Production Name :Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract
Latin Name: Radix Angelicae Pubescen.
Specification Ratio: 10:1
Part Used: whole herb
Appearance: Yellowish Powder
Test method : TLC
Taste & Property :Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Organ Meridians : Heart, Lung, Stomach
What is ophiopogon japonicus root extract?
Ophiopogon japonicus root extract is derived from the root of a lily family plant called ja-no-hige (or “snake's beard”) in Japanese. It is rich in saccharides known to hydrate the skin. It protects the skin from dryness by boosting the skin's moisture-retaining ability and brings a more refined texture.
Ophiopogon Root (Mai Men Dong) has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to influence the heart, the lungs and the stomach.
Ophiopogon japonicus root extract was first recorded in the “Shen Nong’s Herbal Classic”, the oldest and well-kept ancient pharmacology book found in China by far. Also known as “the elixir”, it has long been regarded as one of top-grade tonics.
Ophiopogon extract contain a variety of steroidal saponins, carotenoids, mucilage, sugars, stigmasterol, and other ingredients. Pharmacological experiments show that it can increase white blood cell counts, extend the lifespan of antibodies, improve immune function and DNA synthesis rate, and promote the production of antibody, complement, interferon, lysozyme, and other immune substances. In addition, it is also found with ability to improve myocardial contractility and protect myocardial cells. As a result, it becomes one of main ingredient in Shengmai powders, which, to a certain extent, can help to activate and restore the pulse.
In traditional Chinese medicine, Ophiopogon is believed to moisten the lungs and nourish yin; strengthen the stomach; clear away heat in the heart; and moisten the bowels to relieve constipation. It is also believed by some to be a very powerful shen tonic. Put it in the words from Ben Cao Gang Mu (Compendium of Materia Medica) – long term use of ophiopogon tuber can help people become healthier, lighter in weight, forever young, and full all the time.
• Moistens the Lungs, nourishes Yin and stops cough
– Lung Yin Deficiency with a hacking, dry cough or a cough with thick, difficult to expectorate sputum, or hemoptysis
– Pathogenic Warm-Dryness
– Dryness that has transformed into Fire
• Nourishes Stomach Yin and generates Fluids
– Stomach Yin Deficiency with dry mouth and tongue
• Moistens the Intestines
– Constipation, dry mouth and irritability as a result of febrile disease or Yin Deficiency
• Clears the Heart and eliminates irritability
– Ying Stage Heat with fever and irritability which is worse at night
– Yin Deficiency with fever and irritability which is worse at night
It can be used as supplement Vitamin E.
It can lower blood pressure and blood fat.
It is used to enrich the blood and invigorate the circulation of blood.
It can fight against oxidation and scavenge free radicals.
It can protect the pathological changes of main artery as well as to treat atherosclerosis.