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Common Name:
Cnidium Fruit, Cnidium Seed, Cnidium Fruit, Monnier’s Snowparsley,  Shechuangzi, Osthole, Jashoshi, Cnidii Fructus, Jashoshi
Botanical Name:
Cnidium monnieri; fructus

Chinese / Pin Yin Name: She Chuang Zi
Follow your doctor or healthcare professional's advice for how to use this herb.
Do not use if pregnant or nursing.

Cnidium Benefits & Information

Cnidium monnieri is a flowering plant that is native to India, China, Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Eastern Russia. Cnidium has a rich medicinal history. In traditional Chinese medicine cnidium was used to address sexual function, fertility, skin health and allergy concerns.   Research has found cnidium contains over 400 constituents that benefit health. Several of the major components that have been studied include coumarins, chromones, and osthole, Coumarins possess anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. Chromones, contain antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. Osthole may benefit memory, nervous system function, cardiovascular health, blood sugar, blood pressure, bone health, and contains antifungal, analgesic, and antibacterial properties.

Cnidium has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to dry dampness, warm kidney and strengthen yang. It is used in an external application to kill parasites and ease itching, and as an internal application to dispel cold and dry dampness. Cnidium is a common ingredient in many skincare creams in China and Japan. Cnidium may benefit male libido, support sexual performance, promote reproductive health, and benefit skin health.

Cnidium is typically used topically in herbal salves, lotions, rinses, and compresses.   Cnidium may also be used as a tea, decoction, or tincture. Cnidium powder is perfect for making your own fresh filler-free capsules.

Cnidium Herb Category: 
Warm, Bitter, Acrid, Slightly Toxic

Channels: Kidney, Spleen
Cnidium Naturally Occurring Components:  coumarins osthole, imperatorin, xanthotoxol, volatile oils, liposoluble compounds, chromones, monoterpenoid glucosides, terpenoids, glycosides, glucidesn, imperatorin, bergapten, isopimpinellin, xanthotoxol, xanthotoxin, cnidimonal, cnidimarint

Herbs that Combine With Cnidium

Magnolia Bark    Horny Goat Weed    Cinnamon


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