Latin Name Huperzia serrata
Chinese Name She Zhu Shishan
Part of the Plant Used Whole Herb
Huperzine A, is a naturally occurring sesquiterpene compound found in the plant Huperzia serrata.
Huperzine A is an Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor similar to other compounds , , and .
In the US, Huperzine A is sold as a dietary supplement for memory support. The botanical has been used in China for centuries for the treatment of swelling, fever and blood disorders. Clinical trials in China has shown it to be effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, and has been shown to enhance memory in healthy young students in one study.
Active Ingredients Huperzine A
Product Specification Huperzine A 1%
The club moss H. serrata has been used in Chinese folk medicine under the name Qian Ceng Ta (Chien Tseng Ta), for the treatment of bruises, strains, swelling, and fevers. It also has been used for schizophrenia.
Huperzine A is being studied for potential use in treating Alzheimer disease. Human clinical studies of huperzine A for Alzheimer disease have been conducted only in China. Clinical studies of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease found that huperzine A improved cognitive function, activity of daily life, and noncognitive disorders. In one study of mild to moderate Alzheimer disease patients, huperzine A was found to improve cognitive function, activity of daily life, and noncognitive disorders in a 12-week period compared with placebo. Because of possible activities in the brain, huperzine A also is being considered for potential use in preventing nerve gas poisoning. There are no clinical studies to date to verify its effectiveness in nerve gas poisoning. More clinical studies are needed to document the health benefits of huperzine A.
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