Cnidium is the dried mature fruit of cnidium monnieri, mainly containing pinene, isovaleric acid borneol ester, phenol ether, and Lactone of bergamot,etc.
1. The anti-Trichomonas effect:
Cnidium monnieri is used to treat trichomonal vaginitis by external usage of traditional Chinese medicine, but the single doesn’t work well or the effect is very weak, its effective composition has not been reported. But the effect of compound prescription of cnidium suppositories or lotion is very good.
2. The sex hormone-like effect:
Cnidium monnieri extract is subcutaneously injected to mice per day then last for 32 days and can extend the emotional period and shorten the estrus, and make the estrus of castrated rats appear, increasing the weight of ovarian and uterine and having a similar sex hormone-like effects. Proved by the method of increasing the weight of prostate,seminal vesicles and levator ani muscle, cnidium extract has the sex hormone-like effect and There is no corrosion effect on the Vaginal mucosa of rabbits.3. The antiasthmatic effect: