Gastrodia elata Health effects and herbal facts
Gastrodia elata is a saprophytic perennial herb of the Orchidaceae family. It is found in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Japan, North Korea, Siberia, Taiwan as well as mainland China grow at elevations of 400–3200 meters at the edge of forest. The herb is used in Traditional Chinese medicine and Sichuan cuisine. It is one of the three orchids listed in the earliest known Chinese Materia Medica. Medicinally, it is used for 'calming the liver'and for treating headaches, dizziness, tetanus, and epilepsy. According to "Nutrition Review," "Gastrodia root has been shown to exert novel pain relief and inflammatory-mediating activities, as well as in vivo and in vitro inhibitory activity on nitric oxide production.
- China: China - Anhui, Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan
- Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu
- China: China
- Eastern Asia: Korea
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