Sunday, October 9, 2016

Chinese Herbal Medicine Therapy: Sha Shen (Radix Adenophorae seu Glehniae)

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          Sha Shen (Radix Adenophorae seu Glehniae)

Sha Shen is also known as adenophora. The sweet, cold and bitter herb has been used in TCM to stop coughs, nourishes stomach and generates fluids, etc., as it clears the Lungs, nourishes Lung-Yin, benefits the Stomac, promotes generation of Body Fluids, etc. by enhancing the functions of ling and stomach channels.

1. Alkaloids
2. Phytosterol
3. Beta-sitosterol
4. Beta-sitosterol-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside
5. Taraxerone
6. Octacasanoic acid
7. Etc.

Health Benefits
1. Gastric hypermotility
In the study to investihgte the effect of Shashen Maidong Decoction (SSMDD) on the gastric motility of mice and rats in vivo, showed that 7 g/kg could inhibit significantly the gastric hypermotility induced by subcutaneous injection of indomethacin (40 mg/kg), but had no obvious effect on the gastric hypermotility induced by intramuscular injection of reserpine (0.4 x 4 d)(1).
2. Chronic atrophic gastritis
In the assess to investigate Xiang-sha Warming (XSW) and Shashen Nourishing Decoction (SSN) used in treating Yang Deficiency Syndrome (YaDS) and Yin Deficiency Syndrome (YiDS) of chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) respectively, showed that in Spleen YiDS showed marked effect after 3-month treatment. It showed that the effect in Spleen YaDS was better than YiDS. The XSW was superior than that of SSN. The effects were related to the syndromes and the degrees of pathologic change. This showed that the recipe could somewhat reverse and restore the abnormal glands of gastric mucosa(2).
3. Etc.

Side Effects
1. Do not use the herb in case of Wind-cold or in case of spleen deficiency
2. Do not use the herb in newborn, children or if you are pregnant or breast feeding without first consulting with the related field specialist.
3. Etc.

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