Herbal Information for Phellodendron Bark in Cut Form
Common Names: Phellodendron bark, Amur Cork Tree Bark
Botanical Name: Phellodendrop spp.; Cortex
Pin Yin Name: Huang Bai
Organic: Yes, USDA Certified Organic
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: One Pound (1lb)
Form: Cut, Certified Organic
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Brand: Nuherbs Organics
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
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Additional Information for Huang Bai
Benefits of Huang Bai
- Benefits Cardiovascular Health (1)
- Reduces Kidney Fire
- Supports a Healthy Urinary Tract System
- Clears Heat Fire
- Temporary Relief of Inflammation
- Elimination of Oils and Abscess
- Dispels Damp
- Expels Toxins
- Support Proper Digestion when occasional Diarrhea is present
Product Properties: Bitter, Cold
Channels/Meridians: Kidney, Bladder
Naturally Occurring Components of Huang Bai
10. Obacunonic acid
Therapeutic Uses And Benefits
Phellodendron bark (Amur cork tree bark) has a strong bitter taste and is best known as diuretic and cooling herb that aids to stimulates the liver and gallbladder. Phellodendron bark has both antimicrobial and antibiotic properties due to the alkaloids present in the plant. The active constituents of this herb are berberine, jatrorrhizine, magnoflorine, candicin, palmatin, obacunone, 7-dihydro stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol, and campesterol. Phellodendron bark has a strong antibacterial effect which can aid to soothe internal stomach aliments. Phellodendron bark acts as an anti-diarrheal with strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Phellodendron bark (Amur cork tree), also referred to as Huang Bai in China, is commonly used in Chinese herbalism. A strongly bitter remedy, the bark is regarded as a detoxicate for hot damp conditions. The bark is alterative, antibacterial, antirheumatic, aphrodisiac, bitter stomachic, expectorant - to aid in the relief of congestion, hypoglycaemicm - a supportive additive to maintain blood sugar levels, and tonic.
Berberine is a bioactive compound that can be extracted Huang Bai. Berberine affects the body at the molecular level, and has a variety of functions inside cells. One of the main functions is activating an important enzyme called AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase), which regulates metabolism. Additionally it has a yellow color and has often been used as a dye.
Berberine plays a supportive role as an effective herb to maintain normal weight.
Berberine contributes and assists in reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels, while raising HDL, the good cholesterol. Berberine benefits long-term cardiovascular health.
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Each batch of herbs is dual-lab tested by in-house lab and independent third party lab. In-house lab is equipped with instruments such as a high performance liquid chromatograph, moisture determination meter, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, etc.
In addition, the following additional tests are performed:
- Pesticides - over 200 pesticides tested for (Uab 2000 screen)
- Heavy Metals - Lead, Mercury and Arsenic
References: (1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2409365/
Lee, Sun Haeng, and Sung Chul Kwak. "Effects of Huang Bai (Phellodendri Cortex) and Three Other Herbs on GnRH and GH Levels in GT1–7 and GH3 Cells." Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 (December 16, 2016): 1-6.
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