Plant extract manufacturing process is from the plant as raw materials. Through physical and chemical extraction separation to obtain some or more active ingredients in the plant.
Although plant extract manufacturing process come in many forms, they share a common feature. The extracts represent naturally occurring phytochemicals that removes from the inert structure of the plant that produced them. The main advantage of using extracts from plants is that phytochemicals are more easy to absorb.
Application areas of plant extracts:
- Food Stuffs
According to the different needs of different people and different physiological conditions, as well as the principle of nutritional diet and physiological function adjustment. The food formula with different nutritional and health care functions designs in a targeted manner. And a large number of experiments also conducts to confirm that these different formulations of food do have their own required functional properties.
The new variety feed has listed 117 kinds of natural plants that can be fed with the same food and medicine. In the catalogue of feed additives, 12 kinds of plant extracts such as Eucommia ulmoides leaf extract lists. These raw materials and additives use for animal intestinal health and immunity.
- Health Products
Used to improve memory, anti-fatigue; Stress; Regulating blood lipids; Gastrointestinal function; Sleep; Anaemia; Protection against chemical liver damage; Milk secretion; Visual fatigue; Promoting lead removal; Beauty; Hair care.
At present, pharmaceutical active ingredients obtains from plant extracts: such as paclitaxel. Ginsenosides, etc.
- Daily Chemicals and Cosmetics
It can be used for moisturizing cosmetics, water and oil balance, skin problems, etc.
- Natural pigment
With roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, etc. of widely cultivated plants as initial materials. The color organic matter extractes from appropriate solvent and prepared by separation, refining and drying process. This kind of organic matter calls natural pigment of plant extract. At present, there are more than 40 kinds of main natural pigments on the market. Such as capsicum red pigment, marigold extract, gardenia yellow pigment, curcumin and so on.
- Natural sweeteners
Natural sweeteners are commonly referred to as natural sweeteners when the sweeteners are extracted and processed from natural plants. According to the sweetness, it can be divided into low-fold sweeteners such as sucrose, beet sugar. And high-power sweeteners such as stevioside, grosvenor momordica fruit sweetener, rubiside, liquorice extract, neohesperidin dihydrochalcone and the like. The gradual replacement of sugar with natural high-power sweeteners is currently the main trend in the food and beverage industry.