Other proved benefits tips and pharmacology of Notoginseng.
- Botanical Information and identification of Panax notoginseng.
- Botanical Description of Panax notoginseng.
- Name Origin and Legend:SanQi,Panax Notoginseng.
- Panax Notoginseng:Constituents and Phytochemicals.
- How Notoginseng works?
- Panax notoginseng used as herbal remedy.
- Other proved benefits tips and pharmacology of Notoginseng.
- Scientific studies of Panax notoginseng.
- Administration and Suggestions of Panax notoginseng.
- Application Case Studies of Panax notoginseng.
- Quotes of Panax notoginseng from Ancient Chinese Herbal Classics.
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Other proved benefits tips and pharmacology of Notoginseng.
Have anti-inflammatory and pain-killing effects in animals
Strengthen the immune system
Increase blood circulation in the heart and brain while lowering elevated blood pressure
Reduce cell damage after heart attack, and protect nerve and brain cells from the damage of stroke
Prevent atherosclerosis and inhibit progression of atherosclerotic lesions
Lower elevated blood lipids
Prevent arrhythmias due to lack of oxygen to the heart
Enhance sperm motility, enhancing male fertility
Inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells
Protect the liver from injury
Possibly reverse dementia by regenerating injured brain cells
Notoginseng is a tonic herb that belongs to the Ginseng species. It has coagulant properties and is recommended to soothe pain caused by sprains and slight bruises. It is very popular in China where it is always ready in the family medicine cabinet to deal with accidental injuries, bleeding, fractures, soft tissue damage and trauma. This herb has hemostatic, detumescent, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
Notoginseng has been called the "Miracle Root for the Preservation of Life". The plant looks similar to Siberian Ginseng and contains saponins similar to Panax Ginseng. It is a very efficacious blood tonic. It is used to strengthen the body and to promote growth, recover and healing. Scientific studies have shown Notoginseng to reduce blood LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, and is widely used in Asia as a longevity herb based on its cardiotonic action. Other studies have demonstrated that Notoginseng has many physiological functions, including the nervous system, endocrine system, immune system and the cardiovascular system. It also has anti-inflammatory and antihepatitis effects. It protects the liver and has anticarcinogenic activity on many types of cancer. It has also show anti-aging activity in laboratory animals. More than 12% of the root extract is composed of saponins. It contains many kinds of amino acids and trace minerals. Many of the ingredients in Notoginseng are the building blocks of adrenal hormones, such as cortisol and reproductive hormones such as testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. It also produces nonspecific RNA to deploy amino acids to form gamma globulin, which acts as an antibody for the control and prevention of a broad range of diseases. The actions of Notoginseng on the cardiovascular system have been thoroughly investigated. It has been found to dialate the coronary artery and to increase coronary blood flow. This provides more blood to the cardiac muscles. It reduces cardiac load and lowers arterial pressure. It also improves collateral microcirculation in and around damaged heart tissue. It is a superb heart and blood tonic.
Applications and Pharmacology.
1. To treat various types of internal and external bleeding syndromes:hemostatic effect.
This herb can not only arrest bleeding, but also dissipate blood stasis, producing outstanding curative effects. It is used for various types of internal and external bleeding syndromes and is especially applicable to bleeding syndromes due to blood stasis. It is an excellent herb with features such as the ability to arrest bleeding without leaving any blood stasis and to dissipate blood stasis without impairing primordial qi.
It can take effect when used alone for oral administration and external application. It can also be used in combination with ophicalcite and burnt hair, e.g., Huaxue Dan in the book 'Records of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine in Combination'.
It has good effect on treating all kinds of hemorrhage diseases, such as, emptysis, ophthalmorrhagia, bleeding (all kinds of bleeding in general). It is also good for treating blood in stool, uterine bleeding, and excessive menstruation.
2. Control postpartum bleeding in women:
Notoginseng is used to treat external and internal bleeding, including nosebleeds and bloody stools and urine. According to an American herbalist, notoginseng has been used in the United States for some years to control postpartum bleeding in women and heavy bleeding associated with menopause. As of 2002, some herbalists are recommending notoginseng as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.
3. To treat traumatic injuries and blood stasis with pain:
This herb can promote blood circulation by removing blood stasis to subdue swelling and kill pain, so it is a major traumatological herb.
It can be used alone for oral administration or external application or in combination with blood-circulation-promoting and qi-activating herbs.
4. To treat other syndromes due to blood stasis, such as coronary angina pectoris, ischemic cerebrovascular diseases, cerebral hemorrhagic sequelae, chronic hepatitis due to blood stasis and metroptosis:
In recent years, this herb has produced quite good curative effects in the treatment of such ailments as coronary angina pectoris,ischemic cerebrovascular diseases, cerebral hemorrhagic sequelae, etc., as it can dissipate blood stasis. It can also be used for chronic hepatitis due to blood stasis.
In addition, its injectio has been used for intramuscular injections and it has been made into vaginal suppositories for the treatment of metroptosis.
5. General tonic:
Notoginseng root has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. One of China's most famous herbalists said that the root was "more valuable than gold." The herb is used as a general tonic, or a medicine to tone and strengthen the entire system. In particular, notoginseng is considered a blood and heart tonic. Chinese herbalists consider it to have a neutral energy, meaning it is neither heating nor cooling in the system. In traditional Chinese medicine, notoginseng is believed to act on the Heart and Kidney meridians, which are the channels that contain the flow of qi (life energy) in the body. The herb was given the name "mountain paint" because a liquid solution of it is prescribed to reduce swelling and boils on the body.
From notoginseng, researchers have isolated chemicals called saponins and flavonoids, substances that are active biologically in the body. Some of the saponins in notoginseng are believed to provide the raw materials for the creation of important hormones that regulate energy levels and sexual function. Notoginseng has also been reported to stimulate the immune system.
6. Heart and circulatory system:
Other research has pointed to notoginseng's benefits for the heart and circulatory system. Through actions not completely understood, notoginseng appears to increase blood flow to the coronary arteries, which are the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle. Heart disease usually results from blockages in the coronary arteries. Notoginseng also seems to increase the consumption of oxygen by the muscles in the heart. These actions have the effect of lowering blood pressure and regulating the rhythm of the heart.
It is used for curing coronary heart disease. After taking it, patients condition were notably improved, and their cardiogram showed that when they rested or did sports, their condition was getting better.When it is used to cure high blood fat, the high content of cholesterin or the total blood serum fat in blood is notably lowered.
7. Positive effects on the blood:
Notoginseng also has been reported to have positive effects on the blood. It lowers cholesterol, and is believed to help dissolve clots.At the same time, it is reputed to stop bleeding both internally and externally. Notoginseng root is one of the main herbs prescribed in Chinese medicine for traumatic injuries. In fact, the root has been distributed to members of armed forces in Asian countries to be used in case of traumatic injury and bleeding.
8.Treatment of HIV infection:
Possible newer uses for notoginseng root include treatment of HIV infection. A recently discovered xylanase, which is a type of enzyme found in plant roots, was isolated from the roots of are Panax notoginseng. The new xylanase appears to inhibit HIV-1 reverse transcriptase, which is an enzyme that allows the human immunodeficiency virus to integrate itself into the chromosomes inside a cell.
9. Treating severely chapped skin:
Sanqi (Panax notoginseng) powder for treating severely chapped skin [Jiangxi Zhongyiyao, 23(1): 35(1992)]. In addition to other effects (immunomodulating, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, etc), sanqi is well known for its hemostatic and wound-healing properties. In this report, results of treating 68 patients with chapped skin are presented. Thirty-six patients were complicated with ringworm of the feet and 41 experienced different degrees of pain or bleeding. Duration of illness ranged form 6 months to 15 years. Method: Mix 30g of sanqi powder well with an adequate amount of sesame oil to form a uniform paste, place it in a sealed clean container, and reserve for later use. Soak the afflicted areas with hot but tolerable water for 10-20 minutes before applying the oily paste. Do this 3-4 times daily for 30 days. Results: After treatment, 45 patients were healed, with no recurrence after more than 1 year; and 23 showed improvements, with longer periods between recurrences, which again responded to the same treatment. The fastest response was 3 weeks and the longest 7 weeks, with an average of 3.7 weeks. It is recommended that the paste be also used as a preventive by applying it to affected areas once every 1 to 2 days.
10.Preservation of life:
"The miracle root for the preservation of life," as it is called by the Chinese, stands as one of the great health preserving herbs known to mankind. Notoginseng, also called Tienchi ginseng, is a relative of Panax Ginseng. It is a superb blood tonic and blood cleanser when cooked. It is a powerful blood vitalizing agent when consumed raw, and is believed by the Chinese to protect the heart and vascular system. It can be used externally to stop bleeding. It is widely used in Chinese herbalism internally as a tonic after traumatic injury. It is one of China's premier longevity herbs.
11.Boost Sleep:improve memory, prevent brain cell damage, enhance the stress response and calm the nervous system.
Panax Notoginseng Leaf Extract is one of the most important Chinese herbs used to optimize blood circulation and nourish the blood. Scientific studies show the herb has a particularly beneficial effect on cardiovascular health. It can strengthen heart muscle contraction, normalize blood pressure, reduce plaque formation and blood clots (including strokes). Panax notoginseng is also known to improve arterial elasticity and prevent hardening of the arteries. Other research shows this remarkable herb to improve heart, brain and body oxygenation at the cellular level. This may explain its ability to improve memory, prevent brain cell damage, enhance the stress response and calm the nervous system.
Brain infarction: it has good effect on treating apoplexy caused by cerebral veins stasis.
12.Calcium channel blocker activity:
Panax Notoginseng: This herb has been described as having calcium channel blocker activity that may exert additive antihypertensive properties when administered concomitantly.
13.Invigorates blood circulation:
Invigorates blood circulation and reduces stasis of blood, stimulates the menstrual flow and actives venationcollaterals, dilates blood vessels, ameliorates blood circulation, prevents conglomeration of haematoblast and increases the blood flux to the brain.It is used to treat apoplexy, hemiplegy, sequela of cerebrovascular diseases, ophthalmopathy, block of the centre vein of the retina, Eye Anterior chamber hemorrhage.
An injection of Total Panax notoginseng saponins can dilate blood vessels, ameliorate microcirculation, reduce obstruction in blood vessel. It has a good effect on treating Heart disease from lung disorders and heart exhaustion.
14.Cure toxic hepatitis:
Panax Notoginseng is used in curing toxic hepatitis, and the content of SGTP is notably reduced. It is also Anti-liver fibrosis, and can prevent hepatitis complicated by digestive path bleeding.
15.Cure skull flesh wound:
Panax Notoginseng can be used to cure skull flesh wound external wound of head, chronic kidney function failure, scar proliferation after burn (an injury) (like by fire) and parodontitis.Famous wound healing medicine Yunnan Baiyao and PianZaiHuang is composed of SanQi and other herbs.
16.Pharmacological effects for blood vessles of brain and heart:
TCM Wuhan college do some research about panax notoginseng on coronal vessel circulation,oxygen consumption ratio of heart muscle,result prove and positively recognize panax notoginseng belongs to a ideal herb for coronal heart expanding,with fine properties of strong side vessel circulation and improve microcirculation,and these just the necessary properties of herbs for anti-angina.
17.Metabolism Effects of Panax Notoginseng:
Dr.ZHu Qiyan applied panax notoginseng powder for rabbit,process an experiment of body weight variation and intestine absorption subject.Result proved that panax notoginseng effectively lower ratio of Triacyl Glycerol,thus benefit for body,thus Dr.Zhu declared in his paper that constituents of panax notoginseng better than any kind of China ginseng,Korea ginseng, and American ginseng,and panax notoginseng is the King of ginseng.TCM college of Yunnan applied panax notogiseng root powder for treatment of high blood pressure(hypertension),coronary heart disease,brain arteriosclerosis and other cases with higher blood cholesterol,positive fine effects got, and the method is simple:raw panax notoginseng root powder 1 grams oral taken,twice daily,with a lot of water,1 month period.
18.Sedation and Body Building Effects:
The main effective constituents of ginseng herbs is triterpenes,ginseng triterpenes contains decade of different effective molecular unit,the most important of them are Ginsenoside R0,Ginsenoside Rb1,Ginsenoside Rg1,Ginsenoside Rd1,Ginsenoside Re,among them,Ginsenoside R0 can make takeners feels trance,Ginsenoside Rb1 release calm and sedative effects on nerve centre;Ginsenoside Rg1 brings satisfying and exciting on nerve centre,release anti-fatigue effects;Ginsenoside Rb1 and Ginsenoside Rg1 also boost the metabolism of blood cholsterol and cholesterol,and prompt the RNA and new protein composition in mitochondrion.
Panax notoginseng contains big amount of Ginsenoside Rb1 and considerable amount of Ginsenoside Rg1,nearly no Ginsenoside R0,thus effects fine full spirit energy and no trance and other negative effects,other kind of ginsengs contains considerable amount of Ginsenoside R0,big amount of Ginsenoside Rb1 and small amount of Ginsenoside Rg1,taken big amount will cause dry heat and spirit trance.
19.Coronary heart disease:
Apply and taken panax notoginseng root 3 times daily,1 grams dosage,30 days 1 treatment period,triterpenes and flavones of notoginseng proved strong supporting heart muscle and expand volume of heart blood,lower artery pressure,reduce oxygen consumption of heart muscle.
20.Building blocks of adrenal hormones:
More than 12% of the root extract is composed of saponins. It contains many kinds of amino acids and trace minerals. Many of the ingredients in Notoginseng are the building blocks of adrenal hormones, such as cortisol and reproductive hormones such as testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. It also produces nonspecific RNA to deploy amino acids to form gamma globulin, which acts as an antibody for the control and prevention of a broad range of diseases. The actions of Notoginseng on the cardiovascular system have been thoroughly investigated. It has been found to dialate the coronary artery and to increase coronary blood flow. This provides more blood to the cardiac muscles. It reduces cardiac load and lowers arterial pressure. It also improves collateral microcirculation in and around damaged heart tissue. It is a superb heart and blood tonic.
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