1、Apocynum Venetum Fiber
Being the king of the wild fiber, the apocynum venetum fiber is a new functional fiber material unique to China; it is as soft as cotton, as breathable as linen, as smooth as silk, and with natural far-infrared and pharmic function. As a superior material of top-grade textiles and clothing, the apocynum venetum fiber not only has a better antibacterial function, but also works well in regulating blood pressure, lowering blood lipids, fighting against allergies, improving the body’s microcirculation, and enhancing immune response.
Flavonoids have aroused people’s attention because of its natural biological activity. Possessing various physiology functions and medical values, flavonoids are widely applied in the industry of food and pharmacy. As the main material for cardio-cerebral-vascular drugs, flavonoids have diverse efficacies, such as anti-tumor effect, anti-virus effect, anti-oxidation effect, and anti-mutant hypoglycemic effect; flavonoids also work well in regulating estrogen, protecting the nervous system, and improving memory. It is recorded in Chinese Pharmacopoeia (the edition of 2005) that apocynum venetum is conducive to clearing heat, promoting dieresis, calming the liver and soothing the nerves; besides, it is helpful in relieving hypertension, dizziness, palpitation, and insomnia. Previous studies have shown that the flavonoids contained in apocynum venetum are superior to the ones in ginkgo flavones.
The development of active oligosaccharides has drawn special attention both in academia and industrial circles. As the bifidus growth factor, active oligosaccharides are different from microecology fungus whose efficacy may be easily affected by oxygen or acid; active oligosaccharides can be taken with antibiotics, and they are not prone to inactivation. With the advantage of low production cost, active oligosaccharides also work well in coordinating intestines, lowering blood lipids, and enhancing immune response. In Japan, as well as in Europe, active oligosaccharides have been widely used as food additives and food ingredients.