Sunday, September 11, 2016

Chinese Medicine Herbal Therapy - Popular Chinese Herbs - Mu Hu Die (Semen Oroxyli indici)

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          Mu Hu Die (Semen Oroxyli indici)

Mu Hu Die (Semen Oroxyli indici) is also known as Oroxylum Seeds. The bitter, sweet and cold herb has been used in TCM to treat cough, pain in upper abdomen, bronchitis, whooping cough, cough due to TB, swollen throat, tonsillitis, ulcer of the duodenum, etc., as it moistens the Lungs, calms cough, restores the voice. eliminates obstruction from the Liver, regulates the Qi, harmonizes the Stomach, etc.,  by enhancing the functions of lung, liver and kidney channels.

1. flavonoids
2. glycoside
3. volatile oil
4. pterocarpan
5. rhodioside
6. cyclohexanols
7. Etc.

Health Benefits
1. Anti-inflammatory and ntioxidant activities
In the assessment of traditional Thai claims about the therapeutic potential of medicinal plants and to select plants for future phytochemical research, nine plant species with anti-inflammatory uses were selected from Thai textbooks and assessed for their in vitro anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative and antioxidant activities, indicated that Gynura pseudochina var. hispida and Oroxylum indicumshowed the most promising NF-kappaB inhibitory effects with the lowest IC(50) values (41.96 and 47.45 microg/ml, respectively).Oroxylum indicum showed a high level of antioxidant activity by inhibiting lipid-peroxidation (IC(50) 0.08 microg/ml).(1).

2. Anti cancers
In the evaluation of the isolate compound from the medicinal plant Oroxylum indicum, fully characterized and tested in vitro, showed that anti-protease activity may provide a rationale for the observed anticancer and anti-HIV properties of some of these flavonoid compounds. This is the first demonstration of anti-PC activity of flavonoid compounds(2).

3. Antimutagenic effects
In the study of the edible Thai plants by the Ames Test. The activity was evaluated by the amount of plant extracts which suppressed 90% of the mutagenesis (ED90), showed that five plants, Micromelum minutum, Oroxylum indicum, Cuscuta chinensis, Azadirachta indica, and Litsea petiolata, exhibited significant activity with antimutagenic ED90 values lower than 5 microL/plate (0.1 mg of dry plant material equivalent)(3).

4. Anti arthritis
In the investigation to evaluate the efficacy of the leaves of Acanthus ebracteatus, stembark of Oroxylum indicum and the stems of Cryptolepis buchanani and Derris scandens are used as traditional remedies in Thailand for arthritis, showed that the results supported to some extent the traditional use of D. scandens for arthritic conditions and provided slight indication of activity which could explain the use of O. indicum and A. ebracteatus(4).

5. 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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