It is a herbal medicine anfd also heath food.
Fragrant Solomonseal Rhizome is the dried rhizome of Polygonatum odoratum (Mill. ) Druce (Fam. Liliaceae).
Action: To nourish yin, promote the production of body fluid, and relieve dryness syndromes.
Indications: Impairment of yin of the lung and the stomach with dry cough, dryness of the throat and thirst; diabetes caused by internal heat.
[Properties] sweet, slightly bitter.
[Actions & Indications]
cardiac exhaustion: use with Aminophylline and hydrochlorothiazide
high lipids: use with shan zha
for age spots: use with ju hua, jiang can, can yong, bo he.
(1). effect on heart small amount of yu zhu decoction or tincture strengthens the invitro heart of frogs, while large amount weaken the heart rate, or even stop the hearts.
(2). effect on blood vessels: when given 20% decoction to the the blood vessels of frogs, caused the blood vessels to contrict. Giving 20ml of venous injection to dogs, caused the kidney volumn to shrink.
(3). effect on blood pressure: giving 20% of yu zhu decoction of 1, 2 and 5ml of venous injectin s to domestic rabbits cause the blood pressure to rise slowly but giving small dosage of 5 ml to dogs under anesthesia, caused the blood pressure to lower temporary.
(4). effect on blood lipids and arteriosclerosis: using yu zhu injectiones in muscle injection or in stomach feeding can prevent the rising of triglycerides but cholesterol had risen after administering the herb.
(5). effect on blood sugar: giving domesticated rabbits venous injection of 2 yu zhu extract of 0.5/kg, has caused the blood sugar to lower, but stomach introduction has caused the blood sugar to rise initially and to lower eventually. It can obviously inhibit the effect of of raising blood sugar by the epinephrine.
(6). effect on intestines:20% decoction can initially stimulate in vitro intestines of mice, and eventually inhibits the intestines.
(7). effect on uterus: 20% decoction can mildly stimultate in vitro uterus of mice.
(8). effect on lack of oxygen: injecting 100% yu zhu injectiones, enable mice totolerate lack of oxygen.
not to use in cases of damp phlegm and qi stagnation in the stomach.