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Echinacea, also known as coneflowers, are brightly hued flowers with distinguished, cone-shaped flower heads. Over 200 medicines in the world are derived from coneflower extracts. Echinacea processing was introduced by Native Americans who were interested in the plant's medicinal qualities.

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Evaporator for heat sensitive products

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Ultrasonic barbell for extraction

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Pilot ultrasonic extractor

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Cosmetic cream filler

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Automatic laboratory capsule filler

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Flower oil extraction machine

The production of “essential oils” has traditionally involved using heat and distillation to e...

Medicinal plant extraction machine

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Economic dispersing machine for emulsions and suspensions

For products of medium viscosity and relatively consistent par...

Ultra-fine dispersing machine for emulsions and suspensions

Producing the finest micro-emulsions and suspensions require...

Wiped film evaporator

With wiped film distillation, a substantial decrease of boiling temperature is obtained by reducing the...

Pilot multi-stage distiller

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Pilot wiped film distiller

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Pilot short path distiller

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Laboratory multi-stage distiller

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Laboratory wiped film distiller

Reach reliable conclusions testing the distillation of high-boiling or highly viscous materi...

Laboratory short path distiller

Get to reliable conclusions for the separation of high-boiling and heat-sensitive products u...

Horizontal thin film evaporators

Horizontal thin film evaporators can increase the residence time of the product and achieve...

Thin film dryers

Dry dissolved or slurried crystallizing or amorphous products to a pourable powder.

Short path evaporators

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Use high dielectric solvents for microwave-assisted extraction

In microwave-assisted extraction (MAE), the heat of microwave radiation reaches the plant material directly without being absorbed by the microwave transparent solvent in which the solid is placed. Meanwhile, most MAE operations use solvents with a high dielectric constant that absorbs microwave energy.

Heating generates a high vapor pressure breaching the cell wall and releasing the echinacea extract into the solvent. The same heat causes the residual moisture in the solid to evaporate.

Maceration with glycerol as an alternative echinacea extraction technique

Maceration is soaking the plant material in a liquid to extract its phenolic acids without subjecting it to thermal treatment.

A non-toxic polyol, Glycerol offers a viable extraction fluid option for extracts designed for pharmacological or dietary products. However, the compound registers a high level of viscosity, and 90% mass concentration is sufficient for echinacea processing.

Chicoric acid shows promise in functional foods preparation

Echinacea is rich in chicoric acid, a hydroxycinnamic acid with several pharmacological applications. The extract is used as an active ingredient in anti-inflammatory and anti-viral formulations.

Meanwhile, chicoric acid is also being explored as a base in preparing functional foods and supplements.

Echinacea extracts contain 38 taxa of bacteria

Echinacea Purpurea is the only species of the Echinacea plant with the capacity to bolster the immune system in humans.

This species, known as the purple coneflower, carries 38 different taxa of bacteria in its extracts. These bacteria help the plant’s extracts stimulate macrophages (a type of white blood cell) that strengthen immunity.

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