Product name: Amentoflavone
Plant latin name: Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) Spring
Product specification: Amentoflavone 20%-90% HPLC
Appearance: Brown to pale yellow powder
CAS No.: 1617-53-4
Molecular formula: C30H18O10
Molecular weight: 538.46
Amentoflavone is a plant alkaloid that is found in Herba Selaginellae. Amentoflavone is known as a mood enhancer, which is able to activate the GABA-A receptor in the brain with a strong sense of alertness and focus. Additionally, amentoflavone can also increase serotonin production in the body, which gives a happy mood.
Meanwhile, scientists have found that amentoflavone has many health benefits, including its anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. Amentoflavone has the ability to inhibit some cancers by its inhibition of fatty acid synthase, which stops the growth and replication of cancer cells. Amentoflavone also has antagonist activity at the K-opioid receptor as well as activity at the allosteric benzodiazepine site of the GABAA receptor as a negative allosteric modulator.