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Gastrodia elata - AKA Tian ma

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by picante, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. picante

    picante Senior Member

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    I'd like to know whether anyone has tried Gastrodia, and what results they had. I've just ordered some.
    The link below is a review of scientific evidence for some biological activities of Gastrodia, which is well known in TCM. (Incidentally, they don't mention its anti-viral properties.)

    It's called Gastrodiae Rhizoma in the article, which is simply Latin for rhizome of Gastrodia.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3942998/
    The scientific evidence sections are:
    Anticonvulsion
    Antioxidation
    Treatment for Mental Disorder
    Neuroprotection
    Memory Improvement
    Anti-cardio-cerebral
    Anti-inflammation
    and then a separate section on
    Anti-depressant mechanisms

    On the TCM websites, they always mention that it is used to treat "neurasthenia".
     
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