Paeonia lactiflora herbal extract may prove effective in supporting treatment of ulcerative colitis, a recent study shows. As a result, Paeonia lactiflora may make an excellent intestinal and colon health support herbal tea.
The study, published in Medical Science Monitor, reviews the pharmacological mechanism of Paeonia lactiflora in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Paeonia lactiflora is often used to support treatment of ulcerative colitis in traditional Chinese medicine.
Ulcerative Colitis Herbal Tea
There are 70 common target genes between Paeonia lactiflora and ulcerative colitis. The biological functions of the common target genes of Paeonia lactiflora and ulcerative colitis include response to lipopolysaccharide, response to estradiol, response to drug, positive regulation of nitric oxide biosynthetic process, and steroid hormone-mediated signaling pathway. Enrichment of the KEGG signaling pathway mainly involves signaling pathways, including Pathways in cancer, TNF signaling pathway, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, and Toxoplasmosis.
The results of this study show that Paeonia lactiflora acts on multiple targets and plays a helpful role on ulcerative colitis through multiple pathways. The study confirmed the beneficial effect of Paeonia lactiflora on ulcerative colitis and provides a basis for further study of the pharmacological mechanism of Paeonia lactiflora in the support of treatment of ulcerative colitis.
Try Paeonia lactiflora Extract
A decoction of the dried sliced root of Paeonia lactiflora has been used in the support of treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, hepatitis, dysmenorrhea, psoriasis, muscle cramping and spasms, and chronic fever. Beneficial uses have been the subject of recent scientific research concerning its ability to modulate the immune system.
A water/ethanol extract of the root known as total glucosides of peony (TGP) exerts anti-inflammatory effects by inhibiting the production of inflammatory mediators. TGP has also been reported to have protective effects of cells against oxidative stress. The anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of TGP provide the basis for support in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Paeonia lactiflora shows great promise as an ulcerative colitis herbal tea. Studies also show that Paeonia lactiflora may provide support for common neurodegenerative diseases by slowing neurodegeneration and thus reducing neuroinflammation and inhibiting intrinsic and extrinsic apoptosis. In addition, it may improve motor and non-motor symptoms by regulating the levels of neurotransmitters.
To learn more about the health benefits of Paeonia lactiflora extract, including its use as an ulcerative colitis herbal tea, a good place to start is with the Paeonia lactiflora FAQ. Linden Botanicals sells the extract in its online store. Our Paeonia lactiflora is a concentrated extract from the root. It is standardized to 10% TGP (Total Glucosides of Peony). There are no added ingredients.
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