Plant extraction refers to a substance or the desirable active properties that are removed from the plant
tissues or a plant tissue. This is usually done by treating the plant with a solvent so that may be useful for
Use of plant extraction
Plant extraction may be useful in various sectors such as food and functional properties as
texturizer or antioxidant.
It may be used in additives, pharmaceutical for preventive or curative types of therapeutic
properties or even for functional or cosmetic properties that promotes well-being and beauty.
The plant extraction is defined for cosmetic uses such as it is used for hair system, epidermis, lips, nails
and external organs or with the teeth, the oral cavity, changing appearance, perfuming or correcting body
odors or eve safeguarding them and maintaining them in proper conditions.
Plant extraction or any other extract is common, but differs with each sector depending on its chemical
needs and description. Though different sectors show different forms and different technologies are used
based on the stability and solubility, different claims, different regulation and unique problems are
experienced. Thus the manufacturers take good care so that the end users are not troubled and the product
Qualification of plant extract
Plant extraction is being done for various purposes and the methods also vary as per the demand. A plant
extract should also respect:
The constraints of quality with respect to allergens, irradiation, activity, adulteration, toxicity,
stability, activity, traceability, sustainable resources, etc.
The physical and chemical request with respect to the description such as physical recognition,
TLC, genotype and also as nitrates, heavy metals, solvents, residues such as pesticides, additives
or foreign bodies.
The regulation is with respect to the solvent, legal uses, environmental conditions and
components, labeling, claims, registration or organic grades, certification, etc.