What is the Succinic Acid in Amber Beeswax?
For gemstones, amber is undoubtedly the most precious kind, and it is loved and sought after. However, the formation of amber takes a very long time. Therefore, it is not as simple as it looks on the surface. It also contains rich substances, which can be extracted and used in many aspects. It can also be made into various medicines with remarkable effect. It can be said that amber not only has a beautiful appearance, but also helps in medicine.
Table of Succinic Acid
Amber's Powerful Root - Succinic Acid
Succinic acid is a colorless crystal extracted from amber by scientists in the 15th century. As a valuable substance, succinic acid is used in modern medicine today. The natural source of succinic acid is mainly amber, but it is not limited to amber, but also exists in the tissues of various plants and animals.
The content of succinic acid in amber is 3%-8%, and it is mainly concentrated on the surface of amber. Therefore, unpolished amber rough stones and lightly polished amber jewelry have a certain bactericidal effect. Succinic acid has a positive effect on human organs, not only can enhance human immunity, make people energetic, but also balance the acidity and alkalinity of the human body. In foreign countries, there have already been more than ten kinds of medicines made of succinic acid, which mainly act on inhibitors and antioxidants. It should be noted that of all amber, white beeswax has the highest succinic acid content.
Centuries brownish-yellow wax millennium. Actually, it coincides substance. Brownish-yellow and beeswax are organic gemstones, which are made up of Pinaceae or leguminous vegetable oils. They were lastly formed after hundreds of numerous years of interment and geological movement. According to the material of succinic acid, there is even more succinic acid in beeswax, such as floating blossom and white wax. The white band inside is succinic acid. Obviously, the most user-friendly judgment is that brownish-yellow is transparent and also beeswax is nontransparent.
Beeswax on the market is mostly created along the Baltic Sea, such as Russia and Ukraine, so it is likewise separated into Russian and Uzbek products. Poultry oil yellow is primarily discovered in Russian, and also the entire is thicker. The black material has a high web content of succinic acid as well as a white color.
The benefits of succinic acid to the human body can be summarized as follows
- Enhance human immunity
Succinic acid boosts immunity, energizes and maintains the balance of acidity in the body. The accumulation of succinic acid residues in the human body does not cause any negative effects, and even an overdose of succinic acid is harmless.
Balance body function
Succinic acid can be called a modern youth elixir, and is often used in skin care products to achieve anti-oxidation, enhance skin elasticity, and delay aging.
Succinic acid is of high value to athletes. It is a blender that balances the overall development of bodily functions. Succinic acid cannot be found in any resin resembling amber. What’s more interesting is that amber is produced in many parts of the world, but the amber from any one region is not as high in succinic acid as the amber from the Baltic Sea. However, in order to look good, a large number of jewelry-grade amber accessories obtained by optimizing the baking technology have greatly reduced the succinic acid in the amber jewelry, and some even have no precious succinic acid at all. This is also the reason why the amber after optimized baking has no strong fluorescence or the fluorescence is weakened.
- Promote physical recovery
For patients, amber is the best recovery product. By wearing amber products, succinic acid can penetrate into the skin, promote blood circulation and relieve pain.
Succinic acid has a good effect on recovery after prolonged illness and serious injury. It makes it possible for the patient to regain immunity to the disease, and it also allows one to concentrate. Russians use succinic acid as an important abstinence drug, it can reduce dependence on alcohol, and more interestingly, it can quickly neutralize excessive alcohol intake. A single pill containing about 0.1 gram of succinic acid can restore an intoxicated person to normal ability in about 15 minutes.
- Other functions
Succinic acid can produce sour taste and is used as flavoring agent, sour agent and buffer in food processing; succinic acid is also a good surfactant and can be used in the production of depilatory and cleaning agents.
In addition to making solid medicines, succinic acid can also be used in liquids and oils. Irrigation of crops with a solution containing very small amounts of succinic acid can significantly increase the yield of plants and the growth cycle is shorter, because succinic acid can improve the resistance of plant leaves to fungi and bacteria. Amber oil has a good effect on rheumatism pain. Succinic acid can quickly penetrate into human skin and reach cells and tissues, thereby promoting blood circulation and reducing muscle pain.
Until today, amber is still a precious medicinal material in modern Chinese medicine
Chinese medicine also highly respects the medicinal value of amber. As far back as the pre-Qin period, it was found that amber has the functions of soothing the five internal organs, calming the soul, eliminating stasis and generating blood, curing insect poison, breaking scabs, hemostasis and muscle regeneration, and tocolysis.
The amber pillow used by Zhao Feiyan, the empress of Emperor Chengdi of the Han Dynasty, can take in the aroma when sleeping peacefully, which is helpful for sleep.
During the Three Kingdoms period, Sun He, the son of Sun Quan of the Eastern Wu Dynasty, accidentally wounded Mrs. Deng with a knife, causing a large wound on her cheek. The doctor used traditional Chinese medicines such as amber powder, cinnabar and white otter spinal cord, and formulated external medicines for their application. After the wound on Mrs. Deng’s face was healed, not only did she not leave scars, but it turned red. Since then, amber has become a common thing for ancient women’s “tender noodles”.
Legend has it that Sun Simiao, a great physician in the Tang Dynasty, traveled a long way to get a doctor, and on the way he encountered a woman who died violently. During the burial, he saw blood oozing from the crevices of the coffin, and concluded that the person could be saved. He quickly took amber powder and drank it, and smoked his nostrils with safflower. After a while, the deceased recovered. Everyone called him a genius doctor, and Sun Simiao said, “This is the power of the magic medicine amber.”
The “Medicinal Properties of Materia Medica” in the Tang Dynasty, the “Compendium of Materia Medica Yanyi” in the Northern Song Dynasty, “Leigong Pao Moxibustion” and “Famous Doctors” in the Southern and Northern Dynasties all have clear records of the medicinal value of amber. The medicinal properties of amber were detailed in the “Compendium of Materia Medica” by Li Shizhen, a medical scientist in the Ming Dynasty. The “Zhang’s Medical Knowledge” in the Kangxi period of the Qing Dynasty and the “Yuyu Yaojie” in the Qianlong period all left precious prescriptions for amber to treat diseases.
A very interesting point is that succinic acid cannot be found in any kind of amber-like resin. Even more interesting is that although amber is produced in many parts of the world, none of the other regions have as much succinic acid as the Baltic succinic acid. The reason for this has not yet been scientifically explained.