Ajuga turkestanica herb
April 10 2016 by Ray Sahelian, M.D.

Ajuga turkestanica is a plant from Central Asia that has phytoecdysteroids. Phytoecdysteroids include alpha-ecdysone, 2-desoxyecdysterone, ecdysterone, sileneoside A, and turkesterone. This plant was apparently used by Soviet athletes for anabolic purposes.

Muscle strength
Eur Rev Med Pharmacology Sci. 2014. Ajuga turkestanica increases Notch and Wnt signaling in aged skeletal muscle. Supplementation in aged mice increases Notch and Wnt signaling in triceps brachii muscle. If Notch and Wnt benefit skeletal muscle, then phytoecdysteroids may provide a protective effect and maintain the integrity of aged skeletal muscle.

Experimental study of pharmacotherapeutic effect of phytoecdisteroids and nerobol in toxic liver damage
Eksp Klin Farmakol. 2001. Institute of the Chemistry of Plant Substances, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Abdulaeva, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Phytoecdysteroids ecdysteron and turkesteron isolated from Ajuga turkestanica (Rgl.) Brig. decrease the manifestations of uremic intoxication in rats with experimental renal pathology induced by a nephrotoxic mixture (containing uranyl acetate and glycerol). Injected in a dose of 5 mg/kg, the drugs restore glomerular filtration level, favor the disappearance of the albuminuria and normalize urinary sediments. The nephroprotector effect of the phytoecdysteroids studied resembles the action of a steroidal anabolic drug nerobol.

Ajuga turkestanica is the botanical name for ?

As of 2016, I have not seen human studies with the use of Ajuga turkestanica extract or supplements. There is a product with turkesterone called AnabolX.

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Our company Sumyfitofarmacia LTD - manufacturer and supplier of medicinal herbs and vegetative herbal products would like to offer you Ajuga turkestanica and Rhodiola rosea root (origin Siberia). Please let me know, if anything could be intereste for your production. Tatyana Hakhova sales manager Sumyfitofarmacia Ltd.