Geranium sanguineum is a herbaceous perennial plant from the Geraniaceae family, with well developed roots. Freshly cut, the roots are pink while after several minutes, they become red. After washing, the roots are dried on air or in dryers at a temperature of 40-45oC. The dried roots are red-brown on the outside and with red tinge on the inside. The plant contains flavonoids, catechin tannins, polyfenol acids, condensed tanins, sesquiterpene lactones and others.
Definition: Product from dried roots of the plant Geranium sanguineum.
Characteristics: Red-brown to brown amorphous powder, with specific odour.
Content of active substancies:
Tannic compounds, determined as tannin, based on dry substance, %, not less than: 25.0
Polyphenols, determined as catechins, based on dry substance, %: 22.5 to 27.5
Anthocyanins, total, based on dry substance, %, not less than, %: 0.3
Control: The qualitative indices of the product are controlled in accordance with the company documentation, where assay methods and their validity concerning linearity and repetition are included.
Storage: Store in dry and cool places, away from direct sunlight.
Shelf life: 3 (three) years from the date of production.
Application: It is used alone or in combination with other plant extracts in production of food or feed additives.
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