Mar 19, 2021
The efficacy and indications of Polygonum multiflorum
In traditional Chinese medicine, the processed and processed roots of Polygonum multiflorum are used as the medicinal part. It is believed to be mild in nature, sweet, bitter, and astringent. It has the effects of nourishing liver and kidney, nourishing essence and blood, black hair and strengthening bones and muscles. It can be used clinically in blood. Treatment of disease symptoms such as weakness and chlorosis, early whitening of beard, and soreness of waist and knees. The medical work "Compendium of Materia Medica" also praised the efficacy of Polygonum multiflorum, recording:
This product has a bitter taste and astringent taste, bitter and nourishes the kidney, warms and nourishes the liver, can condense the essence, so it can nourish blood and nourish the liver, strengthen the essence and kidney, strengthen the bones and muscles, and black hair. It is a nourishing medicine. It is not cold or dry. On top of medicine.
The pharmacological effects of Polygonum multiflorum
1. Delay aging
Pharmacological studies have shown that Polygonum multiflorum extract can promote the proliferation of thymocytes, thereby increasing the number of T lymphocytes in the body, helping to improve the body's immune system resistance, removing oxidative free radicals in the body, so it has the effect of delaying aging.
2. Liver protection
Studies have shown that Polygonum multiflorum also has a hepatoprotective effect. The tetrahydroxyethylene-β-D-glucoside contained in it can reduce liver damage and help reduce serum transaminase levels.
3. Lipid-lowering effect
Studies have shown that Shouwu decoction also has a lipid-lowering effect, which can help reduce plasma cholesterol, triglycerides and other components, so it has a preventive effect on diseases such as hyperlipidemia and arteriosclerosis.
4. Antibacterial effect
In vitro studies have shown that Polygonum multiflorum has different levels of inhibitory effects on human tuberculosis, Shigella flexneri, Staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus, and diphtheria, so it can be clinically effective for some bacterial diseases.
Notes for Polygonum multiflorum
1. Compared with the processed Polygonum multiflorum, the raw multiflorum is less toxic. Therefore, it should be used in the preparation of Polygonum multiflorum in general, and should be used under the guidance of experienced physicians when using it.
2. Polygonum multiflorum has the function of smoothing the intestines when it is used. Therefore, those with spleen deficiency and loose stools should be taken with caution.
3. Polygonum multiflorum bogey is equivalent to aconite, aconite, curculio, ginger, and osmanthus. In addition, avoid iron, pork, scaleless fish, and evil radish.
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