Sasa Veitchii

Sasa Veitchii

Sasa Veitchii, commonly known as Japanese Bamboo, Veitch’s Bamboo, or Kuma Bamboo, is native to Japan. In its natural habitat, it grows in woodlands. It is a traditional herbal medicine originating from the Japanese Bamboo genus and is collectively known as Sasa Veitchii. Due to its antibacterial properties, Sasa Veitchii has been used for food preservation since ancient times. Furthermore, the leaves of Sasa Veitchii are used in folk medicine to treat conditions such as stomachaches, diabetes, high blood pressure, and infectious diseases. Over the past few decades, research has revealed that extracts from Sasa Veitchii can help stabilize liver function. For instance, the anti-diabetic effects of Sasa Veitchii stem from its ability to prevent steatosis by regulating adipose tissue. Additionally, Sasa Veitchii can prevent acute hepatitis through its liver-protective effects. The pharmacological effects of Sasa Veitchii are all associated with inhibiting inflammatory responses.

Nagoya J. Med. Sci. 82. 509–518, 2020

Yoshimi Ichimaru, Natsuki Kanaeda, Sarah Tominaga, Masumi Suzui, Tohru Maeda, Hirohisa Fujii , Makoto Nakao, and Hiroki Yoshioka

College of Pharmacy, Kinjo Gakuin University, Nagoya, Japan Department of Neurotoxicology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya, Japan Center for Craniofacial Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Dentistry, Houston, USA

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