The Main Active Ingredients Contained In Angelica
1. Volatile oil
The volatile oil contained in Angelica contains different components in different parts, among which the content of ligustilide is the highest, followed by butenyl lactone. Angelica volatile oil has anti-platelet aggregation, neuroprotection and analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.
2. Ferulic acid
The chemical name of ferulic acid is 4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamic acid, which is one of the derivatives of cinnamic acid. Ferulic acid can scavenge free radicals, promote the production of free radical scavenging enzymes, increase the activity of glutathione S-transferase and purine reductase, and inhibit tyrosinase activity to regulate human physiology.
3. Angelica polysaccharide
Angelica is rich in polysaccharides. Polysaccharide is the main water-soluble component of Angelica extract. The main components of Angelica polysaccharide are glucose, rhamnose, mannose, arabinose, galactose, etc. The main component of acid polysaccharide is uronic acid. Monosaccharides form a polysaccharide by polymerization, and the composition and ratio thereof are different. Angelica polysaccharide has many functions such as promoting blood circulation, anti-tumor and regulating immunity, and its application has been paid more and more attention.
4. Amino acid
Amino acids are the basic substances that make up the protein needed for animal nutrition. It is an organic compound containing a basic amino group and an acidic carboxyl group. The amino group attached to the α-carbon is an α-amino acid. The amino acids constituting the protein are mostly α-amino acids. Angelica contains at least 16 kinds of amino acids, of which arginine lysine, valine, tryptophan and leucine are essential amino acids that the human body cannot synthesize by itself.