Sunday, September 4, 2016

Chinese Medicine Herbal Therapy - Popular Chinese Herbs - Mao Ren Shen or Mi Hou Tao (Actinidia valvata Dunn)

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         Mao Ren Shen or Mi Hou Tao (Actinidia valvata Dunn)

Mao Ren Shen is also known as kiwi fruit. The sweet, sour and cold has been used in TCM to treat hypertension, high lipids, hepatitis, coronary diseases, stones in the urinary tract, jaundice and lack of appetite; stomach cancer, cancer of the mammary glands; HIV infection, etc., as it clear heat, expel toxins, etc., by enhancing the functions of stomach and kidney channels.

1. 3-methyl-2-butanone
2. 3-hydroxy-2-butanone
3. (E)-2-hexenal 3
4. Ethyl 3-hydroxybutyrate
5. Phenyl ethyl alcohol
6. α-terpineol
7. Geraniol
8. Etc.

Health Benefits

1. Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional disorder of the gastrointestinal system, and is characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea (IBS/D), constipation (IBS/C), and alternating diarrhea and constipation (IBSC/A). Dr. Chang CC and scientists at Taipei Medical University, showed that kiwifruit consumption for 4 weeks shortens colon transit time, increases defecation frequency, and improves bowel function in adults diagnosed with IBS/C(1).

2. platelet aggregation and plasma lipids effects
In the evaluation of whether consuming kiwi fruit modulated platelet activity and plasma lipids in human volunteers in a randomized cross-over study, showed that consuming two or three kiwi fruit per day for 28 days reduced platelet aggregation response to collagen and ADP by 18% compared with the controls (P < 0.05). In addition, consumption of kiwi fruit lowered blood triglycerides levels by 15% compared with control (P < 0.05)(2).

3. Anti-oxidant effects
Kiwi fruit is rich in polyphenols and has immunostimulatory activity. From vivo by oral administration to mice in studying the potential anti-oxidant effects of kiwi fruit indicated that Comparison of the anti-oxidant effects in vitro demonstrated that kiwi fruit had stronger anti-oxidant effects than orange and grapefruit, which are rich in vitamin C; gold kiwi had the strongest anti-oxidant effects. Kiwi fruit inhibited oxidation of biological substances in the human body. In particular, kiwi fruit may inhibit early lipid oxidation(3).

4. Female reproductive hormones
In the investigation of the effectiveness of Chinese therapeutic food on female reproductive hormones in a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Chinese kiwi fruit extract (Hong En No. 1) was provided for Australian peri-menopausal women for one month, found that the patterns of disharmony mainly include Liver Qi stagnation and Liver-Kidney Yin deficiency patterns. No significant change observed in the control group, significant score reduction of the patterns of disharmony was achieved at post-trial in the treatment group, which indicates an improvement of general health condition(4).

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Side Effects
1. Do not use the herb in case of spleen deficiency, heavy bleeding during menses frequent urination, etc.
2. Do not use the herb in newborn, children, or if you are pregnant or breast feeding without first consulting with related field specialist
3. Do not use the herb in newborn, children, or if you are pregnant or breast feeding without first consulting with related field specialist
4. Hypersensitivity reaction(a)
5. Etc.


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