The root of Platycodon grandiflorus contains saponins such as platycodin, which exhibit anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy and neuroprotective effects. Extract (Balloon Flower Root) is used to eliminate phlegm, relieve cough, reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and sugar and improve immune system.
Many different flavone glycosides in bamboo leaves have demonstrated antioxidant activities. Bamboo leaf extract is used for asthma, cough and gallbladder problems
White lily bulb contains saponins and polysaccharides that give soothing, anti-inflammatory effects. White lily extract is helpful in healing burns and wounds. It can also be used for pain, swelling, edema, bleeding and cough.
Licorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra and wide used for flavoring compound and herbal medicine. The active component glycyrrhizin has demonstrated antiviral, anti-inflammatory, liver protection effects. Licorice extract has many beneficial uses that include but not limited to: ulcers, viral infections, tendonitis, athlete’s food, canker sores, menopause, dandruff and asthma.
Begonia (Begonia oblique L.) is rich in flavonoid and other polyphenols, which have antioxidant activities. Begonia extract may be used to tonify the spleen, stop diarrhea and invigorate the stomach. Begonia is also one of the main supplements for the treatment of urinary system diseases.
Wolfberry, also known as Goji, is derived from Lycium chinensis. Its active components include Trimethylglycine, which is beneficial to liver system, and other anti-oxidant to reduce damaging free radicals. Woflberry extract may be used for eye protection, anti-aging, anti-cancer, cardiovascular health and liver protection.
Schisandra’s dried fruit is used medicinally and its active component, Schisandrin, has shown liver-protecting effects. Schisandra extract is used for resistance against disease and stress, increasing energy and endurance. It is used for normalizing blood sugar and pressure, stimulating the immune system and is also used for treating liver disease like hepatitis.
The grape seed extract is an excellent source of antioxidants. It contains high concentrations of oligomeric proanthocyanidin (OPC), which can reduce free radical damage of blood vessel cells and protect against cardiovascular diseases. Grape is also a major source of resveratrol. Resveratrol affects the activity of enzymes named sirtuins. Sirtuins play essential roles in a myriad of biological pathways that related in aging process. Resveratrol is used for “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), lowering “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels, increasing “good” (HDL) cholesterol levels, and preventing cancer. In addition, it may protect nerve cells from damage and the buildup of plaque that can lead to Alzheimer’s, as well as prevent diabetes.
Kudzu contains a number of isoflavones and its extract is widely used to treat alcoholism and to reduce symptoms of alcohol hangover. Kudzu is also beneficial for heart and circulatory illness, including high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, and chest pain; for upper respiratory infections including sinus infections, the common cold, hay fever, flu; and for skin aliments, including allergic skin rash, itchiness, and psoriasis.
The active component in pine bark is proanthocyanidin (pycnogenol), an effective antioxidant. Pine bark extract is used for treating circulation problems, allergies and high blood pressure. It is also used for preventing disorders of the heart and blood vessels.
Ginseng is used to strengthen the body and increase general resistance to daily stress. Studies show the unique ingredient found in ginseng, ginsenosides, help prevent fatigue, improves stamina and performance, and increases alertness and learning ability. Ginseng is also used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels such as high blood pressure, low blood pressure, and hardening of the arteries.
The reishi mushroom, or lingzhi mushroom, consists of several fungi species of the genus Ganoderma. Its main active components are ganoderic acids, a group of triterpenes that resemble steroid hormones. Reishi extract is used for boosting the immune system. It can also help prevent high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Polygonum cuspidatum, also known as Japanese knotweed, is important concentrated sources of resveratrol. Resveratrol affects the activity of enzymes named sirtuins. Sirtuins play essential roles in a myriad of biological pathways that related in aging process. Resveratrol is used for “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), lowering “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels, increasing “good” (HDL) cholesterol levels, and preventing cancer. In addition, it may protect nerve cells from damage and the buildup of plaque that can lead to Alzheimer’s, as well as prevent diabetes.
Active components in coix seed include coixol that can reduce inflammation and regulate respiratory movement. Coix seed extract can provide body fluid redistribution, expel dampness, invigorate the spleen, clear heat and facilitate pus drainage.
Cordyceps militaris contains a large quantity of crude proteins, essential amino acids, and nucleosides such as cordycepin. Its extract can be used as a lung and kidney tonic and also benefits the cardiovascular system.
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