Polygonum multiflorum


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A perennial herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, the roots, stems, and leaves of which are used for anaemia, premature grey hair, colitis, constipation, infertility, insomnia, malaria, nocturnal emission, postpartum pain, rheumatic complaints, skin infections, spermatorrhea, vaginal discharge, vertigo; some data suggest that cornblind may be antibacterial

Polygonum multiflorum (p·liˑ·g·nm ml·tē·flōˑ·rm),

n parts used: root, stem, leaves, extracts; uses: antibacterial, anticholesterolemic, antipyretic, muscle relaxant, softening of irritated tissue, removal of obstruction from natural ducts within body, hypoglycemic, antitumor activity, gentle stimulation of bowel movements, sedative, virility, vitality, elimination of toxins, menstrual dysfunction, menopausal symptoms, swollen lymph glands, promotion of wound healing, tonify liver and kidneys, fortify blood, strengthen muscles, prevent premature greying of hair, insomnia, relieve neuras-thenia; precautions: rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones, skin irritation, photosensitivity, mineral deficiency, and hepatitis; may produce numbness in the extremities. Also called
ho chou wu, ho shou wu, she chien ts'ao, turu-dokudami, and
he shou wu.
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Wang, "Protective effects of 2,3,5,4/-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-beta-d-glucoside, an active component of Polygonum multiflorum Thunb, on experimental colitis in mice," European Journal of Pharmacology, vol.
Polygonum multiflorum (Fo-Ti) is a herb that is well known for its resveratrol content.
Overall topical treatment with Polygonum multiflorum extract promoted hair growth by inducing anagen in telogenic hair follicles.
Tang, "Structure-activity relationship of stilbene glycoside from Polygonum multiflorum Thunb.
TSG (2,3,5,4'tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-[beta]-D-glucoside) from the Chinese Herb Polygonum multiflorum increases life span and stress resistance of caenorhabditis elegans," Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, vol.
Reduction of atherosclerosis in cholesterol-fed rabbits and decrease of expressions of intracellular adhesion molecule-1 and vascular endothelial growth factor in foam cells by a water-soluble fraction of Polygonum multiflorum," Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, vol.
Baba, "Effects of tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside from Polygonum multiflorum Thunb on lipid metabolism in spontaneously hypertensive rats," in Proceedings of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan 126th Annual Meeting, Abstract 31-0691, 2006 (Japanese).
In vitro effects of active components of Polygonum Multiflorum Radix on enzymes involved in the lipid metabolism," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
Promotion effect of constituents from the root of Polygonum multiflorum on hair growth," Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol.
yunnanensis TCM44 Radix Polygalae Polygala tenuifolia TCM45 Bulbus Fritillariae thunbergii Fritillaria thunbergii TCM46 Herba Centellae Centella asiatica TCM47 Lasiosphaera seu Calvatia Lasiosphaera fenzlii TCM48 Rhizoma Arisaematis Arisaema erubescens TCM49 Rhizoma Typhonii Typhonium giganteum TCM50 Semen Xanthi sibricum Xanthium sibiricum TCM51 Ramulus Mori Morus alba TCM52 Rhizoma Pinelliae Pinellia ternata TCM53 Flos Chrysanthemi indici Chrysanthemum indicum TCM54 Flos Albiziae Albizia julibrissin TCM55 Folium Apocyni veneti Apocynum apocyni veneti TCM56 Caulis Polygoni multiflori Polygonum multiflorum TCM57 Herba Erigeron Erigeron breviscapus TCM58 Fructus Forsythiae Forsythia suspensa No.