GIANT REDWOOD – SEQUOIA GIGANTEA

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Part Used: 


Young Shoots

NOTE: These indications are only for use with embryonic plant stem cell tissues. Adult plants do not have the same constituents, actions or applications in most cases.

Giants of the Earth
This fast-growing evergreen conifer grows to an average height of 150 to 280 feet and is the world’s largest tree in terms of total volume. Its thick (1 to 2 feet), spongy bark gives this tree resilience unmatched by other trees. Protected from insects and fires, this pyramidal-shaped tree lives for thousands of years because of its highly resistant bark. The reddish-brown covering is deeply furrowed with large, rounded ridges. The tree’s evergreen, needle-like leaves are usually bluish-green and are arranged spirally on the shoots. The scented flowers of the Sequoia gigantea blossom from March to April, its seeds ripen all year, and its cones (which remain on the tree with viable seeds for up to thirty years when in its native habitat) require two years to mature. The tree grows in the Sierra Nevada in California and is being planted worldwide. The oldest known Sequoia gigantea is 3,200 years old.

The wood of this tree is highly resistant and is especially valuable for shingles and siding.

Phytosociology: The statuesque qualities of the Sequoia gigantea beckon images of masculine strength and longevity, and the tree’s ability to retain its seed containing cones is symbolic of youth. In extract form, the Sequoia gigantea is used as an anti-aging agent and sexual tonic; also for brain fog, osteo-blast.


Oligo-elements:


Ba, Mg, Mn, Ni, Sr, Zn.


Vitamins:


D.


Phytochemical Constituents:


Very concentrated in amino acids, Vitamin D. Adenine and guanine nucleotide contents of isolated apices. GDP and GTP contents were significantly higher in the juvenile clone apex than in the mature ones, whereas there was no difference in ATP concentration between the two materials. Methionine, amino acids (aspartic acid, glutamic acid, proline and phenylalanine). Volatile oils. The permethyl ethers of 3 new norlignans (sequirins-E, -F, and G) from S. gigantea heartwood have been characterized by NMR and MS [mass spectrometry] as 2-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-4-(4-methoxyphenyl)-, 2,4-(3,4-dim ethoxyphenyl)-, and 2-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-4-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-5-hydroxytetrahydropyran; respectively, with the 2,5-trans,4,5-trans stereochemistry. Sequirin s A-D, characteristic norlignans of Sequoia. Bioflavonoids. Fatty acids. Six new norlignans, named sequosempervirins B-G (1-6), together with three known norlignans, agatharesinol (7), agatharesinol acetonide (8), and sugiresinol (9), were isolated from the branches and leaves of Sequoia sempervirens. Their structures were determined mainly by high-resolution mass spectroscopy (HR-MS), and various 1D- and 2D-NMR methods, as well as, in the case of 1, by means of X-ray diffraction. Compound 8 showed anticancer activity towards the A549 non-small-cell lung-cancer cell line (IC50=27.1 µM). The acetone extract of S. sempervirens was found to be antifungal towards Candida glabrata (IC50=15.98 µg/ml), and both the acetone and MeOH extracts inhibited the proteolytic activity of cathepsin B (IC50=4.58 and 5.49 µg/ml, resp.). Chemistry & Biodiversity, 2005.

References: Chemistry & amp; Biodiversity, 2005 Hewes, J. J. (1981). Redwoods, the world’s largest trees. New York, NY, Gallery Books.
Hickman, J. C. e. (1993). The Jepson Manual: Higher plants of California. Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press.

Sequoiatones C−F (1−4). The structures of these compounds, all of which are cytotoxic.


Hormones:


Auxins (IAA), Brassinosteroids (BR), Cytokinins (CK), Florigen, Gibberellins (GA), Meristems plant stem cells (PSC).
Sequoia giganteum leaf oils. The essential oil was obtained by steam distillation from a natural population approximately 110 years old on the one hand and of a young population of two origins (France and the USA) on the other hand.
Fifty-two constituents were identified by GC-MS. The myrcene content is higher in the young population than in the mature one.


Plant Stem Cell Therapy Indications:


Musculoskeletal System:


‘P’ Osteoblast stimulating for bone fractures, Osteoporosis (male & female), also work on ligaments & tendons.


Renal – Uro Genital System:


‘P’ Tonic. Prostate Hypertrophy & Adenoma (improves urinary comfort by decongesting and shrinking the Prostate) but not for prostate cancer, Chronic Prostatitis.


Endocrine System:


‘P’ Andropause, Sexual Asthenia, Increases sperm count, Neuro-sexual Syndrome. Diabetes.


GI – Digestive – Hepatology:


‘A’ Hepato-protective by detoxifying the liver & gallbladder.


Ob Gyn:


‘A’ Uterine Fibroids, Endometriosis.


Neurology:


‘A’ Intellectual tonic which takes time to achieve but works in great depth. Anti aging. Vertigo.


Immunology:


‘A’ Stimulates the Immunity. Improves white blood cells including monocytes and activated T and B cells. Enhance innate immunity and inhibit the development of autoimmunity.


Oncology:


‘A’ Norlignans agatharesinol acetonide showed anticancer activity towards the A549 non-small-cell lung-cancer cell line.