Blumea Balsamifera (L-Borneol/L-Borneolum)
Blumea Balsamifera (L-Borneol/L-Borneolum)
|Botanical source||Blumea Balsamifera (L.) DC.|
|Other names||Aipian, Bing Pian, Borneol, Natural Borneolum, Natural L- Borneol , Blumea Balsamifera Extract, Laevo-Borneol, sambong, L-Borneo camphor|
|Part used||Leaf, stems|
Flake,bulk,or crystal form
|Assistant Contents||Camphor≤1%, Isoborneol ≤1‰|
|Benefits||refresh mind, clear heat and alleviate pain.|
|dosage||0.15~0.3 g for external application or internal use upon specific conditions|
|Applied industries||Medicines,pharmaceuticals,supplements,food additives,cosmetics|
What is L-borneolum?
L-borneolum, popularly known as Natural Borneolum, Natural L- Borneol and Ai Pian in Chinese, naturally extracted from plant Blumea Balsamifera (L.) DC, may be relatively new to the Western countries, and there is no much information available from Wikipedia or other authorities. However, L-borneolum has been used in ancient China for hundred years for various beneficial purposes, such as enlighten & refresh the brain,clear heat, and relive pain. In addition, l-borneol is often used for fever coma, convulsions, stroke /Apoplexy phlegm syncope, Qi Depression suddensyncope, hot eyes, sore throat, purulent ears, etc, and has been registered in Chinese pharmacopoeia 2005 and 2010.
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There are three forms of borneolums, d-borneolum,L- borneolum and DL- borneolum,Synthetic borneolum is the largest commercial form on the market due to high cost of natural borneolum. The synthetic borneolum price is lower than USD10/KG while natural L-borneolum is more than several hundred dollars per kilo. However,there are some serious effects of synthetic borneolum. Syntheic borneolum made from turpentine, acids, alkali, catalysts, contains large amount of isoborneol,heavy metals,arsenic salts, which are bad to the human health, and also pose heavy contamination to the environment during the manufacturing process. More and more companies are quitting using synthetic borneolums and using natural source in their products. Therefore, natural borneolum is sure to take place of the synthetic one in the future. For more details, you may read the story of L-borneolum.
History of Blumea Balsamifera extract(L-borneolum)
Ai Pian, or Blumea Balsamifera (L-borneolum) has been cultivated since Qing Dynasty, but its development is painful. After the establishment of Republic of China, factories of natural Blumea Balsamifera are set up in Guizhou province with the support of the government. Although the production equipment was simple and crude, out-dated, but the purity of l-borneolum has been enhanced greatly, and the quality is recognized by the National Ministry of Health, and the quality is said to be equal to the Borneol extracted from Sumatra camphor(also known as Mei Pian in Chinese). The annual output of natural Blumea Balsamifera extract(L-borneolum) has reached 30 tons in 1950s to 1960s, and the sales of Blumea Balsamifera extract(L-borneolum) come to a peak during that period.
However, with the the Great Cultural Revolution in China’s history, Blumea Balsamifera extract(L-borneolum) almost came to an end and no Blumea balsnmifera plant left. With the reform and opening-up policy in 1980s, Blumea Balsamifera extract(L-borneolum) sprung up. At the same time, synthetic borneolum also developed very quickly. The borneol content of synthetic borneolum made from turpentine is only about half of the natural Blumea Balsamifera, but the isoborneol content is about 25% of the synthetic borneolum. As mentioned before, isoborneol causes great side effects and not good to the human health. However, because of its low cost, and poor purchasing capability of the citizens, synthetic borneol swept every corner of the nation, and the synthetic borneolum almost replaced all natural borneolum products. Ai Pian industry has been greatly affected, and the natural L-borneolum encounter poor sales for several years. Farmers stopped growing Blumea Balsamifera on their lands to other cereals which are able to make a living for them at that time.
With the development of Chinese national economy and the improved health awareness of civilians, Aipan or Blumea Balsamifera extract(L-borneolum) was paid great attention to by the government and pharmacy companies.
Ai Pian is the only natural borneolum in China Mainland, its therapeutic functions are recognized by the companies and consumers, and it witnessed the development of the new China. Blumea Balsamifera extract(L-borneolum) was on sale 200 years ago, and disappeared for more than 30 years. Now it is time to return to the market with a larger market share in healthcare products, cosmetics, daily necessities, and spices.
Chemical constituents of Blumea Balsamifera extract
There have been more than 100 volatile or non-vilatile constituents isolated from sambong (or Blumea Balsamifera extract), including monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, diterpenes, flavonoids, organic acids, esters, alcohols, dihydroflavones, and sterols. However, the most important constituent is L-borneol (also known as L-borneolum).
Mechanism of action of L-borneolum
How does L-borneolum work? There is not much information in English version. However, there are plenty studies and theories in Chinese language. We are glad to translate the Chinese into English for you upon your specific requirement.
Some concepts related to L-borneolum
L-borneolum is also known as L-borneol, Blumea Balsamifera. When talk of Blumea Balsamifera, you may be confused with some CAS numbers, such as 464-43-7, 507-70-0, 464-45-9 and there are information as below:
Synthetic borneol(or synthetic borneloum) with CAS 507-70-0; Ai Pian(natural L-borneolum with CAS number 464-45-9);Natural D-borneloum extracted from Cinnamomum camphora(L) presl with CAS 464-43-7.
Benefits of Blumea Balsamifera extract(L-borneolum)
According to the Chinese pharmacopoeia 2010 as mentioned before, L-borneolum(L-borneol) is good for fever coma, convulsions, stroke /Apoplexy phlegm syncope, Qi Depression suddensyncope, hot eyes, sore throat, purulent ears, etc
The applications and benefits of l-borneol are especially apply to injuries, burns, rheumatic pains, hemorrhoids, skin diseases, and ulcerations of the mouth, ear, eye, and nose. Borneol (or camphor, see section below) is almost always used in complex formulas, and typically comprises 1.6 to 8.5 percent of the total prescription. Because topical preparations are often difficult to make in convenient form on the spot, they are frequently used as patent remedies in traditional Chinese medicines. The key benefits are summarized as below:
Anti-inflammatory effects of L-borneol
The l-borneol, an active ingredient in blumea balsamifera extract can effectively inhibit swelling of tissues in the human body. In addition, Natural Borneol can be anti-infective and antiphlogistic, making skin fresh, disappearing prickly heat, and helping to cure chafing, thus often used with peppermint oil in tooth powder, bath powder, calm oil and pine scent sprays. Humulene, a essential oils in Bing pain, is a naturally-occurring monocyclic sesquiterpene. It may be used as an antiseptic, antibacterial, or anti-inflammatory and as a calming agent by aromatherapists.
Antibacterial benefits of L-borneol
L-borneolum (Ai Pian) could prevent corrosion or mould, make the fresh days longer. By the way, The chemical compound Isoborneol is an antiseptics which uses to reduce infection, sepsis, or putrefaction. if applied to living tissue/skin by destroying them, preventing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
Neuroprotective effects of L-borneolum
As mentioned before in the Chinese pharmacopoeia 2010, the functionsof l-borneol includes making the mind clear, making people relaxed and comfortable, promoting blood circulation removing blood stasis, and other brain related coma, syncope,etc.
Daily Commodity usages of L-borneol ingredient such as cosmetics, eye drops, perfume cologne, lavender-water, Chinese medicinal toothpaste, bath foam, prickly heat powder,Mosquito Repellent, gum, Preservative,etc.
Side effects of L-borneolum
Since L-borneolum is natural extracted from Blumea Balsamifera extract, there is no side effects occurred in synthetic borneols. It is safe to use L-borneolum both externally and internally. It is a trend for consumers, manufacturers, and market to use natural borneolum and replace the synthetic borneolum since too serious side effects involved.
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