What is Sophora flavescens root extract powder (Matrine)?

Sophora flavescens root extract powder (Matrine) is an alkaloid found in plants from the traditional Chinese medical herb Sophora flavescens var. flavescens. It has a variety of pharmacological effects, including anti-cancer effects. It possesses strong antitumor activities in vitro and in vivo. Inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis are the likely mechanisms responsible for matrine’s antitumor activities. Mu opioid agonism is associated with euphoria, while kappa-opioid agonism is associated with dysphoria and psychotomimetic hallucinations. Both receptors are known to produce analgesia when activated.

Sophora flavescens root extract powder (Matrine) benefits

Matrine and the related compound oxymatrine have an antifeedant effect against Formosan subterranean termite. Additionally, it acts as a nematicide against the pinewood nematode, which causes pine wilt and pathogenic nematodes that target humans.

It can alleviate neuro-inflammation and oxidative stress in the brain caused by acute liver injury, thus producing antianxiety and antidepressant effects.


Analysis ItemSpecification
Matrine2%~98.0% HPLC
AppearanceWhite Crystalline Powder
Heavy Metals≤10 ppm

Shelf Life

2 Years


Store in tightly sealed containers then place in cool and dry place, and away from moisture, light, oxygen.


  • Packed in paper-drums and two plastic-bags inside. N.W:25kgs .I.D.35×H51cm.
  • 1Kg/Bag, aluminum foil bag vacuum packing.
  • Sample, double sealed water plastic bags inside with the aluminum bag outside.

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