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Fructus Cnidii P. E.

Cremocarp, ellipsoidal, 2-4 mm long, about 2 mm in diameter




Product description

English Name:Fructus Cnidii P. E.
Latin Name:Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson
Plant Description: Cremocarp, ellipsoidal, 2-4 mm long, about 2 mm in diameter. Externally greyish-yellow or greyish-brown, with 2 outcurved stylopods at the summit, and sometimes with a fine fruit stalk at the base. Dorsal surface of mericarps with five thin and longitudinal ridges, commissural surface flattened, with two brown and slightly raised longitudinal ribs. Pericarp lax and fragile, easily rubbed off, seed small, greyish-brown and oily.
Use part:Fruit
Specification:Osthole 50%
Test Method: HPLC
Molecular Formula: C15H16O3
Molecular Mass: 244.29
CAS NO: 484-12-8

Osthole (C15H16O3=244.29)

Standard of quality:

Item Specification Test result
Assay ( HPLC) Osthole≥50% 51.2%
Appearance Fine Bright red orange powder Conformed
Odor/Tast Characteristic Conformed
Bulk Density 0.45g/ml-0.55g/ml 0.50g/ml
Mesh 80 mesh 100% pass
Chemical & physical control
Loss on drying ≤5% 3.25%
Ash ≤5% 2.65%
Solvents residue
Heavy metals ≤10ppm Conformed
  Pb ≤2ppm Conformed
 As ≤2ppm Conformed
Pesticides Residue Negative Conformed
Microbiological control
Total Plate Count ≤1000cfu/g Conformed
Yeast & mold ≤100cfu/g Conformed
Salmonella Negative Conformed
E.Coli Negative Conformed


Standard of quality:
Action: To warm the kidney and promote virility, to remove damp, to dispel wind, and to kill parasites.
Storage:Store in cool &dry place. Keep away from strong light and heat.
Shelf life:2 years when properly stored.
Packing:Double plastic bag of foodstuff inside, cardboard drum outside, (25kg/drum).

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