Pharmacological effects of Epimedium

Oct 11, 2017

Pharmacological effects of Epimedium

Epimedium is a traditional Chinese medicine. It has been recorded in ancient Chinese materia. It was first carried out in the book of Shennong materia medica.

1. Effects on the immune system

Epimedium and Epimedium Polysaccharide (EPS) and icariin (Icarrin) can enhance the phagocytosis of murine peritoneal macrophages, and that induced by cyclophosphamide in mouse peritoneal macrophages phagocytosis function returned to normal level.  Total flavonoids Epimedium (TFE) are useful for macrophage phagocytosis of mice significantly.

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Epimedium extract may regulate the immune function through secretion of macrophage factor. It has bidirectional regulation effect of White blood cells cytokines on Macrophage Secretion in -1 (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)


2. Effects on the reproductive system

Epimedium contains many essential trace elements, such as Zn, Mn and Fe, which are closely related to male reproductive function.

Icariin has the effect of androgen, promote growth of seminal vesicle, Icariin could significantly promote testosterone secretion and the cAMP Foundation of rat leydig cells cultured in vitro

3.Effects on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular system

herba epimedii can increase the crown vein flow protection of Epimedium Epimedium Flavonoids, inhibit myocardial ischemia; thrombus;  promote platelet production and enhanced platelet aggregation


Source of translation Pharmacological effects of Epimedium HAN BING

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