Extract refers to a substance that has been extracted or processed from a material using an appropriate solvent or method. The functions of extraction are multi-faceted and can be divided into two levels: extraction can reduce volume or flux, change the shape, and facilitate packaging, storage, transportation, use, etc., which is called "morphological change function"; extraction can enrich Target substances, improving efficacy, improving performance, etc., are called "performance improvement functions", that is, advanced functions.
According to the different properties of the raw materials of the extract, it can be divided into plant extract, animal extract, fungus extract, etc. Among them, plant extracts use plant materials as raw materials and can be used for health promotion or other purposes.
The so-called herbal extracts in the international market refer to extracts derived from medicinal plants or herbal medicines for the purpose of improving health.
With the expansion of the application scope of plant extracts and the improvement of application requirements, a large number of modern new technologies, new equipment, and new materials have been applied in this field. Come out, herbal extracts have become a key link in technology and quality control in the natural health industry chain. This link, provides a guarantee for the safety, effectiveness, stability, controllability, and uniformity of natural health products, especially in guaranteeing The uniformity of the product has obvious advantages. The "advanced function" of herbal extracts is its value and the internal driving force for its industrialization development.
Chinese herbal medicine extracts include extracts from traditional Chinese medicine and various medicinal plants (such as Echinacea) and medicinal fungi (such as Poria) currently used at home and abroad, including traditional Chinese medicine extracts and herbal extracts.