Saturday, September 10, 2016

Chinese Medicine Herbal Therapy - Popular Chinese Herbs - Mu Fu Rong (Hibiscus mutabilis L.)

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          Mu Fu Rong (Hibiscus mutabilis L.)

Mu Fu Rong (Hibiscus mutabilis L.) is also known as Cottonrose Hibiscu. The slightly acrid and cool herb has been used in TCM treat coughs due to heat in the lungs, menorrhagia, leukorrhea, etc., as it cools Blood, expels toxin, solves oedema, calms pain, etc., by enhancing the functions of ling channel.

1. flavonoid glycoside
2. Phenols
3. Animo acid
4. Tannins
5. Fflavonoids:
6. Isoquercitri
7. Cyanidin 3,
8. 5-diglucoside
9. Hyperoside
10 Rutin
11. Quercetin-4\’-glucoside (spi-raeoside)
12. Quercimeritrin
13. Anthocyanin
14. betulinic acid
15. β-Sitosterol
16. Etc.

Health Benefits
1. Allergy-preventive effects
Allergy-preventive activity was demonstrated for the MeOH extract (HM) of the petals of Hibiscus mutabilis L. ‘versicolor’ MAKINO in a continuing search for allergy-preventive substances from natural sources, using the in vivo assay method. showed that Among these flavonol derivatives, compounds 1(quercetin 3-O-[beta-D-xylopyranosyl(1-->2)]-beta-D-galactopyranoside) and 2 (kaempferol 3-O-[beta-D-xylopyranosyl(1-->2)]-beta-D-galactopyranoside) showed significant allergy-preventive effects(1).

2. Anti parasites
In the study to examine in vitro activity of a methanolic extract of leaves of Hibiscus mutabilis (Malvaceae) against bovine Setaria cervi worms, ferulic acid causes an increased proapoptotic gene expression and decreased expression of anti-apoptotic genes simultaneously with an elevated level of ROS and gradual dose dependent decline of parasitic GSH level. We also observed a gradual dose dependent elevation of GST and SOD activity in the ferulic acid treated worms(2).

3. Etc.

Side Effects
1. Do not use the herb in newborn, children, or if you are pregnant or breast feeding without first consulting with related field specialist
2. Etc.

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