Pearl Grass - Hedyotis corymbosa (L.) Lamk including herb that grows upright or leaning, one-year (annual), often branched start from the base of the trunk, height 0.05 to 0.1 m. Stem quadrangular, glabrous or with very short scales, forked, 1 mm thick, brownish green to grayish green. Roots brown, about 1 mm diameter, root branch thready. Single leaf, face or cross face, tiny strands of 1 to 3.5 cm x 1.5 - 7 mm, tapered tip and base, pale green, with small scales scales along the edge of the leaf, the leaf base is very short. Flower arrangement starting compound average, 2-8 flowers, stemmed, in the armpit. Petals white or pale purple, about the length - about 2 mm. Fruit length from 1.75 to 2 mm, width 2 to 2.5 mm on the outer surface near the end of a remaining small pointy petals a bulge. Flowering time from January to December.
Composition of Pearl Grass - Hedyotis corymbosa (L.) Lamk:
Chemical Ingredients: All parts of the plant: iridoid compounds include asperulosid, scandosidmetilester, benzoilscandosidinetilester; sitosterol, ursolat acid, oleanolat acid, n-benzoyl-1-fenilalanil-1-fenilalaninol acetate. A study has managed to find 2 different classes of flavonoids flavonols; any compound having a hydroxy group at atom C-3, C-5 and C-4.
Curable Disease with Pearl Grass - Hedyotis corymbosa (L.) Lamk:
Biological and Pharmacological Effects: Extracts were dissolved in water, can lower blood pressure experimental animals. At relatively large concentrations can affect the growth inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi and Proteus vulgaris. The use of orally administered for 3 weeks in mice can serve as anti spennatogenesis. Inhibitory effect on intragastric application elicitation intestine caused by acetylcholine. Decoction of herbs that have been released from the sediment (with the addition of alcohol) can reduce the degree of mortality of mice in a state of intoxication (with Bungarus multiciizctus). A potion consisting of herbs Hedyotis diffusa, herbal Prunellae and Licorice (2:2:1) can improve liver function disorder and choleretic effect in dogs with anesthesia. The results of system activity phagocytosis, cellular and humoral responses in mice, it is known that the water-soluble fraction of Hedyotis leaves, causing stimulation of the humoral immune response and suppress phagocytosis system, while the fraction that is not soluble in water had no effect on the cellular immune response, and the fraction of residue causing stimulation. Real side effects or allergic reactions in general use (30-60 grams), is unknown. In the long-term use at a dose of 30-45 grams / day for 30 and 90 days in 2 cases of psoriasis did not show abnormal results on blood and urine samples. In a few cases can cause dry mouth after use for 10 days. Injection of high doses can cause leukopeni. Using a combination of herbs with deoksikolat acid can cause diarrhea in some patients. Besides that. can cause neurological disorders in some cases of chronic asthmatic bronchitis patients.