Herb Source: Root of Genista tinctoria Linn and Sophora subprostrata Chun et T. Chen.
Active ingredient: Genistein
CAS No.: 446-72-0
Appearance: Greyish-white power, genistein belongs to the isoflavone class of flavonoids.
Molecular Formula: C15H10O5
Melting point &Solubility:mp297~298 degrees, soluble in DMSO, ethanol and the usual organic solvents, in dil alkalies with yellow color. Practically insol in water.
1. Genistein can bind to estrogen receptors, play a weak estrogen-like effects, increaes bone density, and prevent bone loss,to treat osteoporosis.
2. Genistein has certain anticancer effect,can kill various cancer cells without damaging the normal cells.
3. Genistein have anti-peroxidation activity, can increase the activity of low density lipoprotein receptor, reduce cholesterol levels, accelerated cholesterol removal, to reduce plasma lipid and anti-thrombosis.
4. Genistein has therapeutic potential against liver fibrosis by regulating PDGF and TGFß1.