Achyranthes bidentata is an important medicinal plant of the Amaranthaceae family that has been listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, is one of the most frequently used herbs in formulas that are prescribed for the regulation of bone and mineral metabolism. It is rich in active phytochemical compounds including saponins, ecdysterone, oleanolic acid glycosides, ketosteroids, and flavonoids, and produces effects that include strengthening of the muscles and bones, invigoration of the liver and kidneys, promotion of blood flow, removal of blood stasis, and increase in longevity.
What are the benefits of Achyranthes Bidentata root extract?
- It helps with Steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH): Achyranthes Bidentata root extract prevents steroid-induced ONFH and alleviates steroid-induced bone deterioration by regulating the RANKL/RANK/OPG signaling pathway. Thus, Achyranthes Bidentata root extract should be considered a potential candidate drug for the treatment of steroid-induced ONFH.
- Blood stasis: it helps to treat blood stasis with dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, and retained lochia.
- Other benefits: it may help with pain due to trauma, low back and knee pain and soreness due to kidney and liver deficiency. It acts as an auxiliary for painful urinary dysfunction or vaginal discharge.
Who can use Achyranthes Bidentata root extract?
Achyranthes Bidentata root extract is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and skin of colour, but do make sure to conduct a test patch to see if you are allergic to this extract.