Dendrobium herb supplement
May 28 2015 by Ray Sahelian, M.D.

Dendrobium is used in Chinese Medicine for stomach ailments, and to promote the production of body fluid, and to reduce body heat. See Chinese Herbs for more listings. The full benefits of this herb are not clear to me yet.

Dendrobium species, commonly known as "Shihu" or "Huangcao," represents the second largest genus of Orchidaceae, which are used commonly as tonic herbs and healthy food in many Asian countries.

Dendrobium Research
Antiplatelet aggregation principles of Dendrobium loddigesii.
J Nat Prod. 1994.
The MeOH extract of the stem of Dendrobium loddigesii was found to inhibit the aggregation of rabbit platelets induced by arachidonic acid and collagen. Two active compounds, moscatilin and moscatin, were isolated. Moscatilin diacetate also exhibited antiplatelet aggregation activity.

Studies on the chemical constituents of Dendrobium loddigesii rolfe
Yao Xue Xue Bao. 1991.
According to IR, UV, MS and NMR spectra of the compounds isolated from the fresh stem of Dendrobium loddigesii Rolfe (a Chinese medicine), 3 constituents were identified. They are shihunidine, shihunine and dendrophenol. Chemical reactions showed that shihunidine was derived from shihunine during isolation. Shihunidine and shihunine were shown to be inhibitors of Na+, K+-ATPase of the rat kidney.

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2013 Oct. Effect of Dendrobium officinale granule on long-term-alcohol-induced hypertension rats. To observe the effect of Dendrobium officinale granule (DOG) on symptoms, blood pressure and serum biochemical indexes of long-term-alcohol-induced hypertension rats. The long-term administration of DOG can relieve alcohol-induced hypertension, while alleviating general signs, liver and kidney injuries and abnormal blood fat biochemical indexes.

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2013 Feb. Review of pharmacological activities of Dendrobium officinale based on traditional functions. This review firstly made a summary of ancient literature on traditional functions of Dendrobium, combined with literature of modern pharmacological research and clinical application of D. officinale from CNKI search system, it was summarized that D. officinale had broad bioactivities including immunomodulation, antifatigue activity, antioxidation, digest-promotion, stimulation of salivary secretion, lowering hyperglycemia, anti-hypertension, anti liver injury and antitumor activity, etc. Furthermore, public healty needs and present situation of cooperative product development were analyzed base on tradtional functions, pharmacological actions and related clinical applications of D. officinale, could provide a reference for the further industrial development.

We are producer of dried dendrobium stem for Chinese herb. We have our own dendrobium farm near Yangon, Myanmar. If you are interested to buy our products, Please contact us. We are looking for genuine buyers of our product and hope to be business partner with you in the near future. Best regards, San Lynn, Director, A Pagan AgriMyanmar Pte Ltd