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What are the function and benefits of Organic Cortex Phellodendri Extract?

Organic Cortex Phellodendri is also known as “Huang bai” in Chinese and “Obaku” in Japanese. It is a plant grown in China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Far East of Russia. The earliest record of this plant was on “Shennong’s Classic of Materia Medica” . According to the scientific database of China Plant Species and Chinese pharmacopeia 2015 edition, According to the latest information from “information system of Chinese rare and endangered plants,” It is categorized as one of the second degrees of endangered plants. According to the scientific database of China Plant Species and Chinese pharmacopeia 2015 edition, It is categorized in the family of Phellodendron Rupr. The medicinal part of the plant is the dried trunk bark. It had been viewed as one of the 50 fundamental herbs in Chinese herbalism. Traditionally, its medicinal part could exert therapeutic effects in various diseases such as meningitis, cirrhosis, dysentery, pneumonia, tuberculosis, etc.Nowadays, It has comprehensive therapeutic effects which include immune modulation, anti-inflammatory,antimicrobial,antibacterial,anticancer,hypotensive,antiarrhythmic, antioxidant, antigastric ulcer, and antipyretic agents, etc. According to the Clinical Chinese Materia Medica, 2006 edition, It has a bitter flavor and cold nature and can enter the meridian of kidney, bladder, and large intestine. It could clear heat, dry dampness, drain fire, eliminate steam, resolve toxin, and treat sores. It and its species contain various chemical derivatives. One of the important ones is alkaloids which contain berberine and jatrorrhizine. Both compounds were proven to be effective against some type of tumours, infections, neurological diseases.


There are some benefits in Organic Cortex Phellodendri Extract as following:

1.May Prevent Weight Gain

Oleic acid in it may inhibit the formation of fat, decrease weight gain, and suppress hunger.

2.May Help With Arthritis

It can reduce inflammation in cartilage and protect collagen.

In patients with high C-Reactive Protein (CRP) levels, It was able to help osteoarthritic patients with weight and reduce inflammation markers.It may help the heart in arthritis patients by reducing triglycerides, LDL levels and fasting glucose levels, but increasing HDL levels.

3.May Help With Diabetes

It may reduce symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. It may also reduce fasting glucose levels. And it may also help with regulation of normal insulin levels.

4. May Help Allergies

It can help with eczema by reducing inflammation and allergies of the skin. It reduces histamine and other inflammatory cytokines. And it can help with asthma.

5. Protects The Skin Against The Sun

It can protect the skin against Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) damage and may prevent sunburns.

6.Has Anti-Depressant Effects

In multiple double-blind, placebo controlled studies, It can help male adults with stress, mood, energy, and anger, thus preventing "burnout". In another placebo-controlled double-blind clinical trial with women, It was able to reduce anxiety, appetite, and stress, while improve sleep. It helps with mood by inhibiting the degradation of the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, thus increasing neurotransmitters in the brain.


Overall,It is used for osteoarthritis, weight loss and obesity, diarrhea, ulcers in the stomach or upper part of the small intestine (peptic ulcers), diabetes, meningitis, pneumonia, eye infections, tuberculosis, and cirrhosis of the liver.Some people apply phellodendron to the skin for psoriasis, to kill germs, and to reduce redness and swelling.

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