Osthole is a constituent isolated from the fruit of Cnidium Monnier (L.) Cusson. Its extract is a Chinese medicine used for many years to treat anti-inflammation, anti-osteoporosis, analgesic, anti-lipidomic, and anti-tumor.

Main functions and benefits of Cnidium Monnier Osthole fruit extract powder

  • The tonic effect on male impotence significantly affects treatment impotence, and osthol can increase sperm secretion, stimulate sexual desire, and has aphrodisiac action.
  • Osthole can warm the kidney and relieve asthma.
  • With the role of anti-Trichomonas, women have an excellent osthole effect for common gynecological diseases.
  • Osthole dust can dry moisture, kill worms, and expel cold and wind.
  • For the treatment of acute exudative skin diseases.
  • Osthole powder has the effect of antiarrhythmic.

The applications of Fructus Cnidii Osthole Extract

  1. Applied in the field of food, Fructus extract Cnidii osthole is used mainly as a natural food additive for pigment;
  2. As daily chemical raw material use, Cnidium Monnier fruit powder osthole extract is used in green and cosmetic toothpaste;
  3. As an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant drug, Cnidium Monnier osthol fruit extract is widely used as a raw material in medicine and health.
  4. Cnidium Monnier osthol fruit extract can be used in products for the health care and supplement field.

Uses and Scientific Evidence

Today Cnidium seeds are the most commonly used to treat itchy skin, rashes, acne, eczema, and ringworm, usually in the genital area. Its origin is consumed to increase sexual potency and deal with vaginal discharges. It is often combined with other herb extracts to treat impotence and infertility.

The Chinese still use seeds as an aphrodisiac, and animal studies indicate they can improve bone strength.

Cnidium Monnier, naturally, increases the release of nitric oxide, which powerfully increases the production of cGMP. Cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) is the key to obtaining and maintaining a powerful erection. It relaxes the muscles surrounding Penis, making it possible for the cells present in Penis to take the blood, thus allowing you to enjoy an adequate erection. It is not a fact of knowledge, but the woman’s clitoris contains the same erectile tissue as the male Penis. Without proper blood flow to the clitoris, the woman’s sexual experience can significantly diminish.

Research of Cnidium Monnier

Research conducted by the School of Pharmacy at the University of Shenyang in 2004 found that Cnidium Monnier extracts may have potential activity against osteoporosis, and its chloroform fraction may contain active ingredients that stimulate osteoblasts.

The Department of Pharmacognosy of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China, 2007 made an investigation on the chemical substances of the Cnidium and found the following: Successful isolation of antiosteoporotic components has taken place, that is to say, osthole, imperatorin, and bergapten. Among them, osthol was determined as the main compound that possesses anti-osteoporotic activity.

Cnidium has been an active ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for thousands of years, often for skin conditions. It is not surprising that Cnidium is a common ingredient in Chinese lotions, creams, and ointments.

People take oral Cnidium to increase sexual performance and libido and treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Osthol extract benefits bodybuilding, cancer, weak bones (osteoporosis), and fungal and bacterial infections. Also, Some people take to increase energy.

Cnidium is applied to the skin, itching, rashes, eczema, and ringworm.