Oldenlandia Herb (Bai Hua She She Cao) Herbal Times Powdered Concentrate 100 Gram Bottle
Oldenlandia diffusa herb
|Chinese Name||Bai Hua She She Cao, unsulfured|
||Bitter, sweet, cold, liver, stomach, large intestine.
|Other Ingredients (Botanical)||Dextrin
About Oldenlandia (Bai Hua She She Cao)
Oldenlandia is from the Rubiaceae family and is collected from the wild. It is found mainly in the southeastern provinces of China (Guangxi, Guangdong, and Fujian) growing at low altitude in moist fields. It is collected in summer and autumn, dried in sunlight, or used fresh.
Its range of folk uses and clinical applications in modern Chinese medicine are extensive. It may help with skin sores and ulcerations, swollen and painful throat, bronchitis, gynecologic infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, hepatitis, and cancer. Oldenlandia is used to relieve toxicity and clear heat. It has been used in the treatment of colon, stomach, and esophageal cancer. It is said to activate the reticuloendothelial system and helps to increase phagocytosis by lymphocytes. It may also aid in granulocytic leukemia and acute lymphocytic by inhibiting vitro cells in high concentration.
Scientific Studies on Oldenlandia
Many studies have been conducted that demonstrate the anti-cancer potential of oldenlandia. "Oldenlandia diffusa extract effectively inhibited the growth of all the eight cancer cell lines and induced significant increase of apoptosis. The extract exhibited minimum toxic effect on normal pancreatic cells. Furthermore, there was a significant inhibition of lung metastases in the animal model with no noticeable adverse effects. The herb extract could be a potential anticancer agent" (Gupta et. al, 2004). Other studies seem to support the claim. "Recent laboratory studies of the action of oldenlandia suggest that the herb may contribute to inhibiting growth of cancer cells, promoting cancer cell death (apoptosis), and enhancing immune attack against cancer cells" (Dharmananda, 2004).
This product is pharmacopeia grade (it meets or exceeds standards of Chinese pharmacopeia guidelines). Simply put, the quality of pharmacopeia herbs is better than commonly used food grade herbs to ensure they deliver their intended effect. These herbs were made at good manufacturing practices (GMP) internationally certified facilities. Quality control tests are done at the manufacturing site and at third party labs to confirm results. The testing includes detecting for contaminants such as heavy metals, mircobacteria, and pesticide residues.
Dharmananda, Subhuti. "Oldenlandia." Oldenlandia and Scutellaria: Antitoxin and Anticancer Herbs. Institute for Traditional Medicine, Sept. 2004. <http://www.itmonline.org/arts/oldenlandia.htm>.
Gupta S, Zhang D, Yi J, Shao J. Anticancer activities of Oldenlandia diffusa. J Herb Pharmacother. 2004;4(1):21-33. PubMed PMID: 15273074.