Product Name:Bellflower Extract
Latin Name: Platycodon grandiflorus (Jacq.) A. DC.
Specification Ratio: 4:1~20:1;
Part Used: fruit
Appearance: Brown Yellow Powder
Test Method: TLC
Application :Use for health care product and food additive;
Advantage :Manufacture special offer;
Certificate: KOSHER, HALAL, ISO,ORGANIC CERTIFICATE;
What is Bellflower Extract?
Platycodon grandiflorus (from Ancient Greek πλατύς "wide" and κώδων "bell") is a species of herbaceous flowering perennial plant of the family Campanulaceae, and the only member of the genus Platycodon. It is native to East Asia (China, Korea, Japan, and the Russian Far East). It is commonly known as balloon flower (referring to the balloon-shaped flower buds), Chinese bellflower, or platycodon.
Bellflower extract is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Campanulaceae, and the only species in the plant genus Platycodon. It usually grows up to 50 cm in height and has erect stems arising from a thick root.The plant has bluish-green, oval, toothed leaves and large, balloon-shaped flower buds that open into a bell-shaped flower with five petal lobes. The flowers are usually blue but can also come in different colors including white.
Plant Parts Used: In the past, the whole plant was used as herbal medicine and collected in the wild. Today it is only the root that is used medicinally and for the last few decades, it has been commercially cultivated in China.The bellflower root extract are harvested in the spring or autumn from two or three-year-old plants. In Japan, the young leaves are eaten and used in salads and in Korea the roots with the outer bark removed, are used in soups, pickled, or preserved in syrup. The root has a somewhat bitter taste.
Balloon Flower Facts
|Scientific Name||Platycodon grandiflorus|
|Native||East Asia (China, Korea, Japan and East Siberia)|
|Common Names||Korean bellflower, Chinese bellflower, Japanese bellflower, common balloon flower, or balloon flower, Blue balloon flower|
|Name in Other Languages||Chinese: Líng dāng huā (铃当花), jie geng (桔梗)|
English: Chinese-bellflower, Balloon flower, Platycodon, jie geng
French: Platycodon à grandes fleures
German: Großblütige Ballonblume, Ballonblume
Korean: Doraji, toraji
|Plant Growth Habit||Herbaceous flowering perennial plant|
|Growing Climate||Found growing in dry meadows, rocky places among shrubs or in forest clearings|
|Soil||Prefers nutrient-rich, moist, well-drained, sandy soil, light, medium moisture, organically rich. Avoid wet or poorly-drained soils.|
|Plant Size||60 cm (24 in) tall by 30 cm (12 in) wide|
|Leaf||Alternate, bright green leaves grow along the stems. This is a clump-forming plant|
|Flowering Periods||Jul to August|
|Flower||Lavender-blue to white flowers have a thick rubbery texture and are 5 to 7 cm (2 to 3 inches) across. Flower bud swells up into a puff and slowly opens, passing through a bell shape to a swept back star with five petals, joined at the base|
|Fruit Shape & Size||Five-valved seedpod|
|Taste||Bitter, pungent, Acrid|
|Plant Parts Used||Whole plant, root|
|Available Forms||Tea or tincture|
|Varieties/Types||• Platycodon grandiflorus Astra series|
• Platycodon grandiflorus Fuji series
• Platycodon grandiflorus “Komachi”
• Platycodon grandiflorus “Sentimental Blue”
|Season||Aug to September|
|Appearance||Brown Yellow fine powder|
|Paiticle size||Pass 80 mesh|
|Loss on drying||≤5%|
|Total Plate Count||<10000cfu/g or <1000cfu/g(Irradiation)|
|Yeast & Mold||<1000cfu/g or 100cfu/g(Irradiation)|
Bellflower Root Benefits:
The platycodon grandiflorum root extract and purified platycoside compounds (saponins) from the roots of Platycodon grandiflorum may exhibit neuroprotective, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-allergy, improved insulin resistance, and cholesterol-lowering properties.
The most commonly known benefit of bellflower extract relates to its impact on the respiratory system. The expectorant properties of the flower's root can help to ease congestion by breaking up phlegm and mucus, which can help relieve colds faster, and eliminate the bacteria and other pathogens that can thrive in mucus build-up. Furthermore, the anti-inflammatory ability of balloon flower can soothe sore throats and prevent chest conditions, such as bronchitis.
If you happen to suffer from an upset stomach, ulcers, dysentery, or any other gastrointestinal issue, you can count on the balloon flower herb to quickly remedy this pain and discomfort. These ulcer-resistant abilities mainly come from the saponins located in the root of balloon flowers. Furthermore, the anti-inflammatory aspect of this herb can help to regulate digestion and lessen symptoms of hemorrhoids.
Kyung-Jun Jang, Hong Ki Kim, (et al.), Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Dongeui University College of Oriental Medicine, Busan, South Korea, published a study in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine, which stated that the antioxidant compounds found in the root of balloon flowers makes them very effective at neutralizing free radicals. These are the dangerous byproducts of cellular respiration that can cause cellular mutation and a wide range of chronic diseases, including cancers!
Immune System Booster
Aside from the immune response of antioxidants that bellflower root extract possesses, it can also stimulate the regular immune system to lower your chances of contracting the common cold or influenza.
While these studies have thus far been conducted outside of human test subjects, balloon flower has shown an impressive ability to lower “bad” cholesterol levels and increase “good” cholesterol levels, which results in a lowered chance of developing atherosclerosis, which in turn lowers your chances of suffering a heart attack or a stroke.
Liver flukes are foul little parasites that can affect many different species, including humans. Balloon flowers have shown an ability in the past to protect against various types of parasites, including those in the liver, increasing the organ’s efficiency and boosting your overall metabolism.
Due to its general analgesic qualities, balloon flower root has often been prescribed for general pain and inflammation, such as that following an injury or surgery, as well as for patients that suffer from gout, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions. The active ingredients acts quickly on various parts of the body, providing both internal and external pain relief.
Some reports have suggested that consuming bellflower root extract can significantly reduce the severity of allergic reactions by inhibiting some of the histamines that are released by the body when certain substances are encountered. This could be great news for people with chronic or seasonal allergies!
Bellflower Root Uses:
Bellflower roots are rich in vitamins and minerals and often used as herbs in alternative medicine. The root also contains platycodon and saponin, which are used to cure ulcers and coughs, as well as to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
1. Applied in the food field, it has become a new raw material which used in food and beverage industry;
2. Applied in the health product field;
3. Applied in the pharmaceutical field.
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