1. Immune system
Component PRCB1a of polysaccharides from Radix Cynanchi Bungei ahs exerted the property of enhancing the ability of T lymphocytes proliferation, improving the thymus and spleen index, celiac macrophage ability and delaying hypersensitivity ability.
2. Gastroprotective activity
Oral administration of ethanol extract and chloroform fraction of Cynoctonum wilfordii (Bai Shou Wu)Has inhibited the development of ethanol- and indomethacin-induced gastric lesions and also caused significant decrease of gastric acid secretion after histamine-induced gastric lesion.
3. Liver cancer
Caudatin-2,6-dideoxy-3-O-methy-β-D-cymaropyranoside (CDMC), the C-21 steroidal glycoside recently extracted from Bai Shou Wu had exerted the anticancer activity of CDMC by inhibiting cell proliferation and inducing of apoptosis associated with caspase 3 activation,.
4. Antitumor effects
Wilfoside C3N, one of the two most abundant and active C21 steroidal glycoside (C21) of Baishouwu, has inhibited the proliferation of ECA109 cells moderately in a dose and time-dependent manner and induced apoptosis in the ECA109 cell line through a mitochondrial pathway.
5. Lung cancer
Three C2 steroidal saponins from Cynanchum auriculatum have exhibited on the cell growth and cell cycle of human lung cancer A549 cells.
6. Hair growth (Turns white hair Black)
The water diluted juice of bai shou wu, after 6 weeks has exhibited the function of turning the 70% of gray hair of 70% of the patients to black and enhancing hair regrowth of 50 % of bald head patient.