It will become a new hot spot in the world drug market and R&D
25% of the chemicals produced worldwide are originally derived from plants.The most famous ones are aspirin, quinine, foxglove, vinblastine and taxol.
Currently, there are two trends in the development of botanicals:One is the component research method represented by the United States (ie, the method of western medicine, the single-molecule structure drug refined by plants), and the second is the component research method of the EU countries represented by Germany.Compared with the component research method, this method is more convenient for commercial development and more in line with the reality of the Chinese botanical drug industry.
As the European botanical market has developed more maturely from the aspects of policies and regulations, technical level and consumer psychology, it is a convenient way for domestic enterprises to enter the international botanical market through the EU.
Demand as a natural health product will continue to grow
Recent studies have shown that a large number of "modern diseases" such as coronary heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes in modern society have a great relationship with people's daily diet. It is recognized that certain natural plant extracts may have health care or even have the effect of preventing and treating certain diseases, and it is better to take medicines than to use natural health foods to prevent diseases.
International demand for botanicals is growing. Consumer demand for organically grown herbs is growing, and this trend will continue; plant formulas with sufficient scientific evidence are increasing, helping to bring the distance between health food stores and the mass market closer.
Monk fruit extract is derived from the pulp of the fruit and is used to sweeten foods and beverages without the calories of sugar. In addition, the extract appears to lower both blood sugar and blood lipids in experimental models of animal diabetes.The active sweet substances appear to be the mogrosides which are about 2- 300 times the as sweet as table sugar. The mogrosides also function as antioxidants, potentially limiting the oxidative damage caused by high levels of blood glucose.