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High Quality Lithospermum Root Extract / Gromwell Root Extract - Shikonin

Purchase Qty.:
1-99 100+
FOB Unit Price: US $100 US $80
Purchase Qty. (kg) FOB Unit Price
1-99 US $100
100+ US $80
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Production Capacity: 1, 00mt Per Year
Transport Package: 25kgs/Drum
Payment Terms: L/C, T/T, Money Gram

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Basic Info
  • Model NO.: GRS
  • Color: Purple
  • Odor: Odorless
  • Part: Root
  • Specification: Extract
  • HS Code: 29389090
  • Raw Material: Plants
  • Form: Powder
  • Taste: Characteristic
  • Trademark: Fraken
  • Origin: China
Product Description

CAS No: 517-89-5
Appearance: Purple powder
Molecular Formula: C16H16O5
Molecular Weight: 288.31
Herb Sourse: Root of lithospermum
Content: 30%, 98%
Assay Method: UV
Specification: 30%, 98% by UV
Melting Point: 147~149° C
Size: 100% pass 80mesh

Shikonin was the first commercial product from cell cultures.
Biomass production
Biochemical production,
Isolation of stable high producing cell clones
Use of a two-stage production system.

Packing: 1kg~5kg / aluminum foil vacuum bag; 25kg drum. Or as per your requirement
Shelf life: 2 years.
Delivery time: Within 2 weeks after receiving your repayment.
Storage: Store at dry place.

Lithospermum root extract as perennial herb is a kind of boraginaceae. It can be classified according to its original places such as Xinjiang Arnebia euchroma(Royle), Johnst, Lithospermum erythrorhizon Sieb. Et Zucc and Inner Mongolia Arnebia guttata Bunge. These can also be called accordingly soft lithospermum, hard lithospermum and Inner Mongolia lithospermum.

English name: Lithospermum root extract;

Character: Dark red or dark black liquid or paste, having a characteristic odor and a bitter taste;

Effects: The medicinal part we used is the dried root. It helps regulate body temperature and helps with good heart and liver funtionality. It is often used in cooling down and invigorating blood cirticulation, promoting eruption and detoxification; It is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat symptoms such as heat blood and toxic type, black macula, measles without adequate eruption, sore and rash, Burns, eczema, erysipelas and carbuncle ulcer. Modern researches have shown that shikonin has other pharmacological effects such as anti-bacteria and anti-inflammatory, improving microcirculation system function, anti-cancer and contraception. The shikonin has been listed in Science News of Japan as one of the three bio-medicines with inhibiting HIV.

Shikonin is a kind of α -derivations which takes on a clear red color under neutral and acid conditions with a strong absorbance under UV-visible region. It is widely used in cosmetics, food and printing and dyeing industry. It does much assistance in making skin white, tender, healthy and curing burns and blister. Shikonin has an overwhelming advance among medicinal herbs used in cosmetics such as preventing freckles, age spots, rough skin, psoriasis, acne, anti-inflammatory and absorbing UV spectra. It can also resist plenty of bacteria. Researches show that consolidate cosmetics' functions can obviously be improved such as anti-bacteria, anti-inflammatory, smoothing and anti-UV radiation if taking shikonin as cosmetics' additives.

Service we can provide:
1. Mixed container, we can mix different items in one container.
2. Quality control, before shipment, free sample for test. After shipment, keep sample for 3 years
3. Prompt shipment with professional documents
4. Packing as your request, with photo before shipment.

To get more information, just feel free to contact with us. Thanks.
Mr. Liu
Qingdao fraken international trading Co., Ltd
Address: RM1005 post mansion yan'an three road, qingdao, China
Tel: 0086 532 83899718
Fax: 0086 532 83623236





Dark red to black liquid or paste, having a characteristic odor and a bitter taste


a. Identification
b. Identification

Complies with the shikonin reference standard



Loss on drying

≤ 10.0%


Heavy metals

≤ 50 ppm



≤ 2 ppm



The color of the sample spot should be not darker than the standard solution


Total ash

≤ 1.0%


Assay(shikonin C16H16O5)

30.0% ~ 65.0%


Total naphthoquinone

42% ~ 53%
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