Origin: Derived from the roots of Radix ophiopogon or Mondo grass
Also Known As:
Mai Men Ding
Overview: Radix ophiopogon extract 5:1 is a substance obtained from the roots of Mondo grass. It is sweet, slightly bitter, and slightly cold.
It has a long history in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and inflammation. It has also been traditionally used for the treatment of chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, chronic pharyngolaryngitis, silicosis, tuberculosis, gastric and duodenal ulcers, chronic atrophic gastritis, morning sickness.
It contains several bioactive compounds including steroidal saponins, glycosides and polysaccharides which are
- Destroying free radicals in the body
- Lowering glucose levels
- Aiding in weight control
- Potentially inhibiting cancer cell growth and spreading
- Potentially aiding in the reduction of injuries after a stroke
- Protecting against nephrotoxicity induced by anti-cancer drugs
Common Dosage: The recommended dosage for supplementation is not clear at the moment as further studies are needed.