Botanical Name: Taraxacum officinale
Plant Part Used: Root
Processing Method: Extraction
Also known as cankerwort, bitterwort, and blow-ball that belongs to the family Asteraceae. It is native to Eurasia and North America. The major active components in this root are taraxacin which is responsible for its bitter taste. It is rich in alpha and beta carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, tannins, caffeic and coumaric acid, inulin. This root is also a good source of vitamins like vitamins A, B1, B2 B3, C, E, K, and minerals like calcium, sodium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
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|Color||light beige to brown||Organoleptic|
|Mesh size||95% Passes through #80 mesh||USP<786>|
|Loss on drying||NMT 10.0% w/w||USP<731>|
|Total Heavy Metals||NMT 10 ppm||USP<231>|
|Lead||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Arsenic||NMT 1 ppm||USP<232>|
|Mercury||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Cadmium||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Total Plate Count||NMT 10,000 cfu/g||USP<61>|
|Yeast & Mold||NMT 100 cfu/g||USP<61>|
|Staphylococcus aureus||Absent/10g||USP < 62 >|