Ancient Decoction which Restores Energy, Immune Function & Libido
- Supports the immune system, libido, joint health and tonifys the kidneys and adrenal glands.
- Strengthens the function of the heart, Increases blood pressure.
- Suppresses inflammatory responses elicited by advanced glycation end products (anti-ageing)
- Shows significant increase in the proliferation of bone osteoblasts
- Small doses constrict the blood vessels and larger doses dilate the blood vessel.
- Suppressed expression of pro-inflammatories TNF-α, MCP-1, IP-10, COX-2, iNOS and NF-κB
- It decreases the blood sugar and inhibits carbohydrates being converted into blood sugar.
- Rehmannia has been shown to have neuroprotective, neurorepair, and angiogenesis effects following brain injury.
- With Lyciumum barbarum may protect against necrotic damage and suppress liver fibrosis
- When combined with Liquorice may promote the recovery of liver function
Cooked Rehmannia root, also called Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch), is produced throughout China. Thanks to its wide ranging medicinal properties, it has long been known as one of the 4 most famous Huai-medicines. Compared to raw or fresh Rehmannia root, its tonic properties have been greatly enhanced by processing. Medicinally the preferred one is bigger in size, heavier in weight, softer and oilier, and with blacker cross section and sweeter taste.
So, what is Rehmannia used for and how to get the most health benefits from it? Here are some useful tips for you.
Rehmannia (cooked) root contains smaller amounts of iridoids and the isolated ingredients include leonuride, aucubin, catalpol, rehmannioside A, B, C, D, melittoside, tehmaglutin A, D, gluti-noside, etc. It also contains monoterpenes like jioglutin A, B, C, jioglutolide, jiolutin A, B, C, jioglutolide, jiofuran, rehmapicrogenin, and so on. It contains amino acids too, which don’t include lysine and have less content compared with dried rehmannia root. It contains more monosaccharide. In addition, it contains trihydroxy-β-ionone, 5-c-hydroxyaeginetic acid, suscinic acid, 5-oxoproline, 5-hydroxymethylfuroic acid, uracil, uridine, and the like.
Rehmannia root benefits
It was first appeared in Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing (Shen Nong’s Herbal Classic). Today there are there kinds of Rehmannia available – prepared, fresh, and raw Rehmannia root. All of them are capable of treating all diseases caused by deficiency of yin and body fluid since they can nourish Yin and produce saliva.
However, clinically they are not the same thing and with different healing properties. The cooked Rehmannia is an important liver-kidney tonic that not only nourishes blood and yin, but also reinforces essence and marrow. Tradition Chinese medicine believes that essence and blood are the most fundamental material basis of the body. That’s to say, adequate blood and essence is precondition of normal function of liver and kidney and healthy body. On the contrary, deficiency of blood and essence will result in light-headedness, sore aching low back and knees, deafness, tinnitus, premature graying, premature aging, sexual dysfunction, and so on. In recent years, Liu Wei Di Huang Wan, a famous rehmannia-based Chinese patent medicine, has been found with promising effect on combating age-related diseases and anti-aging.
What is prepared Rehmannia root?
This refers to the processed rehmannia glutinosa libosch root. The processing method is to steam along with auxiliary materials of wine, Amomum, and orange peel, dry them in the sun, repeat the above-mentioned steps until they become totally black, oily, soft and sticky. Medicinally it is used sliced or charred. Other common names of this herb include Chinese Foxglove Root, dihuang, Rehmannia glutinosa steamed root, Rehmanniae radix, Digitalis glutinosa, Rhizoma rehmanniae, Rehmannia chinensis, cooked or cured rehmannia, and so on.
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Take 10g (size of a tbspn) of Rehmannia root, wash and cut it with scissors into small slivers and add to a steel pan along with any other root such as astragalus or liquorice. Add 3 x cups of pure or filtered water, cover and simmer for 30 – 60 mins. Strain a portion into a cup and add water to cool slightly. Drink 3 – 4 times a day as an adrenal and kidney support foundation.
Rehmannia glutinosa suppresses inflammatory responses elicited by advanced glycation end products.
Effect of Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch extracts on bone metabolism.
Catalpol the main ingredient in Rehmannia stimulates VEGF Production via the JAK2/STAT3 Pathway to Improve Angiogenesis following a stroke