One of the traditional uses in traditional Chinese medicine for Rehmannia glutinosa has been in the area of tinnitus and hearing loss. It turns out that the plant, in fact, seems to have efficacy in the scavenging of free radicals which cause noise related hearing loss.
"A number of constituents such as iridoids, phenethyl alcohol glycosides, glycosides, cyclopentanoid monoterpenes, and norcarotenoids, have been reported from the fresh or processed roots of R. glutinosa.
WIPO ASSIGNS PATENT TO AMOREPACIFIC FOR "COMPOSITION FOR PROMOTING ADIPOCYTE DIFFERENTIATION CONTAINING AN EXTRACT OF REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA, LICORICE, COIX LACRYMA-JOBI SEED, WHEAT GERM, CHAENOMELES SINENSIS FRUIT, ACANTHOPANACIS CORTEX OR RADIX PUERARIAE" (SOUTH KOREAN INVENTORS)
Jan 11, 2011; GENEVA, Jan. 11 -- Publication No. WO/2011/002223 was published on Jan. 06. Title of the invention: "COMPOSITION FOR PROMOTING...