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Puerariae Flower May 5, 2010

Filed under: Live Space — cnesgreen @ 6:08 pm

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Puerariae Flower

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Other names:

Flower of lobed kudzu vine, Flower of kudzuvine, Wisteria

 

Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi

Pueraria  thunbergiana (S. etZ.) Benth.

Pueraria  hirsuta (Thunb.) Schneid.

Pueraria  pseudohirsuta Tang et wang

Pueraria thomsonii Benth.

 

 

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Puerariae was first described in the Chinese materia medica, Shen Nong Ben Cao  ( 200 B.C.) .  Both the roots and flowers of ge gen have been used to treat alcohol abuse, drunkenness, and hangover ( "jiu du" or alcohol poisoning) safely and effectively in China for more than a millennium. [1]

Now it has been tested in addiction to smoking and is considered to have the same effect, reducing the addiction in a month time.

Puerarin promotes osteoblast to differentiate by influencing the activity of ALP and promotes bone formation by the meditation of estrogen receptor.

 

 

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Diaphoretic (producing or increasing perspiration), antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, antipyretic, help to ripen measles, stopping diarrhea.

Being used in fever and headache in cold or flu, spastic muscles, thirst, diabetes, diarrhea, acute ileus (intestine blockage), measles ripening difficulty, in alcohol hangover, alcohol withdrawal, angina, hypertension, smoking, alcohol, early stage of acute deafness.

Shoots are used as a lactagogue.

 

 

Chemical ingredients:

 

Flavonoids

7-xyloside puerarin

3′-hydroxypuerarin

formononetin

genistein

methylpuerarin

daidzein

daidzin

puerarin

puerarin-7-xyloside

4’-6’-O-diacetylpuerarin

7,4-diglucoside

xylopueratin

miroestrol

Glicoside

4-O-D-glucoside

8-C-apiosyl-glucosides

pueroside A, B

Pueranol

Triterpenoids:

sophoradiol,

soyasapogenols A, B,

cantoniensistriol

Alkaloid

kassein

Saccharides:

starch (10-15%)

D-mannitol

D-(±)pinitol

Saponins:

β-sitosterol

kudzusapogenol A, B, C

6,7-dimethoxycoumarins

5-methylhydrantoin

Arachidic acid

 

 

 

Herbalist doctor’s viewpoint

 

effect on smooth muscle: it contains ingredients that can contract and relax the smooth muscles

effect on coronary blood vessels: relaxes the blood vessels

anti-arrhythmia

enhances the function of the heart

lowers blood pressure and lowers the resistance of peripheral  blood vessels

beta energetic blocking effect

inhibits platelet coagulation

lower blood sugar

inhibits growth of cancer cells and induces differentiation of cancer cells. (Normally cancer cells do not differentiate, so it never loses its potential for growth. )

anti-oxidation

improves memory

improves eyesight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Take 2-3 tsp  Puerariae Flower

 

Wash in boiling water, Strain it.

 

Pour the hot water onto the flowers again and steep for 5-10 mins.

 

Strain the flower, enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Schisandra, Mint, Voilet

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Acrid, Sweet, Neutral

 

 

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Once a bag of herbals or flowers is opened, The herbals could be kept in ambient and dry conditions such as in the living room, the study or the office, but it must be completely away from light, moisture, smell and heat.

 

An airtight container or a vacuum tank is an ideal storage solution.

 

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Sealed Clips are also a good choice for opened packaging bags.

 

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The quality of the herbals lasts longer if they are kept in the fridge. But please make sure the package is sealed and cover with a box to insulate from temperature change.

 

In addition, if the bag is taken in and out from the fridge very often, this will cause heat stress to the herbals as temperature is increased and decreased very frequently. Air will be drawn from outside and condensation will occur.

 

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That is why we packed our herbals into small sealed packaging bags instead of large bags or boxes. You could open a small bag of the herbal and enjoy its freshness while the other bags are sealed and well kept in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Many alternative medicine health care providers feel that using certain herbal teas during pregnancy is a great way to support optimal pregnancy health. Herbal teas can often provide an additional source of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and iron.

 

However, due to the lack of studies on most herbs, the FDA encourages caution when consuming herbal teas during pregnancy.

 

It is always best to talk with a qualified medical professional about any herbal teas that you are interested in drinking.

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