The leaves of Rabdosia japonica Hara contains antioxidant such as phenolic compounds: pedalitin, quercetin, rutin, isoquercitrin, and rosmarinic acid. Various species of Rabdosia have been used in indigeneous medicine for the treatment of several diseases.
1. Rabdsia was tested in the lab against human leukemia cells in China and found to help induce cell death apoptosis.
2. It can clears heat and toxins, nourish yin, remove blood stasis and relieve swelling, relieve pain.
3. It is often used in cancer of esophagus, and cardia; Breast and liver.
4. It is effective for epithelial hyperplasia of esophagus; For stomach ache due to stomach-heat, inflammation of the throat, hot cough, mammary abscess, chronic bronchitis, chronic inflammation of the pelvic area.