Product Name: OSA-Gastrodin
Synonyms: Octenyl succinic anhydride-Gastrodin,
Description: Gastrodin, a phenolic glycoside that chemically known as 4-hydroxybenzyl alcohol-4-O-β-D-glucopyranoside, is the second compound identified from the plant after vanilyalcohol, which was isolated in 1958, and is considered to be the main bioactive constituent of Rhizoma Gastrodiae. Furthermore, the content of gastrodin is assayed as the most important phytochemical marker in the quality standardization of Rhizoma Gastrodiae. Gastrodin is easy to dissolve in methanol, ethanol and water, while it is difficult to dissolve in chloroform and ether. Numerous pharmacological activities have been attributed to gastrodin, including sedative, hypnotic, anti-vertigo, analgesic, anti-epileptic, antidepressant, anxiolytic, memory-improving, anti-aging, lowering blood pressure, preventing osteonecrosis effects, etc. Among its various pharmacological properties, its strong actions in CNS diseases appear to be particularly prominent. Considering its low toxicity and remarkable pharmacological performance, gastrodin might be a potential valuable therapeutic for the prevention and treatment of some CNS disorders. Starches modified with octenyl succinic anhydride (OSA) have been used in a range of industrial applications, particularly as a food additive, for more than half a century. Interest in these products has grown in recent years as a result of new methods and applications becoming available. Due to a combination of OSA’s hydrophobic and steric contribution and starch’s peculiar highly branched macromolecular structure, these starch derivatives display useful stabilizing, encapsulating, interfacial, thermal, nutritional and rheological properties.