Natural Compounds

More than half of the world’s population still relies entirely on plants for medicines, and plants supply the active ingredients of most traditional medical products. Plants have also served as the starting point for countless drugs on the market today. Researchers generally agree that natural products from plants and other organisms have been the most consistently successful source for ideas for new drugs, since nature is a master chemist.

Drug discovery scientists often refer to these ideas as “leads,” and chemicals that have desirable properties in lab tests are called lead compounds. CYTONEX® Natural Compound (CNC) collection is part of CYTONEX’s Plant Biotechnology Division which was initiated to assist researchers to get access to variety of natural compounds or active ingredients found within the oldest rainforest in the world. These compounds hold great potential as antifungal, antimicrobial and repellent properties.

Applications :

  • Toxicology
  • Clinical research
  • Bio – pesticides
  • Natural coloring
  • Drug discovery


Betalain is a group of phenolic secondary plant metabolites. Betalains are used as natural colorants by the food industry, but have also received increasing attention due to possible health benefits in humans, especially their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. CYTONEX® Betalain is derived from beet root (Beta vulgaris) and purified through micro-gel filtration method.