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Alternative Names

Cnidii Rhizoma, Cnidii Monnieri Fructus, Cnidium Fruit, Cnidium Extract, Cnidium Monnier, Cnidium Fruit Extract, Cnidium Seeds, Cnidium Monnieri Fructus, Extrait de Fruit de Cnidium, Extrait de Cnidium, Fruit de Cnidium, Graines de Cnidium, Monnier's Snowparsley, She Chuang Dze, She Chuang, She Chuang Zi

Scientific Name

Cnidium Monnieri

Why Do People Use Cnidium?

The oral preparations of Cnidium monnieri (Cnidium) like cnidium powder, are used for a number of purposes that include: • The enhancement of sexual performance and libido • Treatment of infertility issues • Erectile dysfunction • To increase body energy level • For body building purposes • Osteoporosis • Cancer • For the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections Topically, cnidium powder is considered very useful for the treatment of rashes, pruritus, ringworm and eczema.

Is It Safe To Use?

There is lack of authentic information to rate the safety of Cnidium monnieri. In Lactation and Pregnancy - There is no information available that could suggest the safety of this product during sensitive conditions like lactation and pregnancy. Therefore, child bearing women or women who are breastfeeding their kids should avoid the oral or topical use of cnidium powder or related products.

How Effective Is Cnidium?

There is lack of authentic information to rate the effectiveness of Cnidium monnieri.

How Cnidium Works?

The most useful parts of Cnidium monnieri are it seed, fruits and entire plant as well. Coumarin derivatives are considered to be the most active constituents of cnidium powder. The coumarin derivatives include imperatorin, osthol, bergapten, xanthotoxin and isopimpinellin. Other coumarins have also been recognized that include cnidimarin and cnidimonal. Cnidium is also very rich in a number of other constituents that include aromatic glucosides , monoterpenoids and hemiterpenoids. The sexual performance is believed to be positively influenced by the use of cnidium powder. According to preliminary evidences gathered from animal models, coumarin constituents of cnidium fruit have shown relaxing impacts on the corpus cavernosum. This also recommends that constituents of cnidium may encourage penile erection. The purified osthol and isopimpinellin constituents derived from the cnidium fruit extracts appear to have antipuritic impacts in animal models. However, this impact does not appear to be as powerful as the antihistamine diphenydramine. Results of some clinical studies have shown that use of cnidium fruit represses itching triggered by substance P without bringing about sedation. High levels of substance P is has been implicated in those patients who are suffering from skin sensitivity diseases, for example, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Extract of cnidium fruit and osthol constituent derived from it also appear to have an anti-allergy impacts in animal models. According to some recent clinical studies, it has been confirmed that cnidium powder may also be responsible for some anticancer effects. The constituents founds in Cnidium monnieri have cytotoxic reactions against colorectal and cervical cancer cells and also against leukemia cells in vitro. Osthol, a coumarin constituent, appears to have the potent cytotoxic reaction against tumor cells of human. Both imperatorin and osthol stimulate the apoptosis (death) of HL-60 leukemic cells. There is interest toward utilizing cnidium powder for the treatment of osteoporosis in aged individuals. Sesquiterpene constituents, 1-hydroxytorilin and torilolone, appear to protect from tacrine-triggered liver cytotoxicity in vitro. There is also much interest toward utilizing Cnidium monnieri for osteoporosis issues. Coumarin constituents of fruit concentrate appear to fortify osteoblast multiplication in vitro. Osthol is more effective on osteoblast proliferation than bergapten and imperatorin.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Cnidium?

There is no side effect reported due to oral or topical usage of Cnidium.

How Cnidium Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no known interaction between cnidium powder and different supplements and herbs.

How Cnidium Interacts With Drugs?

There is no known interaction between Cnidium monnieri and drugs.

How Cnidium Interacts With Foods?

There is no known interaction between cnidium and food items.

How Cnidium Interacts With Lab Tests?

There is no known interaction between cnidium powder and other lab tests.

How Cnidium Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

There is no known interaction between Cnidium monnieri and various diseases or conditions.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Cnidium?

There is no typical dosage of cnidium.


Cnidium monnieri is a local Chinese plant. It has also been found in the US in Oregon. Cnidium is also known as Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM that has been utilized for a number decades. Cnidium is especially utilized topically for dermatological conditions. It is a general ingredient in Chinese creams, ointments and lotions as well.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Cnidium Powder Extract 35%


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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