Cnidium may improve conditions including impotence, female infertility, vaginal itching, and yeast infections. It often causes a deterioration of symptoms in men with chronic spermatorrhea and premature ejaculation. Cnidium has some astringent quality, which means that it will help prevent premature ejaculation in men. Furthermore, Cnidium seed has disinfectant qualities and may be used externally as a wash on sores, particularly in the genital region.
It is annual herb, height leaf is alternate, compundumbel , ellipsoidal, 2-4 mm long, about 2 mm in diameter. Externally greyish-yellow or greyish-brown; with 2outcurved stylopods at the summit, and sometimes with a fine fruit stalk at the base. Dorsal surface of mericarps with five thin and longitudinal ridges, commissural surface flattened, with two brown and slightly raised longitudinal ribs. Pericarp lax and fragile, easily rubbed off, seed small, greyish-brown and oily. Odour, aromatic; taste, pungent, cool and numb.
Fructus cnidii extract
Part of plant used
Osthole 5%-98% HPLC
Osthole has an effect of spasmolysising,lowering blood pressure,anti-arrhythmia,enhancing immune function and broad-spectrum antibacterium.Inside the body to warm kidney and invigorat Yang tonics,expell wind and remove dampness,as a treatment of impotence,infertility,morbid leukorrhea and low back pain,while treating trichomonad disease,vulval pruritus and eczema outside as well.
1, Preliminary studies show some of the compounds in cnidium monnieri may have anti-histamine, anti-itch, anti-fungal, andanti-bacterial effects, along with having an influence on the pituitary-adrenocortex axis.
2, Bone strength: Studies on rodents indicate that cnidium monnieri may improve bone strength (coumarins from fruits of cnidium monnier inhibit formation and differentiation of multinucleated osteoclasts of rats). The chloroform fraction from the crude extract was found to have the most stimulating activity. Three coumarins (osthole, bergapten and imperatorin) were isolated, and their effects on osteoblastic proliferation were investigated. Osthole, a major pharmacologically active constituent, significantly promoted the cells' activity. Bergapten and imperatorin were less effective than osthole. These results suggested Cnidium monnieri extracts might have potential activity against osteoporosis, and its chloroform fraction might contain active constituents stimulating osteoblasts.
3, Cnidium for Impotence or erectile dysfunction treatment: In rabbits, a coumarin compound found in cnidium called osthol or osthole was found to help relax the corpus cavernosa of the penis, which would potentially help with blood flow in those witherectile dysfunction.
Osthole is natural extracted form common cnidium. Cnidium seed has been very commonly used in formulations designed to warm the kidneys and strengthen yang energy. it' primarily used for the purpose of overcoming sexual malaise and strengthening sexual potency. the classics repeatedly mention it as an aphrodisiac.
1 It has sterilization and antipruritic effect, and can be used for gynecology
2 Warming kidney and aphrodisiac for men's sexual health
3 Depressurization, anti-arrhythmic effect, the treatment for cardiovascular diseases
4 It is widely used in the field of application of cosmetics, mainly for the sterilization of skin itching, prevent allergy symptoms.
Osthole is widely used in fields of heath products. Osthole can be used as the tonic product on the male impotence,
active ingredients of medicines for gynecological diseases.
Osthole is widely used in fields of medicine products. Osthole also is used as the tonic product on the acute exudative skin disease.
Common Cnidium extract is annual herb,height 30~80cm.The leaf is alternate,compundumbel inflorescence. Cremocarp, ellipsoidal, 2-4 mm long, about 2 mm in diameter. Externally greyish-yellow or greyish brown; with 2outcurved stylopods at the summit, and sometimes with a fine fruit stalk at the base.
Dorsal surface of mericarps with five thin and longitudinal ridges, commissural surface flattened, with two brown and slightly raised longitudinal ribs. Pericarp lax and fragile, easily rubbed off, seed small, greyish-brown and oily. Odour, aromatic; taste, pungent, cool and numb.
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