Also known as
Phellodendron amurense, Huang bo
Phellodendron amurense is a large tree in the Rutaceae family whose bark has been used in the Traditional Chinese system of Medicine for stiff neck, headache, bacterial infections, sickness, & to support the liver. In addition to the traditional uses, phellodendron bark also has shown remarkable efficacy in relaxing the body & mind, reducing both anxiety & pain.
Protoberberine, berberine, & related isoquinolines, phellodensin, phellodenol
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1-2 teaspoons of bark or 3-6 grams are recommended brewed in tea for general anti-anxiety, muscle relaxing, & pain relieving effects. Phellodendron combines excellently with Magnolia bark, Corydalis yanhusuo, & other sedatives & pain relievers.
Phellodendron is an incredibly useful herb for herbalists the world over, providing a mixed sedative & analgesic effect. The herb decreases stress hormones, increases GABA production, & elevates serotonin content. A constituent of phellodendron, berberine, has a documented mood lifting effect activated by the elusive sigma-1 receptor.
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