Friday, June 24, 2016

Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbal Therapy - Popular Chinese Herbs -Cong Bai (Bulbus Allii fislulosi)

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             Cong Bai (Bulbus Allii fislulosi)

Cong Bai is also known as Stems of green onion. The acrid warm herb has been used in TCM to treat common cold or influenza, fever, headache, achy, abdomen ache due yang dieficiency,
constipation or difficulty in urination, inflammation of throat, dysentery, acute mastitis, etc., as it promotes sweating, releases the Exterior, disperses Cold, tonifies the Yang, expels toxins, etc., by enhancing the functions of lung and stomach channels.

1. Mucilage
2. Nfree exteact
3. Pentosan
4. Polysaccharides
5. Hemicellulose
6. Protopectin
7. Pectin
8. Vitamin C
9. Carotene
10. Vitanin B1, B2, A, etc.
11. Oxalic acid
12. Linolenic acid
13. Linoleic acid
14. Palnitic acid
15. Oleic acid
16. Arachidic acid
17. Ubiquinone-9 ,-10
18. Allicin
19. Allyl sulfide
20. Etc.

Health Benefits
1. Anti Diabetes
A comparative study, using a crossover design, was carried out on 260-well controlled diabetic out- patients to investigate the metabolic effects of the A (50% cal carbohydrate, 30% cal fat, and 20% cal protein) and the B-diets (Study I) and two separate randomized crossover studies were performed on 20 cooperative diabetic outpatients each; paired t-test was used for statistical analysis. Half of the patients were assigned to the B-diet (68% cal carbohydrate, 20% cal fat, 12% cal protein) plus 3 X 20 g fresh onion per day (Study II), or plus 3 X 200 g green beans per day (Study III), found that study II resulted in significant decrease in blood sugar level (4.37 mg%, p less than 0.05) in the onion treated group, however, no blood lipid levels-changes occurred during both diets, according to “Metabolic effects of onion and green beans on diabetic patients” by Tjokroprawiro A, Pikir BS, Budhiarta AA, Pranawa, Soewondo H, Donosepoetro M, Budhianto FX, Wibowo JA, Tanuwidjaja SJ, Pangemanan M, et al.(1).

 2. Anti bacteria
In the investigation of the survival and growth of Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7 in green onions during storage and to assess the application of high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) to decontaminate green onions from both pathogens, found that after pressure treatment at 400-450MPa (soaked) or 450-500MPa (wetted) for a retention time of 2min at 20-40°C, wild-type and antibiotic-resistant mutant strains of Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 inoculated on green onions were undetectable immediately after treatment and throughout the 15-day storage at 4°C. The pressure treatments also had minimal adverse impact on most sensorial characteristics as well as on the instrumental color of chopped green onions. This study highlights the promising applications of HHP to minimally process green onions in order to alleviate the risks of Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 infections associated with the consumption of this commodity, according to “Application of high hydrostatic pressure to decontaminate green onions from Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7″ by Neetoo H, Nekoozadeh S, Jiang Z, Chen H.(2).

3. Anti cancer
In the review of numerous reports of cancer chemopreventive activity of dietary botanicals, including cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli, Allium vegetables such as garlic and onion, green tea, Citrus fruits, soybeans, tomatoes, berries, and ginger, as well as medicinal plants. Several lead compounds, such as genistein (from soybeans), lycopene (from tomatoes), brassinin (from cruciferous vegetables), sulforaphane (from asparagus), indole-3-carbinol (from broccoli), and resveratrol (from grapes and peanuts) are in preclinical or clinical trials for cancer chemoprevention, indicated that phytochemicals have great potential in cancer prevention because of their safety, low cost, and oral bioavailability. In this review, we discuss potential natural cancer preventive compounds and their mechanisms of action, according to “Cancer prevention with natural compounds” by Gullett NP, Ruhul Amin AR, Bayraktar S, Pezzuto JM, Shin DM, Khuri FR, Aggarwal BB, Surh YJ, Kucuk O.(3).

4. Anti allergic and inflammatory effects
In the review of Quercetin, a bioflavonoid found in red wine, grapefruit, onions, apples, black tea, and, in lesser amounts, in leafy green vegetables and beans, found that Quercitin inhibits the growth of certain malignant cells in vitro, and histamine and most cyclin-dependent kinases and also displays unique anticancer properties. Quercetin is a natural compound that blocks substances involved in allergies and is able to act as an inhibitor of mast cell secretion, causes a decrease in the release of tryptase, MCP-1 and IL-6 and the down-regulation of histidine decarboxylase (HDC) mRNA from few mast cell line, according to “Role of quercetin (a natural herbal compound) in allergy and inflammation” by .Shaik YB, Castellani ML, Perrella A, Conti F, Salini V, Tete S, Madhappan B, Vecchiet J, De Lutiis MA, Caraffa A, Cerulli G(4).

5. Etc.

Side effects
No side effect is known, but advice not to use the herb, iin cases of biao xu (external deficient) with instant sweating(a)

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