Fructus Cnidii P. E.
English Name：Fructus Cnidii P. E. Latin Name：Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson Plant Description: Cremocarp, ellipsoidal, 2-4 mm long, about 2 mm in diameter. Externally greyish-yellow or greyish-brown, with 2 outcurved stylopods at the summit, and sometimes with a fine fruit stalk at the base. Dorsal surface of mericarps with five thin and longitudinal ridges, commissural surface flattened, with two brown and slightly raised longitudinal ribs. Pericarp lax and fragile, easily rubbed off, seed small, greyish-brown and oily. Use part：Fruit Specification：Osthole 50% Test Method: HPLC Molecular Formula: C15H16O3 Molecular Mass: 244.29 CAS NO: 484-12-8 Structure: Osthole (C15H16O3=244.29) Standard of quality: Item Specification Test result Assay ( HPLC) Osthole≥50% 51.2% Appearance Fine Bright red orange powder Conformed Odor/Tast Characteristic Conformed Bulk Density 0.45g/ml-0.55g/ml 0.50g/ml Mesh 80 mesh 100% pass Chemical & physical control Loss on drying ≤5% 3.25% Ash ≤5% 2.65% Solvents residue Heavy metals ≤10ppm Conformed Pb ≤2ppm Conformed As ≤2ppm Conformed Pesticides Residue Negative Conformed Microbiological control Total Plate Count ≤1000cfu/g Conformed Yeast & mold ≤100cfu/g Conformed Salmonella Negative Conformed E.Coli Negative Conformed Standard of quality: Action: To warm the kidney and promote virility, to remove damp, to dispel wind, and to kill parasites. Storage：Store in cool &dry place. Keep away from strong light and heat. Shelf life：2 years when properly stored. Packing：Double plastic bag of foodstuff inside, cardboard drum outside, (25kg/drum).