Friday, September 9, 2016

Chinese Medicine Herbal Therapy - Popular Chinese Herbs - Mu Bie Zi (Momordica cochinchinensis (Lour.) Spreng)

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          Mu Bie Zi (Momordica cochinchinensis (Lour.) Spreng)

Mu Bie Zi is also known as Indian trumpet flower seed. The bitter, slightly sweet, warm and toxic herb has been used in TCM to treat bunacles, scofula, pain in rheumatism, spastic muscles, etc., as it enhances the functions of liver, spleen and stomach channels.

1. Momordic acid
2. Gypsogenin
3. Oleanolic acid
4. α-elaeostearic acid
5. Amino acid
6. Phytosterol
7. Etc.

Health Benefits
1. Immunological effect
The immunological effect of an extract from Momordica cochinchinensis seed (ECMS) on immune responses against infectious bursal disease (IBD) in chickens was evaluated showed that A significant increase in mitogenic stimulated lymphocyte proliferation was also recorded in all ECMS groups as compared with controls (P<0.05; P<0.01). No adverse effect of ECMS was noted on growth performance, although average weight gain was significantly higher in 20 microg (7, 14, 21, 28, and 35 d) and 40 or 80 microg (14 d) of ECMS groups as compared with controls (P<0.05; P<0.01)(1).

2. Newcastle disease (ND)
The study evaluated the immunological effect of extract of Momordica cochinchinensis (Lour.) Spreng. seeds (ECMS) on the immune response against Newcastle disease (ND) in chickens. F showed that Humoral and cellular immune responses were evaluated by indirect ELISA assay and the 3-(4,5-dimethyl thiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide method. Results indicated that humoral immune response was enhanced by ECMS 14 d postimmunization. Eighty micrograms of ECMS was the best dose with the ND vaccine and was significantly different from the other groups 21 d after immunization. No significant differences were found in the cellular immune response, whereas the 80 microg of ECMS group had higher values than the other groups 35 d after immunization(2).

3. Etc.

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