In China, deer antler base has been extensively used in traditional Chinese medicine TCM to treat a variety of diseases including mammary hyperplasia, mastitis, uterine fibroids, malignant sores and children's mumps. However, more recently, scientists have carried out a great number of chemical, pharmacological and clinical studies on deer antler base. The present review covers the literature available from to All relevant information on deer antler base was collected from ancient Chinese herbal classics, pharmacopoeias, formularies, scientific journals, books, theses and reports via a library and electronic search by using PubMed, Google Scholar, Web of Science, Science Direct, and CNKI in Chinese.
What Is North American Elk Antler Velvet?
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Deer antler is a common ingredient in Chinese tonic preparations. It may be surprising, especially to the practitioner of Chinese medicine, to learn that New Zealand is the world's largest producer of deer antler, followed closely by Australia and Canada both increasing rapidly , and that Korea is probably the world's largest user of antlers, with an apparently insatiable appetite for antlers of all species. China is also a major producer and consumer of deer antler products and appears to have the longest history of medicinal use of deer antler as well as production via deer farming. There is also reference to earlier use of deer antler in an archeological find a set of silk scrolls named Wushier Bingfang , from a tomb dated B. However, use of antler appears to have been infrequent until the animals were raised on "deer farms" starting in the midth Century in China Ming Dynasty period.
Veltvet Elk Antler, A Traditional Chinese Medicine Classic
Elk antler velvet has been used in Chinese traditional medicine for over 2, years, being second to ginseng in importance to Chinese medicine practitioners. It comes from the cartilaginous antlers of elks, moose, deer or caribou, primarily the male species. Velvet antlers are made of nutrient-dense material and are known to grow at an incredible rate of speed. It can grow back year after year, making it a renewable resource perfect for harvesting elk antler velvet.
Among them deer velvet antler is one of precious traditional Chinese herbs, which has long been viewed as a nourishing tonic of curing all deficiency syndromes, especially deficiency of the kidney. Others include weak constitution, premature aging, deficiency of qi, blood, and semen, and so on. To put it simply, the tender deer horn is one of the best bets on speeding up the energy recovery process. It mainly refers to the young, non-ossifying, and pilose antler on the head of Cervus nippon Temminck or Cervus elaphus L. When it is used medicinally, it should burn the hair off, slice, and then dry in the shade or at the fire.