Semen cuscutae extract makes a promising osteoporosis herbal tea, as well as supports neurocognition and reproductive health.
Osteoporosis Herbal Tea
Semen cuscutae, also called Tu Si Zi and Dodder Seed, is an all-natural nootropic herbal extract. We selected it as one of the handful of global extracts we sell because studies suggest that it may support brain health, central nervous system health, sexual health, and a healthy reproductive system.
A recent study published in Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy indicates that Semen cuscutae may show anti-osteoporosis activity via improving bone homeostasis and bone metabolism. The authors concluded that Semen cuscutae could be a promising agent in the prevention and treatment of ovariectomized (OVX)-induced osteoporosis.
According to the study, Semen cuscutae may make a good osteoporosis herbal tea because it has the potential to:
- restore the balance between osteoblast-regulated bone formation and osteoclast-regulated bone resorption.
- show an anti-osteoporosis effects.
- improve bone metabolism.
Postmenopausal osteoporosis is an estrogen deficiency disease characterized by deterioration of bone microstructure, decreased bone strength, and reduced bone mineral. Estrogen deficiency-evoked osteoporosis is caused by an increase in osteoclast activity and a decrease in osteoblast activity, resulting in fragility fractures for those with postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Many studies have indicated that osteoporosis herbal tea such as that made from Semen cuscutae extract may support bone health in both healthy individuals and osteoporosis patients. Semen cuscutae is a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine with antioxidant, anticancer, and neuroprotective properties. It has long been used to help prevent osteoporosis and aging and improve sexual function.
Health Benefits of Semen cuscutae
Semen cuscutae is the seed of a vine used in traditional Chinese medicine to invigorate the kidneys, nourish the liver, and improve eyesight. In addition to being an excellent osteoporosis herbal tea, studies show Semen cuscutae has the potential to do the following:
- protect nerve cells against damage, degeneration, or impaired function.
- alleviate memory loss by rescuing caspase-3-mediated synaptic damage.
- show protective activity against chemically induced memory deficit, cholinergic dysfunction, oxidative damage, and neuroinflammation.
- exhibit an immunosuppressive effect on dendritic cells and attenuates dendritic cell function, which suggests it has the potential to support the treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
Semen cuscutae has the potential to support a healthy reproductive system, as well as invigorate the reproductive endocrine function. It may be beneficial in treating male sterility and may raise success rate in artificial insemination.
A Well-Rounded Extract for Optimal Health
Semen cuscutae is adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-senescence, cardio-protective, neuroprotective, immunomodulatory, neurotrophic, nootropic, and osteogenic. It makes a wonderful osteoporosis herbal tea, and it’s a well-rounded, all-natural herbal extract with the potential to support brain health, nervous system health, hormonal balance, and sexual health.
To learn more, a good place to start is with our Semen cuscutae FAQ. Linden Botanicals sells Semen cuscutae extract in quantities small and large and as part of our proprietary BrainStorm Nootropic Brain Health Kits.