Agitation or extreme anxiety among elderly individuals is commonly manifested due to changes not only in their functional abilities but also because of structural alterations. In the early days, elderly age-associated agitation is treated in the eastern region through an alternative medical treatment known as “Yokukansan”. Such treatment measure contains relative amounts of Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract, which is said to be the prime component for agitation control. Today, manufacturers of health supplements indicated for both elderly and middle adulthood individuals contain Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract as it is found to provide many benefits in the human body. Most of the uses of Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract involve the nervous system and cognition. As an ingredient which targets the brain, caution must be raised among patients taking Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract as it may cause side effects in cases of overdose.
What is Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract?
Under Japanese and Chinese medical practices, Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract is used in controlling convulsions or epileptic attacks. It is a unique supplement ingredient which targets neurons and nerve cells in general. Studies show that several disorders involving the brain, which include degenerative brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia, may be prevented when Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract is taken prior to the onset of the conditions. Among patients who are already suffering from these conditions, however, treatment with Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract is not quite likely. Experts also say that problems associated with neurotransmitter production and release such as Schizophrenia, depression and anxiety may be controlled with Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract supplementation. Since there are limited studies as of yet on the exact effects of Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract in the human body, it should be taken only when prescribed by physicians among patients who are already suffering from mental and nerve cell-associated conditions.
What are the benefits of using Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract?
Aside from targeting the brain and improving overall cognitive health, studies show that Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract supplements may also provide other health benefits. These include the following:
- It may help protect heart cells from damage
A significant finding on Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract which was only discovered recently is that it may also help protect heart cells from damages brought about by toxic matter circulation. Experts are currently looking into the correlation between Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract and atherosclerosis.
- It may help control addiction
Patients who are under addiction rehabilitation are also advised to take Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract supplements as the compounds in the extract are quite useful in improving addiction treatment prognosis. This observation is still subject to deeper researches.
- It has anti-inflammatory effects
Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract may also help control inflammations in the body brought about by infections and trauma in the inflammation site. The anti-inflammatory effects of the extract may be enhanced when combined with other anti-inflammatory herbal extracts.
Although it is shown to be very useful especially in improving brain health, Uncaria Rhynchophylla extract must be taken only within recommended doses. Toxicity may result with excessive dose.