Modern analysis has begin that it is affluent in cycloartane triterpene glycosides, methyl phenol, chloromethyl phenol and added polysaccharides. Besides, it still contains nitrogen-containing compounds, alcohols, fatty compounds, flavonols and so on. And studies accept apparent that it can extend the boilerplate adaptation time of beginning animals, decidedly access the weight of the antecedent pituitary, ovary and uterus in rats, decidedly prolong the beddy-bye time of mice, and so on. This herb is accepted as a almighty adaptogen and amative in Ayurveda. What’s more, it can action added bloom benefits.
Boosting allowed system. It can enhance the phagocytosis of peritoneal macrophages in mice. It has no aftereffect on T corpuscle arrangement of accustomed mice, but decidedly increases T corpuscle calculation in immunosuppressed mice induced by cyclophosphamide (Cy). Besides, the “Er Xian” capsule, consisting of curculigo root and Epimedium Herb, can access IgG levels and absolute accompaniment in serum, suggesting that the biologic has assertive accessory aftereffect on humoral amnesty and cellular immunity.
Increasing testosterone levels. It can decidedly access the weight of rat’s seminal vesicle, suggesting that it has the macho hormone-like effect.
Fighting inflammation. It has cogent inhibitory aftereffect on croton oil-induced abscess in mice’s ears.
Warming branch and convalescent arrect dysfunction. TCM generally combines it forth with Shu Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root), Yin Yang Huo (Epimedium), Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii), and Shan Yu Rou (Cornus Fruit, Fructus Corni) for kidney-yang deficiency, which is embodied as impotence, low agent calculation and motility, abortive ejaculation, and seminal emission.
Warming the annoyance to stop diarrhea. According to TCM, it nourishes annoyance to allay cold, stop diarrhea, and access appetite. In this bark, it is a acceptable extraction to abrupt it in wine or amalgamate it with Dali ginseng, broiled ginger, and Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome).
Treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It can be acclimated to amusement altered types of arthritis of cold-damp pattern. In this bark, it is generally accumulated with Huang Qi (Radix Astragali), Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root), Ba Ji Tian, Du Zhong (Cortex Eucommiae), Zhi Chuan Wu (Radix Aconiti Preparata), Xi Xin (Herba cum Radix Asari), and so on.
Combating hypoxia and top temperature. And it has sedative, anticonvulsant effect. And “Er Xian” abridged can prolong the adaptation of animals, abate lipofuscin in liver, heart, and brain, and anticipate claret array formation.