Dendrobium (Shihu)
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For thousands of years, people in south China will risk their lives to pick the "immortality herb" grown in the edge of cliffs for saving patients in critical condition. You might have guessed by now that the herb mentioned is called dendrobium. In the legends, the juice of it can resurrect the dead. Of course, this is just a legendary saying but can offer another perspective on reviews. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be called as "gold in medicine".
And its main health benefits are as follows:
1) Nourishing Yin and body fluid. The "China Pharmaceutical Dictionary" claims that it is specialized at nourishing qi and fluid in lung and stomach. Hence, it treats a variety of diseases caused by deficiency of yin and body fluid;

2) Rich in polysaccharides that enhance immune function. It has been used drug for stomachache and epigastric pain. It has a good cholergetic effect, which has been praised highly by many herbalists.


3) The secretion of fluid and function of bone and muscle begin to gradually decrease during middle age.helps to strengthen tendons and bones, relieve joint pain, and reduce rheumatism. And modern pharmacological research also showed that it can improve stress ability, prevent or stop fatigue, and promote circulation.

4) Lowing blood sugar. It has long been used as the specific drug for diabetes since ancient times thanks to its ability of nourishing yin, clearing heat, and moistening dryness. Clinical studies have shown that it cannot only enhance activity of insulin, but also significantly reduce and change blood sugar levels back to normal;

5) Improving eyesight. It was also viewed as one of the best eye tonics in the eyes of ancient physicians because of its yin-nourishing and eyesight-improving properties. And modern pharmacological studies confirmed that it could make a difference on the prevention and treatment of senile cataract and children’s eyesight;

6) Nourishing the skin. Due to dwindling Yin fluid in body, the aging of skin speeds up in people in middle age. Therefore, the skin begins to turn black and become wrinkle. This is where the dendrobium gets in since the mucus it contains can moisturize and provide nutrition to the skin;

7) Prolonging life. The "Shen Nong’s Herbal Classic" reviews that it is an effective medicine that can help weight loss and longevity. Modern pharmacological studies confirmed that it contains many trace elements, which are closely related to human health and longevity. Hence, it has more comprehensive anti-aging effect compared to other herbs.

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