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The most popular plant extracts in the world last year

With the continuous deepening of the concept of "natural and healthy", consumers have developed a great interest in natural plant ingredients, which further promotes the development of the plant extracts market. As the world's major exporter of plant extracts, China's export value of plant extracts has been rising in recent years, and these plant extracts were more popular last year.


1. Yunzhi extract

Main role: support immunity, brain health

Mushroom extracts are seeing a huge uptick in the market with support for two high-profile health concerns, immunity and brain function. According to the latest statistics from NBJ, sales of some mushroom ingredients in the US market increased by as much as 70% in the first half of 2020, including Ganoderma lucidum, and Hericium Erinaceus, Yunzhi, and Chaga.


2. Echinacea Extract

Main function: improve immunity

In the European and American markets, Echinacea extract is a common flu drug ingredient comparable to "Isatidis Root". Echinacea is known as an "immune enhancer" and has been widely used in various infectious and immune diseases such as bronchial asthma, genital herpes, cancer, and AIDS.


3. Ferulic acid

Main role: brain health

The chemical name of Ferulic Acid is 4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamic acid, which is one of the derivatives of cinnamic acid. Ferulic acid can scavenge free radicals, promote the production of free radical scavenging enzymes, increase the activity of glutathione transsulfurase and quinone reductase, and inhibit the activity of tyrosinase to regulate human physiological functions.

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