Reynoutria japonica belongs to the dicotyledon family, and refers to a perennial herbaceous plant widely distributed in Korea, Japan, China, and Taiwan. Reynoutria japonica, characterized by a hollow stem with a height of about 1 m, is widely distributed in mountains, fields and streams across the country. It is said that the name Reynoutria japonica was given because the shape of the stem resembles a tiger pattern when it is young. In addition, it is also called by various names such as Beomsinga and Gamjefull. Reynoutria japonica has a soft texture, slightly slippery, and has a characteristic sour taste. The young shoots are eaten raw, or used as an ingredient in greens, stir-fry, and soups. The roots of Reynoutria japonica are also dried and drunk as tea. It is known to have various beneficial effects in the body under the influence of major ingredients such as hyperin, polygonin, anthrone, and chrysophanol, which are contained in large amounts. Now, let’s take a look at the main effects of Reynoutria japonica and the side effects to be aware of when ingested.
Reynoutria japonica main benefits
The first effect Reynoutria japonica has is its excellent diuretic effect. When you consume Reynoutria japonica, it is said that it helps a lot to improve kidney function and facilitate the excretion of urine. In particular, the effect of excreting urine is said to be helpful in preventing and improving symptoms of urinary diseases such as cystitis, which is caused by bacterial infection in the bladder.
In addition, this excellent diuretic effect is also known to have a good effect on the discharge of various wastes and harmful substances accumulated in the body.
2. Vascular health
Reynoutria japonica dilates the coronary arteries through the complex action of various components to release clogged blood clots, and at the same time improves blood flow, which helps to promote overall health of blood vessels. When consumed regularly, it can help improve the symptoms of hyperlipidemia, which is a state in which the lipid component in the blood is increased, and it is said to have a good effect in preventing various vascular-related diseases.
3. Improves Arthritis
Arthritis is a disease in which the joints, where bones meet, are damaged and inflamed due to various causes. Inflamed areas cause pain and, if the symptoms worsen, form hard nodules, limiting normal movement, causing great discomfort in daily life. In addition, if the condition worsens, the risk of complications may increase. Reynoutria japonica strengthens the muscles and tendons that make up the joints, and makes bones strong, helping to prevent and improve symptoms of various arthritis such as rheumatism and degenerative diseases.
4. Skin beauty
It is said that various components in Reynoutria japonica help to lighten the skin tone by discharging unnecessary melanin pigment and inhibiting the production. In addition, it protects the skin from free radicals that cause skin aging, slowing the skin aging process, and helping to improve skin wrinkles. Due to this skin health effect, Reynoutria japonica extract is widely used as a major raw material for skin whitening and skin wrinkle improvement.
In addition to the various benefits mentioned above, Reynoutria japonica is said to improve indigestion symptoms, stop frequent coughing, and help clear phlegm. In addition, it is said that it is widely used as a medicine for the treatment of jaundice, hepatitis, dropsy, bruises, boils, and hemorrhoids. Reynoutria japonica’s main efficacy is to improve symptoms such as poor menstruation after childbirth, irregular menstruation, pain in arms and legs due to customs, osteomyelitis, and gonorrhea. Side effects to be aware of and how to consume
Although Reynoutria japonica has various effects, it is recommended to consume it in an appropriate amount, as excessive consumption may cause side effects such as diarrhea. It is especially recommended for those with weak stomachs. In addition, it is recommended not to consume Reynoutria japonica during pregnancy because the effect of relieving blood stasis can affect the health of pregnant women.
Reynoutria japonica can be consumed in several ways, but drinking it in the form of tea has the advantage of being able to consume various medicinal ingredients of Reynoutria japonica more effectively. First, prepare 10g of Reynoutria japonica root in about 1L of water, and wash Reynoutria japonica thoroughly under running water. Then boil water and Reynoutria japonica together, and when the water boils, reduce the heat to low and simmer until reduced by half. And drink one cup a day, and keep refrigerated when storing.