Cactus Botanics Investigates Helicidum Extracted from Helicid hilagirica Beed

A recent study by the Institute of Material Medica, Tsinghua University, Beijing published in the JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY B 832 (2006) 185-190, available online 10 February 2006, has provided information regarding the stability of Helicidum in animal's plasma and how Helicidum is metabolized in the dog's body.

From the research, it has been determiend that Helicidum, (A) formaldehydephenlyl-O-Beta-d-pyranosyl alloside, is a main component from fruits of Helicid hilagirica Beed. In China, the material is often used in clinics to treat various syndromes, acting with high efficiency and limited side effects and toxicity.

There are two metabolites of Helidicum identified from the dog plasma after the material was ingested. They are (B) formylphenyl-O-Beta-d-pyranosyl alloside; (C) hydroxylmethylphenyl-O-Beta-d-pyranosyl alloside.

Cactus Botanics thinks Helicidum is a promising ingredient for a variety of applications, so it has already developed the production process to extract Helicidum from Helicid hilagirica Beed and the Helicidum content could reach 95% by HPLC. However, Cactus Botanics is still doing research to establish more substantiation.

If you have any interest in this ingredient or have supporting documentation to provide, please don't hesitate to contact: [email protected]

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