Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Chinese Herbal Medicine Therapy: Shan Ci Gu (Rhizoma Iphigeniae Indicae)

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          Rou Cong Rong (Herba Cistanches Deserticolae)

Shan Ci Gu is also known as Cremastra. The sweet, cold, acrid and slightly toxic herb has been used in TCM to treat TB of the lymph nodes, breast cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, lymphatic tumor, etc., as it clears Heat, expels toxins, resolves abscesse and masses, etc. by enhancing the functions liver and stomach channels.

1. 9-(4′-hydroxy-3′-methoxyphenyl)-10-(hydroxymethyl)-11-methoxy-5,6,9,10-tetrahydrophenanthro[2,3-b]furan-3-ol
2. 2-(4”-hydroxybenzyl)-3-(3′-hydroxyphenethyl)-5-methoxy-cyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione
3. Shanciol G
4. Shanciol H
5. Shancigusins A-D
6. Etc.

Health benefits
1. Refractory polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
In the study to observe the clinical effect of traditional Chinese medicine Bushen Houxue (BSHX) (dodder seed 20 g, prepared rehmannia root 10 g, mulberry mistletoe 20 g, epimedium 15 g, psoralea fruit 10 g, solomonseal rhizome 10 g, honeylocust thorn 15 g, peach kernel 10 g, pleione bulbocodioides 10 g, red sage root 20 g, and licorice root 6 g,) method combined with ultrasound-guided follicle aspiration (MFA) in treating refractory polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), showed that
BSHX method combined with MFA is a safe and effective treatment for refractory PCOS, with few trauma. The combined usage of Chinese herbal medicine could significantly reduce dosage of HMG used for promoting follicle and the production of multiple mature follicles, thus to avoid the risk of OHSS(1)
2. Etc.

Side Effects
1. Overdoses can cause toxic effects
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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