Origin of Chinese Plant Extracts - Shaanxi Province, China

- Aug 07, 2019-

Shaanxi Province has a treasure of natural plants, which is Qinling Mountain


Qinling Mountains, lie in the south of of Shaanxi Province, have a significant retarding effect on airflow. In summer, the humid ocean current is not easy to penetrate into the northwest, which makes the northern climate dry. In the winter, Qinling Mountains prevent the cold wave from entering the Hanzhong Basin and the Sichuan Basin.

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Therefore, Qinling Mountains have become the dividing line between the subtropical zone and the warm temperate zone, and have also become the dividing line between China and North and South.The northern part of the Qinling Mountains in Shaanxi Province clearly distributes the warm temperate mountain forest landscape. From low to high, there are four climates: warm temperate zone, temperate zone, cold temperate zone and sub-cold zone. From the foot of the mountain to the ridge are the deciduous forest belt, the birch forest belt, the coniferous forest belt and the alpine shrub meadow belt.


There are 197 families, 1007 genera and 3,446 species of seed plants in Qinling Mountains, accounting for 65.23% of the total number of similar families in China, 33.79% of the total genera, and 14.04% of the total species. Among them, there are 9 families, 23 genera and 45 species of gymnosperms in Qinling Mountains, accounting for 81.81%, 67.65% and 23.31% of the corresponding categories in China, respectively.

There are 3,401 species of 188 families and 984 genera of angiosperms in Qinling Mountains, accounting for 64.60%, 33.40%, and 13.96% of the corresponding categories in China. 26 kinds of Chinese key protected rare plants such as Huashan, Cercidiphyllum, Sinowilsonia, Golden Maple, Kingdonia uniflora, Stargrass, West Wheatgrass and Ophioglossaceae can be found in Qinling Mountains.


The number of herbal medicines that have been known in the Qinling Mountains is 1,119, of which 286 are listed in the Chinese Herbal Resources Survey Form.


Plant extraction in Shaanxi started early and has many technological innovations.


Shaanxi Province began research and practice of plant extraction as early as 1978, and in 1987 built the first plant active ingredient extraction plant in Chinese history in Qinling Mountains.


There are nearly 100 technical inventions in the field of plant extracts in Shaanxi Province, and it is also a well-known production site in the field of botanical drug extraction in the world. At the same time, among the plant medicines exported from China, one-third of the total output is produced using technology developed by Shaanxi Province. At present, there are more than 800 plant extract enterprises in Shaanxi, nearly 20,000 people work in this industry, and the number of plant extract products is more than 1,200.

Initially, Shaanxi plant extracts are known for Berberis julianae Schneid, Illigera rhodantha, Licorice, Flos Sophorae Immaturus, Ephedra, and Discorea nipponica Makino. Later, with the plant extracts such as Taxus chinensis, Hypericum perforatum, Silybum Marianum, Fructus Aurantii Immaturus, Tobacco Q10 and Polygonum cuspidatum, it has established the leading position of plant extract.


Xi'an Green Life Co.,Ltd is located in Shaanxi province, Establishing a GMP botanical extracting factory at the foot of Qinling Mountains. Please send your inquiry to sales1@gl-herb.com if you need any help.