Saturday, August 27, 2016

Chinese Medicine Herbal Therapy - Popular Chinese Herbs - Lu Gen (Rhizoma Pharagmitis Communis)

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          Lu Gen (Rhizoma Pharagmitis Communis)

Lu Gen is also known as Reed Rhizome. The sweet, cold and non toxic herb has been used in TCM to treat Fever with thirst, vomiting due to heat in stomach, nausea, lung disease, etc, as it clears Heat, promotes generation of Body Fluids, stops vomiting, calms restlessness and anxiety, etc., by enhancing the functions of lung, stomach channels.

1. D-Xylose
2. L-Arabinose
3. D-glucose
4. β-Amyrin
5. Campesterol
6. Tayaxerol
7. Tricin
8. Coixol
9. Aparamide
10. D-galactose
11. Vitamin B1, B2, C. etc.
12. Etc.

Health Benefits
1. Free radical scavengers
In the study to investigate the methanol aqueous extracts of 100 plants for anti-oxidative activity using Fenton’s reagent/ethyl linoleate system and for free radical scavenging activity using the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl free radical generating system, suggest that 14 plants – Alpinia officinarum, Areca catechu, Brassica alba, Cannabis sativa, Curcuma longa, Curcuma aromatica, Eugenia caryophyllata, Evodia officinalis, Paeonia suffruticosa, Rhaphanus sativus, Rheum palmatum, Rhus verniciflua, Trapa bispinosa, Zanthoxylum piperitum – may be potential sources of anti-oxidants. Eight plants – Citrus aurantium, Cornus officinalis, Gleditsia japonica, Lindera strychnifolia, Phragmites communis, Prunus mume, Schizandra chinensis, Terminalia chebula – may be the potential source of free radical scavengers from natural plant.(1)
2. Etc.

Side Effects
1. Do not to use in cases of cholera and bloating , or
2. Do not use the herb in case of vomiting as a result of cold and deficiency
3. Etc.


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