Ligustrum Glossy Privet Fruit Nu Zhen Zi Extract Pwd 100gr ActiveHerb

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Herbal Information on Ligustrum Furit in Extract Powder Form Nu Zhen Zi refers to the fruit of the Ligustrum lucidum plant, commonly known as the Glossy Privet.  One of the most valued uses of Nu Zhen Zi in traditio…

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Herbal Information on Ligustrum Furit in Extract Powder Form

Nu Zhen Zi refers to the fruit of the Ligustrum lucidum plant, commonly known as the Glossy Privet.  One of the most valued uses of Nu Zhen Zi in traditional practices is for promoting longevity and combating aging. The herb is believed to enhance vital energy, or 'Qi', and fortify 'Jing', which is considered the essence that supports vitality and youthfulness. Its use in anti-aging remedies is deeply embedded in the cultural practices of health preservation in China. This herb is widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is known for its beneficial effects on the liver and kidneys. It is often prescribed to enhance liver and kidney functions, and to clear heat and toxins from the body.

Traditional Uses and Benefits:

  1. Liver and Kidney Support: Nu Zhen Zi is believed to nourish and strengthen the liver and kidneys, which in turn can help improve vision, boost vitality, and promote longevity.

  2. Anti-Aging Properties: Due to its potential to enhance liver and kidney health, it is also associated with anti-aging properties.

  3. Immune System Enhancement: This herb is sometimes used to bolster the immune system, particularly after illness or during recovery periods.

  4. Antioxidant Effects: Nu Zhen Zi contains compounds that are thought to have antioxidant properties, helping to combat free radicals in the body.

How To incorporating Nu Zhen Zi Concentrated powder seamlessly into your daily routine

  1. Tea Preparation: One of the simplest ways to use Nu Zhen Zi powder is by making a tea. Dissolve a recommended dose of the extract powder (usually about 1-3 grams) in hot water. You can drink this tea once or twice daily, depending on your needs and the advice of your healthcare provider.

  2. Mix with Other Beverages: If tea isn’t your preference, you can mix the powder into other beverages like smoothies or juices. This can make taking the herb more enjoyable and allows you to combine it with other nutritious ingredients.

  3. Capsule Form: For ease of use and to ensure you're getting a precise dose, you might consider filling empty capsules with the powder. This method is convenient, especially if you're often on the go.

  4. Combination with Other Herbs: Nu Zhen Zi can be combined with other herbs to enhance its effects. It's commonly paired with herbs like He Shou Wu (Fo-Ti) for reinforcing kidney health and anti-aging benefits. However, it's important to consult with a healthcare provider or a qualified herbalist before combining herbs to ensure they are appropriate for your specific health needs.

  5. Topical Application: Although less common, some preparations of Nu Zhen Zi might be used topically, especially in skincare products for its antioxidant properties. Check with product guidelines or professional advice for topical uses.

Common Name: Glossy Privet Fruit

Botanical Name:  Ligustrum Lucidum Fructus 

Channels/Meridians: Kidney, Liver

Pin Yin Name:  Nu Zhen Zi

Other Names: Privet Fruit, Fructus Ligustri Lucidi

Concentration Ratio:  10x

Active Ingredients:   Specnuezhenide ≥ 1 mg/g

Granule Composition:   90% extract + 10% dextrin

Form:  Single Herb Extract Powder    

Benefits of Single Herb Extract Powders

  1. Increased Potency: Because the active components are concentrated, these powders often require a smaller dosage to achieve the desired effects compared to the whole herb.

  2. Easier Absorption and Digestion: The body can more easily absorb the beneficial compounds from powders as they are already broken down from their raw form.

  3. Convenience: Extract powders are easy to store, measure, and consume. They can be mixed into liquids, sprinkled on food, or encapsulated.

  4. Longer Shelf Life: Compared to fresh herbs, extract powders are more stable and have a longer shelf life, making them a practical option for long-term use.

  5. Consistency in Strength: Each batch of extract powder can be standardized to ensure consistent potency, which can be difficult to achieve with raw herbs.

Single herb extract powders are particularly beneficial for those who want to integrate specific herbal remedies into their health regimen without the complexity of handling and preparing raw herbs. They are widely used in both traditional medicine systems like Traditional Chinese Medicine and in modern dietary supplements.

Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.

Origin: China

Brand:  ActiveHerb

Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.  Do not use with diarrhea, an over dose may cause diarrhea.

California Prop 65 

Naturally Occurring Chemical Components:  oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, apigenin-7-glucoside, luteolin-7-glucoside, cyanidine-3-glucoside, cyanidine-3-rutinoside, malvidin-3-rutinoside-5-glucoside, sodium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron copper, manganese, nickle, chromium, silver, hydroxyphenyl ethyl alcohol, d-mannito

Product Properties:  Bitter, Sweet, Cool


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Ligustrum Glossy Privet Fruit Nu Zhen Zi Extract Pwd 100gr ActiveHerb

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