To say where plant extracts are used, there are too many places that can be used for plant extracts to refer to substances that are extracted or processed from plants (all or part of plants) for raw materials using appropriate solvents or methods that can be used in the pharmaceutical industry, the food industry, the health industry, the beauty industry and other industries …
These industries are available. Here’s a few common uses for plant extracts, and you’ll see what plant extracts are really going to do with them.
First, broccoli extract (health care products raw materials) A compound found in broccoli buds not only helps prevent cancer, but also hopes to cure it. This compound is called turnip sulfide (sulforaphane) and is widely found in vegetables such as kale, broccoli, cabbage, especially in high concentrations of broccoli buds. Radish sulfide can also be used as a dietary supplement for the treatment of degenerative neurological diseases (BSE). Scientists at the Texas Center for Industrial and Health Sciences Research Institute, as well as researchers Oregon State in the United States, have previously found that in laboratory in vitro cell tests, radish sulfide inhibits the cells of colon and prostate cancer.
They have now shown that the compound has a similar effect in the human body. In a clinical study, 28 volunteers over the age of 50 were undergoing routine colonoscopy. The researchers also conducted a survey of the eating habits of their cruciferous vegetables.
Their colon biopsy found that volunteers who ate broccoli regularly had higher levels of expression in the tumor suppressor gene P16 gene, while those who ate little or no cruciferous vegetables had a low level of expression of the gene. But it seems strange that radish sulfur remains in the body for a short period of time, in less than 24 hours in the body can not detect radish sulfur. This may suggest that some epigenetic modifications have been triggered by turnip sulfide and its metabolites, allowing the downstream mechanism to continue, at least in the short term, to remain, even if the radish sulfur remains in a short period of time.
“In other words, eating foods containing radish sulfur can” alter “your genes and help your body grow against tumors. But that’s not all good news. In animal models, radish sulfide has been shown to usually inhibit the development of colon cancer, but it is actually a double-edged sword. Turnip sulfide can induce the expression of protein called Nrf2, which has an antioxidant detoxification effect, and is obviously conducive to cancer. However, in the later stages of cancer development, NRF2 also has the effect of promoting tumor growth, and can even enhance the accumulation of cancer cell patches in the arteries.
So scientists believe that Nrf2 is worth exploring further, not just for cancer treatment, but also because the protein may have a role in regulating cardiovascular disease.
Second, ginkgo Biloba extract (health care products raw materials) Ginkgo Biloba Extract (Ginkgo biloba Extract,gbe) refers to the effective substance extracted from Ginkgo biloba, containing the total flavonoids of Ginkgo biloba, ginkgo lactone and other substances.
It has the effects of dilated blood vessels, protecting vascular endothelial tissue, regulating blood lipids, protecting low density lipoprotein, inhibiting PAF (platelet activating factor), inhibiting thrombosis, scavenging free radicals, etc.
Effects of Ginkgo Biloba plant extraction: expansion of blood vessels, protection of vascular endothelial tissue, regulation of blood lipids, protection of low density lipoprotein, inhibition of PAF (platelet activating factor), inhibition of thrombosis, scavenging of free radicals, anti-hypoxia effect, prevention of arterial spasm
Third, tea plant extract (cosmetic raw materials) Tea Plant extract: tea polyphenols are extracted from tea, is the general name of polyphenol substances in tea. The results show that the active substances such as tea polyphenols have the effect of detoxification and radiation resistance, and it is also a new type of natural antioxidant, which has strong antioxidant effect at normal temperature and low concentration, and inhibits collagenase and elastic protease, which can prevent the content of elastic protein. Inhibitory effect on collagenase and elastic protease can prevent the content of elastic protein from decreasing or degeneration, maintain skin elasticity and achieve anti-wrinkle effects.
In addition, tea polyphenols are water-soluble substances, with disinfection, sterilization, anti-skin aging, reduce the sun’s ultraviolet radiation on skin damage and other effects. Most of the current sunscreen agents are oil-soluble compounds, some of which have local irritation to the skin, so as a water-soluble sunscreen with ultraviolet absorption of tea polyphenols is of great significance, tea polyphenols can block ultraviolet rays and remove ultraviolet induced free radicals, thus reducing the production of melanin, It inhibited the activity of tyrosinase and catalase, so as to achieve the effect of whitening.