What is Cynomorium？
Cynomorium is a parasite , parasitic on the roots of white thorn. Nitraria Born Chinese and western Gobi desert areas. Unlike the process of reproduction Cynomorium plants, humans and animals are very similar.
it grows in dry, rocky or sandy soils, often in salt marshes or other saline habitats close to the coast. It has had a wide variety of uses in European, Arabic and Chinese herbal medicine.
The main production in Gansu Hexi Corridor Minqin County, Jiuquan melon.
Cynomorium is used to tonify the yang (treat impotence and backache), strengthen the tendons, and nourish the blood to alleviate the blood-deficiency type of constipation (typically occurring with old age), Relieve aching and weakness of loins and knees and treat sexual problems(spermatorrhea).
Chemical constituents of Cynomorium Extract
Cynomorium Extract containing anthocyanin (Anthocyanin), triterpenoid saponins (Triterpenoid saponins), tannin (Tannin), carrots glycosides (Daucosterol), β-sitosterol (β-Sitosterol), ursolic acid (Ursolic acid), catechin (Catechin), gallic acid (Gallic acid). Still contain volatile components, which contains 22 compounds , palmitic acid and oleic acid as its main ingredient. Second, potassium, sodium, iron, manganese, zinc and other 15 kinds of elements and SO42-, Cl-, and PO43-, plasma, containing soluble inorganic raw total of about 7% of the dose. Also contains aspartic acid, proline and other 15 kinds of amino acids .
Benefits of taking Cynomorium Extract
Cynomorium kidney herbs is the most commonly used blindly drugs, which can Pinggan kidney, Yijingyangxue, laxative, treatment of infertility caused by lack of blood, but also gluten bone health, calcium supplement . There are significant benefits for the human body; enhance immune function; clear free radicals ; inhibition of platelet aggregation; having sugar cortical hormone-like effect; supplemental vitamins and minerals . Latest scientific experiment proved cynomorium also has anti-cancer , anti-viral, anti-aging effect. For immunity is low, susceptible diseases; youth who toil cause health overdraft; frequent urination constipation, insomnia, hair loss, asthma , atrophy weak premature ejaculation and other chronic diseases.
Cynomorium Extract Application
* Improve immune system
* Neutralize harmful free radical
* Promote cell generation & metabolism
* Improve sexual performance
* Suppress blood platelet aggregation
* Enhances adrenal gland excretion function
* Improve vitality
* Enhance metabolism
* Increase male libido
* Prevent cancer
>J Ethnopharmacol. 2005.
The estrogenic activity of 70% EtOH extracts of 32 traditional Chinese medicinal plants, selected according to their reported efficacy for the treatment of menopausal symptoms, was assessed. Among them, 11 (34%) species proved to be active. Polygonum cuspidatum had the highest estrogenic relative potency, followed by Rheumpalmatum, Cassia obtusifolia, Polygonum multiflorum, Epimedium brevicornum, Psoralea corylifolia, Cynomorium songaricum, Belamcanda chinensis, Scutellaria baicalensis, Astragalus membranaceus and Pueraria lobata.
Induction of apoptosis in HL-60 cells treated with medicinal herbs.
>Am J Chin Med. 2003.
In order to develop a new apoptosis inducer, we screened 22 crude drugs for their apoptosis-inducing activity. It was found that Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Cynomorium songaricum, Eucommia ulmoides, Phellodendron amurense, Cinnamomum cassia and Paeonia lactiflora induced the death of HL-60 cells.
Studies on chemical constituents and pharmacological effects of the stem of Cynomorium songaricum Rupr.
>Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1999.
In order to exploit the medicinal resources and provide a scientific evidence for the clinical use and quality of Cynomorium songaricum control, the chemical constituents and pharmacological effects of the stem of the plant were studied. Seven compounds were isolated from the stem of Cynomorium songaricum and identified as beta-sitosterol, palmitic acid, ursloic acid), daucosterol, catechin, naringenin-4′-O-pyranogluoside and succinicyacid.
Inhibitory effects of constituents from Cynomorium songaricum and related triterpene derivatives on HIV-1 protease.
>Chem Pharm Bull. 1999.
From CH2Cl2 and MeOH extracts of the stems of Cynomorium songaricum RUPR, ursolic acid and its hydrogen malonate were isolated as inhibitors of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) protease. Amongst various synthesized dicarboxylic acid hemiesters of related triterpenes, inhibitory activity tended to increase in the order of oxalyl, malonyl, succinyl and glutaryl hemiesters, for triterpenes such as ursolic acid, oleanolic acid and betulinic acid. The most potent inhibition was observed for the glutaryl hemiesters. From the water extract of the stems of Cynomorium songaricum, flavan-3-ol polymers, consisting of epicatechin as their extender flavan units, were also found to be potent inhibitory principles against HIV-1 protease.
Two stigmastenol compounds were isolated from the root of Cynomorium songaricum.
Triterpenes and steroidal compounds from cynomorium songaricum
>Yao Xue Xue Bao. 1993.
From the whole parasitic plant of Cynomorium songaricum three ursane type triterpenes, three steroidal compounds, palmitic acid and sucrose were isolated. The triterpenes were identified as acetyl ursolic acid, ursolic acid and a new compound, ursa-12-ene-28-oic acid, 3 beta-propanedioic acid monoester. The steroidal compounds were identified as beta-sitosterol palmitate, beta-sitosterol and beta-sitosterol glucoside (daucosterol).
Side effects and safety of Cynomorium Extract
Blurred vision is a potential side effect from high doses.
Dosage of Cynomorium Extract supplement:
A typical dose would be 100mg a day.