Views: 11 Author: golden horizon biologics Publish Time: 2018-08-01 Origin: Site
Marigold (Tagetes erecta L) is an annual herbaceous plant of the genus marigold of the compositae family. Marigold, originally from South America, has been used as a source of essential oil for the perfume and industry known as tagette or "marigold oil", and as a flavorant in the food and tobacco industries. It is commonly cultivated in South Africa, where the species is also a useful pioneer plant in the reclamation of disturbed land.
Marigold Extract is one of many plant extracts. Marigold extract means using a specific way to extract its active ingredient lutein. Lutein is a yellow plant pigment in the carotenoid family. Yellow and orange vegetables have only trace amounts of lutein; large amounts are found in green vegetables like broccoli, collard greens, kale, and spinach.
Lutein is also available as a supplement made from marigold flowers. Lutein is part of the zanthophyll( Zanthophyll family of pigments, which also includes astaxanthin and canthaxanthin ). Because they do not have the pro-vitamin A activity of beta carotene, these "other" carotenoids have been over-looked until recently.
Natural Lutein could be used as nutritional supplement, protect the skin from sun damage, prevent LDL cholesterol from oxidizing, lower risk of heart disease, lutein also inhibiting lung cancer, prostate cancer and ovarian cancers, and inhibiting breast tumor, lutein also Prevents clogged arteries, lutein Delays lung aging, Lutein Combats arthritis, lutein Promote Eye Health and protect eyes, so Lutein can help decrease Night Blindness and vision ability in darkness.
Therefore, marigold extract is widely used in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics area, feminine health, especially in animal feed additives industry.
In the future, the new research of GHB Lab cancer would discover more new character and applications of Lutein.