The Healing Effects of Cnidii Fructus Extracts
The cnidium plant is originally found in China but it has also been seen around Oregon. It has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for very many years and it has mostly been for the treatment of skin ailments. The herb is a common addition to skin lotions, ointments, and creams in China. The extract is obtained from its dried fruit.
It can be taken orally to increase sexual performance, achieve a general increase in libido and even solve erectile dysfunction. It has also been used in the treatment of infertility, osteoporosis (bone loss and weakness), and cancer, bacterial and fungal infections. It is also said to increase body mass so it is used for bodybuilding. It has also been used in the treatment of lumbar pain, which is a pain in the back.
When it is used to cure skin problems it is applied topically. It has been used for skin issues like eczema, rashes, ringworm, and itchiness. It also helps with allergies and inflammation as it is an antihistamine. It is said to warm the system, expel winds, disperse cold, dry dampness, strengthen sexually and enhance kidney functions.
When not to use it
- Pregnant women should not take it without proper advice from a practitioner.
- Breastfeeding mothers should avoid it
- It should not be given to newborns
- It should not be used when the patient has a kidney Yin deficiency.
This fruit extract was recently found to be useful in combating tumors. This happens in many ways. It inhibits the growth of tumors; it can inhibit genetic alterations or mutations in cells, it can reverse the state of a tumor being resistant to drugs and strengthens the immune system which increases the ability to fight disease.
Its effect on osteoporosis was seen when its main component, osthole, was mixed with osteoblasts (cells that are responsible for the formation of new bone). They were seen to increase the rate at which these cells were produced meaning faster formation of bone.
Numerous studies have been conducted on this herbal extract and continue to be done to find out even more beneficial uses to the human race. It could be well on its way to finding a possible drug that will be used in the treatment of osteoporosis.
This extract has great potential with advances in drugs for the treatment of different conditions that would otherwise be termed as irreversible or difficult to treat.