Japanese pagoda tree
Japanese pagoda tree is a flowering tree, flowers of which remind white acacia by shape. This tree was initially present in China and Korea only. Today, Japanese pagoda tree may be seen in Amur River region, Sakhalin, southern part of Eastern Siberia. Japanese pagoda tree belongs to pea family. This plant loves places protected from wind and with sufficient light. Often Japanese acacia (another name of Japanese pagoda tree) is used as a decorative tree. In the old days, Japanese pagoda trees were planted around the temples and were called the trees of Chinese scientists.
However, mainly this plant is used in medicine, both alternative and official.
Japanese pagoda tree is considered to be a multipurpose healer. The main raw material used in production of medications is flowers. They contain five main flavonoids: isorhamnetin, genistein, rutin, quercetin and kaempferol.
The healing properties of Japanese pagoda tree are vast, and almost have no contra indications. In rare cases, however Japanese pagoda tree may cause an allergy reaction.
Japanese pagoda tree medications are used for capillary fragility, tumoral and purulent inflammation processes; gynecological problems; traumatic damages and tissue damages due to trophic ulcers.
Japanese pagoda is also widely used in dermatology for a treatment of such skin diseases as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and neurodermatitis.
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