Introduction of Pygeum Africanum Extract
Pygeum africanum is a large evergreen tree found in central and southern Africa. The extracts from the pygeum bark contain several compounds thought to be helpful in prostate health.
Pygeum extracts have been used for more than 40 years in France, Germany, and Austria for patients suffering with prostate enlargement. Benign prostatic hyperplasia,a nonmalignant enlargement of the prostate that occurs in most men over 60, can lead to urinary frequency and nocturia. Frequent interruption of sleep leads to daytime tiredness.
The pharmacologic use of Pygeum africanum for the treatment of BPH has been growing steadily and a well-known herb used for this purpose is saw palmetto. Pygeum africanum extract of the African prune tree, pygeum africanum, is one of several herbal agents used by many men who have BPH.
Function of Pygeum Africanum Extract
1.Pygeum Africanum extract can inhibite benign prostatic hypertrophy and cancer of the prostate.
2.Pygeum bark extract can protecte the bladder smooth muscle against cellular damage caused by ischemia and reperfusion.
3.Pygeum Africanum extract can restore secretory activity of prostate epithelium.
4.Pygeum Africanum extract powder can clear bladder neck urethral obstruction, significantly improving urologic symptoms and flow measures.
5.Pygeum Africanum extract can be used for incontinence, urine retention, polyuria or frequent urination, dysuria.
Application of Pygeum Africanum Extract
A major emerging application linked to the discovery of the hypo-cholesterolemiant effect of phytosterols.
A presence of phytosterols in cosmetic compositions for more than 20 years. A more recent trend for the development of phytosterols as specific cosmetic actives.Such as Emollient,Skin Feel, Emulsifier
Pharmaceutical Raw Material :
An application developed in the 1970s, based on the shift from saponins to phytosterols as bulk materials for steroid synthesis with initial work focused on chemically degraded stigmasterols and more recent developments concerning other phytosterols degraded by fermentation.