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Lovage rhizome Oil

Latin Name: Ligusticum chuanxiong
Product Specification: 1%~50%Ligustilide
Product Type: Clear,reddish brown liquid.
Part of the Plant Used:  Root 
Extract Method:  supercritical CO2 extraction
CAS No:  4431-01-0

Traditional use
Rhizoma Chuanxiong(Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort. (Umbelliferae)), known as Chuanxiong in Chinese, acommonly used Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) herb, has been used fortreating cardiovascular diseases in China for centuries (ChinaPharmacopoeia, 2005). In addition to raw herb preparations used in conventionalTCM practice, various Chuanxiong based proprietary products containingChuanxiong crude extract, especially Chuanxiong essentialoil extract, are alsoused clinically. For instance, Quick-acting Heart SavingPill (Chinese name:Suxiao Jiuxin Wan), a product manufactured for sublingual delivery, containsChuanxiong essential oil extract as the primary ingredient. In recent years,this product is one of the top five best-selling TCM-based cardiovascularproducts in China.Promote the circulation of blood and vital energy, expel wind and alleviatepain.

Pharmacological Actions:
1.Act on the centralnervous system: its aqueous solution in hibits mice’s autokineticmovement,prolongs the duration of pentobarbital’ hypnotic action,decreasing the excitement stimulating by Caffeine.
2. Act on cardiovascularsystem: relaxes the coronary arteries,provides increased blood supply to the heart muscle,decreases the cerebrovascular accidents; Lower blood pressure.
3. Act on the bloodsystem: inhibits the platelet aggregation, reduces the viscosity of the blood, andsuppresses the thrombosis.
4. Inhibits the growth ofintestinal gram-negative bacteria and skin fungi.
5. Inhibits orpreventsthe growth or development of malignant cells.
6. Clinical Application:It has a satisfactory effect on coronary heart disease, angina, ischemiccerebral vessel diseases, thrombus, headache, hepatitis disease, difficultmenstruation; improves visual acuity; prevents chronic mastitis etc.

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