
[SYNONYMS]:Horny Goat Weed, Epimedium, Icariin´╝îEchinacea Purpurea
[SPEC.]:Icariin (10%-40%), Iccariins(10%-60%)


[PLANT SOURCE]:Small Ficus plants Epimedium Epimedium segittatum (Sitb.et Zucc.) Maxim.'s Shoot

[CAS NO.]:489-32-7


[CHARACTERISTIC]:Yellow brown fine powder

[PHARMACOLOGY]:Epimedium, also called horny goat weed, grows as an ornamental herb in Asia and the Mediterranean. In Asia, its leaves have been used for treating fatigue and boosting sex drive for a long history since 16th century. Traditionally, herbal epimedium has been used to treat disorders of the kidneys, joints and liver. Nowadays, the plant is a traditional Chinese medicine and is widely used as dietary supplement in western countries. Many species of Epimedium are alleged to have aphrodisiac qualities. According to legend, this property was discovered by a Chinese goat herder who noticed sexual activity in his flock after they ate the weed. It is sold as a health supplement; usually in raw herb, tablet, or capsule form and sometimes blended with other supplements. The over-exploitation of wild populations of Epimedium for use in traditional Chinese medicine is having potentially serious consequences for the long-term survival of several species, none of which are widely cultivated for medicinal purposes.



Assay(Anthocyanidins)25% Min(UV)
Sieve Analysis100% pass 80mesh
Loss on Drying5% max
Bulk Density50-60g/100ml
Sulphated Ash


Extract SolventAlcohol&Water
Heavy Metal5ppm Max
Residual Solvents



[PACKAGE]:Packed in paper-drums and two plastic-bags inside.N.W.:25kgs .

[STORAGE]:Keep in cool, dry and dark place, avoid high temperature.

[SHELF LIFE]:24 months

Active Ingredients of Horny Goats Weed
One of the principal active ingredients in Horny Goats weed is "icariin". The concentration may determine much of the potency of each particular species of Epimedium. The icariin works by relaxing smooth muscle tissue, which is different from skeletal muscle tissue. The significance of this is that involuntary tension in the internal tissues can be relaxed, which many believe cause the central nervous system to shift from the so-called fight/flight mode into the rest/restore mode. When this change occurs, many elements of a disease tend to reverse because the body is no longer in a stressed condition. Although this many not cure many problems, especially the ones that are in advanced stages, many people use herbs to manage their condition and obtain some relief.