- enhance sexual function;
- improve the function of the kidney;
- clear free-radicals;
- stimulate immunologic function;
- anti-coagulant effect;
- anti-HIV virus;
- lubricate and relax the bowels.
The pharmacological properties are attributed to various principal constituents of C. songaricum, such as catechin, binding tannides, polysaccharides, iron, zinc, etc.
Source:XXVII International Horticultural Congress - IHC2006: International Symposium on Plants as Food and Medicine: The Utilization and Development of Horticultural Plants for Human Health.( Ma Lijie, Chen Guilin, Jin Shangwu, Wang Chenxia)