Sophora japonica l. is the dried bud and flower of the leguminous plant Sophora japonica L.
Locust rice is mainly produced in Henan, Shandong, Shanxi, Shanxi, Anhui, Hebei, Jiangsu, Guizhou and other places, in recent years Ningxia, Gansu and other places also had a scale, Vietnam also has a large area of planting. When the summer flower is not open to harvest its bud, called "Pagoda rice"; Flowers are harvested when they are open and are called "sophora flowers".
Locust rice is leguminous plant locust dry bud, appearance is yellow-brown or yellow-green, slightly wrinkled, the lower part of the calyx is campanulate apex with 5 teeth crack, the upper part is not open corolla, size is not one, outside are sparse white pubescent hairs. Crisp quality, gas weak taste slightly bitter. Green and thick curved flowers, strong buds, no stems are preferred.
Locust rice is also a natural plant dye, not only can do food pigment, but also can do textile dyes.
Rutin, the main ingredient of Sophora japonicum, is a natural antioxidant, which can reduce capillary permeability, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiviral. Rutin, also called rutoside, quercetin-3-O-rutinoside and sophorin, is the glycoside combining the flavonol quercetin and the disaccharide rutinose (α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→6)-β-D-glucopyranose).
Rutin has powerful antioxidant properties. It also helps your body produce collagen and use vitamin C. You can add rutin to your diet by eating foods that contain it or taking it in supplement form.
Rutin have been used in alternative medicine as an aid to enhance the action of vitamin C, to support blood circulation, as an antioxidant, and to treat allergies, viruses, or arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
Rutin is also a natural sunscreen and isolation agent, for x - ray and ultraviolet light has a strong absorption. At this stage, the side effects of rutin are not significant, but it should be noted that it is necessary to carry out the appropriate use of methods under the specific guidance of a doctor, so as to prevent the side effects of excessive use. For children or pregnant women, or need to use this medicine with caution.
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