FructusGardeniae is not only the 1st batch of medicine and food resources promulgated by the Ministry of Health, but also one of the bulk medicinal materials exported by China. This paper discussed the developmental trend of global FructusGardeniae technology based on the Innography platform of patent retrieval and analysis, from analysis of important patent indicators like technology life cycle, patent layout, competitive situation, IPC category and key technologies. And the core patents in this field were further explored from the perspectives such as technological layout countries, source countries, competitive situation and technological them．The results show that the global patent application for Fructus Gardeniae technology is in the 2nd stage of the life cycle, that is, the developmental stage. China has 93.7% of the total patents, but Japan has the most core patents. China plays an absolutely dominant role in the research and development of FructusGardeniae technology. South Korea and Japan are in the 2nd level, entering a new round of innovation.