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Plant Extracts Help Fight the Flu
- Nov 14, 2018 -

Recently, China CDC issued a paper saying that both north and south of China have entered the peak period of influenza winter epidemic recently. The proportion of outpatient and emergency influenza-like cases reported by hospitals is higher than the same period in the past three years. The positive rate of influenza virus detection has reached the peak level in previous years, and it is still on the rise.

Influenza is a respiratory disease caused by virus infection, it has the characteristics of strong infectious, rapid transmission, a wide range of susceptible populations. Every season, the flu spread easily among the crowd, especially for the elderly and children. So, among the many kinds of natural plant extracts, which one can help us prevent the flu?


1, Green Tea Extract (Tea Polyphenols)

Tea polyphenols is a general term for polyphenols in tea, including flavanols, anthocyanins, flavonoids, flavanols and phenols. Mainly for flavanols (catechins) category, catechins accounted for 60 to 80%. In addition to anti-oxidation of tea polyphenols, but also has antibacterial effects, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis and other inhibitory effect.

Japanese researchers have developed a new type of anti-influenza drug using a green tea plant extract. Animal experiments show that the drug's inhibition of influenza virus infection is comparable to the anti-influenza drug Tamiflu.

The researchers' analysis showed that the processed green tea plant extract EGCG did prevent the virus from invading the cells, and even if the virus successfully invaded, it could inhibit its proliferation in the cells.


2, St John's Wort Extract

St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum L.), also known as Melaleuca, Hypericum, often use the whole plant to medicine. Hypericum perforatum taste bitter, it can be used for heat detoxification and regulating menstruation. St John's Wort extract can be used as a safe neurotrophic products, prevention and treatment of depression regulation of affective disorders and mood disorders, elimination of tension and depression, restore self-confidence and also for improving sleep, Hypericum perforatum extract’active ingredient hypericin has significant anti-DNA , RNA virus,so it can act directly on the virus such as bird flu, swine fever and foot-and-mouth disease virus, DAN, interfere with the virus replication, reproduction and strong inhibitory effect on the virus.贯叶连翘提取物

Since ancient times, Chinese medical use so many kinds of Chinese herbals to prevent influenza and fruitful, others like the Astragalus Root Extract, Honeysuckle Flower Extract, ect. . Modern medicine has also placed many researches on this, in general, the plant components of flavonoids, polyphenols, polysaccharides, alkaloids have a more direct effect on influenza virus. Our company is professional to provide a variety of natural plant functional ingredients and pigment products. Pls check our official website for more information or contact us directly through email.