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Cyanotis extract powder

  • Latin Name:   Cyanotis arachnoidea
  • Synonyms:   Cyanotis arachnoidea extract
  • Part of Used:   herbs
  • Specifications:   20-β-Hydroxyecdysterone 95%HPLC/20-β-Hydroxyecdysterone 90%HPLC
  • Appearance:   Light yellow crystalline powder/White fine powder
  • Application:   Medicine, food additive, dietary supplement
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Product name

Cyanotis extract powder

Latin Name

Cyanotis arachnoidea

Active ingredients



Cyanotis arachnoidea extract


Light yellow crystalline powder

Part used



20-β-Hydroxyecdysterone 95%HPLC/20-β-Hydroxyecdysterone 90%HPLC/20-β-Hydroxyecdysterone 50%HPLC


400 to 600 mg per day.

Main benefits

Improves transmition of impulse interneuronal,Improves blood circulation in muscles and brain

Applied industries

Medicine, food additive, dietary supplement

What is Cyanotis extract powder?

Herbs perennial; roots fibrous. Main stem undeveloped, short; fertile stems arising from beneath leaf rosette, diffuse, creeping, 20--80 cm. Leaves in a basal rosette and cauline; rosulate leaf blade linear, 8--35 × 0.5--1.5 cm; cauline leaf blade on fertile stems much shorter, to 7 cm, abaxially rather densely arachnoid. Cincinni often several, forming both terminal and axillary heads, sessile or on peduncle to 4 cm; bracts 7--8 mm. Sepals connate at base, linear-lanceolate, ca. 5 mm, abaxially arachnoid. Petals blue-purple, blue, or white, ca. 6 mm. Filaments blue arachnoid. Capsule broadly oblong, trigonous, ca. 2.5 mm, densely hirsutulous at apex. Seeds gray-brown, pitted. Fl. Jun--Sep, fr. Oct.

By streams, humid ravines and rocks; near sea level to 2700 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, SW Guizhou, Hainan (Baoting Xian, Chengmai Xian), SW Jiangxi (Longnan Xian), Taiwan, C and S Yunnan [India, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam].

The roots are used as medicine for stimulating blood circulation, as a muscle and joint relaxant, and for relieving rheumatoid arthritis.

Chemical constituents of Cyanotis extract powder

The principal constituents of the whole plant are ecdysteroids (5 beta-cholest-6-on-7-ene derivatives) and flavonoids. Also polyacetylenes and triterpenes have been isolated from different parts of the plant (Girault et. al. 1984, Szendrei et. al. 1984, Varga et al. 1986 and 1990). Of the isolated compounds, only 20-β-Hydroxyecdysterone  is currently considered to play an important role in the action of this plant. (Syrov and Kurmukov 1976). The main flavonoides are 6-methoxy-kampferol, patuletin, isorhamnetin-glycoside and quercetin-5-glycoside. All leaf and root samples contained 20-hydroxyecdysone as a main compound of Cyanotis arachnoidea. The 20-β-Hydroxyecdysterone of the roots ranged from 0.12 to 0.20%, being higher than that of the leaves.

Function of 20-β-Hydroxyecdysterone:

During the human organism adaptive response to stress factors, the role of ecdysterone consists primarily of the activation of a synthesis of various proteins. For instance , repeated physical stress of muscles triggers an adaptive synthesis of oxidative enzymes and the formation of contractile proteins in muscle cells and the growth of new muscle capillaries. This occurs with the participation of testosterone - it is this hormone which activates the genes controlling protein synthesis. During exhaustive physical exercise, the testosterone concentration in the blood stream drops. Ecdysterone can then become an effective substitute for the missing testosterone, displaying its anabolic activity and promoting the adaptation to physical stress.


Benefits of taking Cyanotis extract powder supplements:

Cyanotis arachnoidea is an old folk medicine for fatigue. It has been traditionally used as a stimulant, for overcoming impotence, and to assist convalescence from long illness. Russian and Eastern researchers have found that Cyanotis arachnoidea has a beneficial effect on memory and learning, and can help break addictive behaviours. It increases working capacity in tired skeletal muscles, relieves neurosis, and benefits anabolic and adaptogenic processes Gadzhieva, R.M. et al. (1995). It enhances speed, strength, and functioning of the muscle system. Cyanotis arachnoidea extract has been used by Eastern Bloc athletes as a natural anabolic, adaptogen, and bio-stimulant.

Some applications

>Contributes to an increase of muscle mass;

>Reinforces contractions of the heart muscles;

>Improves blood circulation in muscles and brain;

>Increases resistance to oxygen starvation;

>Elevates the ability and mobility of spermatozoids in vitro;

>Accelerates sexual maturity and the first pregnancy of female animals;

>Prevents development of experimental hyper and hypoglycemia, leukocytosis, leucopoenia, erythrocytosis and erythropenit;

>Improves transmition of impulse interneuronal;

>Neutralizes the suppressive effect;

>Restores the capacity to focus, concentrate and perform mental work in men while mentally fatigued;

Side effects and safety of Cyanotis extract powder

In doses up to 40 mg/kg the extract was non-toxic. In certain doses in mice and rats Leuzea carthamoides exerted a moderate central stimulation action, increased ambulating and rearing, increased central nervous excitability and improved learning and memory without any pronounced side-effects (Petkov 1984).

Dosage of Cyanotis extract powder


A typical dose would be 400 to 600 mg per day.