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The development history of plant extracts

Our country's plant extracts are derived from the traditional Chinese medicine industry, and the overall development time is relatively late. In the 1970s, some Chinese herbal medicine factories began to use mechanical equipment to extract active ingredients, but only as part of the production, plant extracts have not yet been mass-produced. It was not until the 1990s that the international trend of returning to nature rose, and people began to use natural plant products. During this period, my country's foreign trade rose, and our country's plant extract industry gradually improved. In the 21st century, with the application of more advanced extraction methods such as enzymatic extraction, ultrasound, supercritical extraction, membrane separation technology, microwave extraction technology, etc., the yield of extracts has been greatly improved, and my country’s plant extract industry has entered Golden development period. During the period from 2010 to 2015, the production capacity and export volume of plant extracts have grown steadily and rapidly every year, and the proportion of plant extracts in the export of Chinese medicine has also increased a lot. Since 2016, the market situation of plant extracts has undergone some changes