MODERN RESEARCHES SUPPORT MANY OF NOTOGINSENG‘S REPUTED “CURE-ALL” PROPERTIES:
- Dilate artery
- Increase blood flow in cerebrovascular System
- Lower Low-Density-Lipoprotein-Cholesterol and Blood Pressure
- Improves hyperglycemia
- Improves anemia and other blood disorders
- Improves fatigue, Immune Deficiency
- Anti-aging, repair liver Damage
WHAT IS NOTOGINSENG?
Panax notoginseng has a 600-year old history as a tonic and hemostatic drug; over 200 compounds have been isolated from this plant, exhibiting a variety of pharmacological effects, and appropriately enough the genus name “Panax” is derived from the Greek word (Pan = all + axos = medicine) meaning ‘cure all’. Notoginseng nourishes the blood by dissipating blood stasis, inhibiting bleeding, enhancing circulation and alleviating pain.
The primary bioactive ingredients in ginseng plants are saponins, of which more than 60 have been identified. Saponins from ginseng plant exert angiogenic effects by activating vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptor in downstream signaling pathways. Further, ginsenoside Rg5, a compound newly synthesized during the steaming process of ginseng was found to promote angiogenesis and improve hypertension without adverse effects in the blood vasculature. Rg5 specifically increased phosphorylation of insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) resulting in stimulation of nitric oxide pathways to enhance angiogenesis.
Notoginseng is featured in nearly every Patented Herbal treatment in China. Of China’s 24 most well-known FDA-recognized health supplements, 19 contain NotoGinseng. NotoGinseng can be taken in capsule or powder form or combined with other herbs in a formula.
NotoGinseng has been primarily used to treat cardiovascular diseases by promoting blood circulation to dispel blood stasis, benefiting qi, and nourishing blood. In the Bencao Gangmu (Compendium of Materia Medica, 1596 A.D.) it is stated: "On account of the fact that Notoginseng is an herb belonging to the xue (blood) phase of the yangming and jueyin meridians, it can treat all diseases of the blood."