CNIDIUM Overview Information
Cnidium is a plant that is native to China. It has also been found in the US in Oregon. The fruit, seed, and other plant parts are used as medicine.
Cnidium has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years, often for skin conditions. It’s not surprising that cnidium is a common ingredient in Chinese lotions, creams, and ointments.
People take cnidium by mouth for increasing sexual performance and sex drive, and for treating erectile dysfunction (ED). Cnidium is also used for difficulty having children (infertility), bodybuilding, cancer, weak bones (osteoporosis), and fungal and bacterial infections. Some people also take it to increase energy.
Cnidium is applied directly to the skin for itchiness, rashes, eczema, and ringworm.
How does it work?
Chemicals in cnidium might decrease itching.
- Increasing sexual performance and sex drive.
- Erectile dysfunction (ED).
- Difficulty having children (infertility).
- Weakened bones (osteoporosis).
- Increasing energy.
- Skin conditions including itchy skin, rashes, eczema, and ringworm, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
The appropriate dose of cnidium depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for cnidium. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.