Chinese medicine has been touting the effects of the cnidium plant for thousands of years. This humble flowering herb has been harnessed for different health applications since at least 200 A.D. It is now being used as a viable alternative to modern medicine. Cnidium Extract, a purified derivative, is being utilized today as a powerful and effective supplement for men’s health. It provides a wide range of benefits including anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. In addition, this plant has been readily used as a powerful aphrodisiac, increasing both sexual desire and performance in users.
Cnidium monnieri, sometimes referred to as snow parsley, is a small fragrant plant native to Asia and Eastern Europe. The plant has also recently been found in the state of Oregon. Traditionally it was used to treat a wide variety of dermatological conditions, but was later discovered to have a multitude of other unique and beneficial properties. Although the whole plant can be used medicinally, the bulk of cnidium’s benefits seem to be concentrated in the seed. Cnidium Extract is formulated from these seeds to promote the highest potency possible, for maximal efficacy.
The key to cnidium is in the important bioactive ingredients it possesses called coumarins. Of chief importance is the coumarin called osthole. Osthole has been demonstrated to be a powerful mediator of cAMP and cGMP levels in the body which are directly linked to immunity and inflammation. Studies have shown that the osthole found in this extract can work to promote wellness in these areas by inhibiting two enzymes called 5-lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase. This same ingredient also works in a completely different way to promote results in the circulatory system. Osthole acts to relax blood vessels causing dilation by exerting an antagonistic effect on Ca2+ channels. These channels are powerful regulators in the circulatory system. They work as a primary mechanism in the corpus cavernosum, a male anatomical feature which is directly responsible for producing and maintaining erection.
Cnidium also contains a substance called beta-sitosterol. This compound is one of many important sterols derived from plants call phytosterols that are being explored for their many applications in alternative medicine. Beta-sitosterol has been used for maintaining prostate health, which is crucial to optimal sexual performance. This phytosterol is thought to work by reducing inflammation and negative symptoms associated with common conditions like enlarged prostrate.
Key ingredients in cnidium derivatives like osthole, are found to be absorbed and distributed rapidly when taken by mouth. Users should not combine this erection modulating herb with medications like Viagra, as this could increase the risk of unwanted side effects.
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