Adenophora herb health benefit
April 14 2016 by Ray Sahelian, M.D.

Adenophora is a genus in the Bellflower family, with about 40 species. Adenophora confusa is known as Ladybells.

I recently came across an herbal raw material supplier that was offering Adenophora 10:1 Extract. I can find very little information published on adenephora, and I could not tell which species of adenophora was being offered by the supplier. The Chinese materia medica "Nanshasheng" (Radix Adenophorae) specified in Chinese Pharmacopoeia (1995) is the dried root of Adenophora tetraphylla. Results of an investigation on the botanical origin of the drug showed that the roots of 30 species (subspecies, varieties) of the genus Adenophora are also used in certain districts in China.

Adenophora herb research study
Isolation, purification and analysis of polysaccharides from Adenophora potaninii
Zhong Yao Cai. 2002. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming.
Polysaccharides, AP-1 and AP-3, were obtained through extraction of the roots of Adenophora potaninii Korsh by hot water, followed by the isolation and purification by DEAE-cellulose and Sephadex G-200 column chromatography. Analysis of sugar composition showed that AP-1 is D-glucan, while AP-3 is composed of glucose, rhamnose, arabinose and glucuronic acid in the molar ratio of 5:1:1:3.

A new triterpenoid from Adenophora polyantha
Zhong Yao Cai. 1998. Shandong University of TCM, Jinan.
A needle crystal from the ethanol extract was isolated. Its structure was determined on the basis of its Elementary Analysis, IR, MS, 1HNMR, 13CNMR and chemical property and established as Isotaraxerone.

Phytochemistry. 2014. Antibacterial compounds from Salvia adenophora Fernald.

Can adenophora herb be taken the same day as resveratrol supplement?
   We don't have enough experience with the combination to know for sure, but, as a general rule, low dosages of most herbs and nutrients can be combined without problems.