Sarcandra glabra seeds Chloranthus glaber seeds

Common name:Chloranthaceae seeds

Sarcandra glabra is an herb native to Southeast Asia. It has been used in traditional chinese medicine for the treatment of bruises, bone fractures, arthritis, nausea, internal pain, joint swelling and cough. It has been proposed for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. In one clinical observation in china, Sarcandra glabra was shown to increase platelet production. This herb is also believed to posses a regulatory action on immunity.

Sarcandrae glabra is a warm herb and can have both a bitter and sweet taste. This herb is used in TCM due to its latent-heat-clearing qualities. It also has strong detoxifying properties, helping to clear heat and toxic material. It can especially enhance cellular energy production. It also has nonspecific anti-inflammatory activity, and has been used to promote circulation.