Common name: Osthole
CAS NO.: 484-12-8
Molecular Formula: C15-H16-O3
Molecular Weight: 244.29
Specification: 40%, 90%, 98%
Test method: HPLC
Packing: 25KG/ cardboard drum
Storage: Store in cool and dry place and keep away from strong direct light and heat
Shelf Life: Two years when properly stored
What is Osthole?
Osthole is derived from the seeds of the Cnidium monnieri plant which is mainly found in China. Also known as She Chuang Zi in China, Osthole features in many Chinese herbal medicines and health supplements.
Health Benefits of Osthole
1. Anti-inflammation Properties
According to studies undertaken by Gannan Medical College in China, Osthole was effective in controlling the inflammation that comes with nitric oxide. The study which was done on mice followed a dose-dependent approach and indicated that the compound suppressed entry of calcium while increasing cGMP.
Osthole differentiates and also stimulates the production of Osteoblasts-like cells in the human body. The induction of hFOB and MG-63 helps in reducing the negative effects that come with osteoporosis. This is according to scientific research done by scientists from the Chia-Nan University, School of Science and Pharmacy.
3. Treatment of Liver Cancer
One of the possible key Osthole benefits is the treatment of cancer of the liver. In a study conducted by Nippon Chemiphar Company, Osthole increases the production of essential hormones that are effective against cancerous cells. It also combats free radicals that contribute to aging or high toxicity in the level. This is credited to its unique chemical structure and composition (butenyl group position-8).