What is Icaritin?
Icaritin powder (Anhydroicaritin) is a prenylflavonoid compound derived from Epimedium brevicornu Maxim, a traditional Chinese herbal medicine used for thousands of years.
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.
Constituents of epimedium plant Extract
Epimedium herb, commonly named Yinyanghuo in Chinese, originates in the Berberidaceae family, including Epimedium koreanum Nakai, Epimedium brevicornum Maxim, Epimedium pubescens Maxim, Epimedium sagittatum Maxim. and Epimedium wushanense .
Many chemical studies have shown that more than 260 components have been isolated from Epimedium, such as flavonoids, essential oils, phytosterols, polysaccharides, phenolic acids, and alkaloids. Pharmacological studies have shown that ingredients in Epimedium possess various attributes. For example, flavonoids, the significant components in Epimedium, which including baohuoside II, hyperoside, icariside I, icariin and astragalin, baohuoside I, epimedin A, epimedin B, quercitrin, sagittatoside A, sagittatoside B, epimedin C.
Icaritin VS icariin
Icaritin, cas#118525-40-9, Molecular formula: C21H20O6, yellow powder.
Icariin, cas#489-32-7, Molecular formula: C33H40O15, Light yellow crystalline powder.
Icaritin is an unconjugated form of icariin hydroxylated at the 3,7-positions. Both icariin (ICA) and icaritin (ICT) are the primary active flavonoids extracted from the traditional Chinese medicine epimedium. Icaritin is the aglycone form of icariin.
Icaritin Manufacturing process
Icaritin is very expensive in the market. The average price range is about USD 11000-13300/kg for different quantities. Wholesale icaritin powder from Cima will provide the most competitive price for you.
Where to buy bulk Icaritin powder
Wuxi Cima Science Co., Ltd is a nutritional raw material manufacturer. Cima is committed to quality, purity, and integrity. With the opening of our new factory, we now have three plants and one R&D center in China, and we have an office and warehouse in the USA.
Icaritin, 98% powder, is our star product. Our package is 1kg/aluminum foil bag, 25kg/drum; please email us if you want to know the price and technical documents, such as COA and MSDS; A free sample is available.