Today in Pharmacognosy class I have learned many kinds of herbs which can cure gynecological diseases. Here I choose Angelica acutiloba Kitagawa and Cnidium officinale Makino to talk about more detailedly. Angelica acutiloba Kitagawa’s medicinal part is the root. Angelica acutiloba Kitagawa contains the neutral oil which can expand the coronary. The extraction can expand the peripheral vascular and anti-arrhythmic,accelerate the blood flow. It is particularly suitable for patients with arrhythmia, coronary heart disease, hypertension. Angelica acutiloba Kitagawa can excite and inhabit the uterine smooth muscle. Many women drugs contain this kind of compound. It can be used to adjust menstrual and also can be used to treat uterine prolapse and enuresis. Cnidium officinale Makino is a perennial herb of the family Umbelliferae,and it is an important traditional oriental medicinal plant which is widely used as a traditional oriental medicine for treatment of replenishing the blood, tonicity, headaches, women’s diseases, stagnated blood, and inflammation of the lymphatic gland. Cnidium officinale Makino and its main active components have been reported to exhibit various pharmacological and biological activities including antiangiogenic, anti-complementary, antidiabetic, mmunological, acaricidal and insecticidal activities.
I found sometimes the shape of the herb and its function is similar, this is a very interesting thing.