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Huperzine A from Huperzia species--an ethnopharmacolgical review.
HupA has been marketed in China as a new drug for Alzheimer's disease (AD) treatment and its derivative ZT-1 is being developed as anti-AD new drug candidate both in China and in Europe. Expand
Investigation of Danshen and related medicinal plants in China.
An investigation on traditional functions and folk therapeutic uses of these plants was conducted and found that only S. miltiorrhiza meet the requirements set forth and ascribed as the formal Danshen in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia (2005). Expand
The large-leaved Kudingcha (Ilex latifolia Thunb and Ilex kudingcha C.J. Tseng): a traditional Chinese tea with plentiful secondary metabolites and potential biological activities
Triterpenoids, phenolic acids, flavonoids, and essential oils are the main metabolites in the large-leaved Kudingcha, and these ingredients protect the vascular system, regulate lipid metabolism, and have antioxidant, hypoglycemic, and anti-tumor effects. Expand
The genus Polygonatum: A review of ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry and pharmacology.
Some traditional uses of Polygonatum species have been confirmed by pharmacological studies, such as its anti-osteoporosis, neuroprotective, immunomodulatory, anti-diabetic and anti-fatigue effects. Expand
Chromone glycosides and flavonoids from Hypericum japonicum
Abstract From the aerial parts of Hypericum japonicum , two novel chromone glycosides, 5, 7-dihydroxy-2-(1-methylpropyl) chromone-8- β - d -glucoside and 5, 7-dihydroxy-2-isopropylchromone-8- β - dExpand
Phytochemical and Biological Studies of Lycium Medicinal Plants
by Xia Yaoa), Yong Penga), Li-Jia Xua), Li Lia), Qing-Li Wub), and Pei-Gen Xiao*a) a) Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, 151Expand
Phytochemical and Biological Studies of Paeoniaceae
by Chun-Nian Hea)b), Yong Penga)b), Yao-Chun Zhangc), Li-Jia Xua)b), Jing Gua)b), and Pei-Gen Xiao*a)b) a) Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Peking UnionExpand
Chemical taxonomy of tree peony species from China based on root cortex metabolic fingerprinting.
The combination of HPLC-DAD and multivariate analyses has great potential for guiding future chemotaxonomic studies to examine the potential pharmaceutical value of the effective constituents of tree peony species and appears to be able to clarify the confusion and skepticism associated with the reported morphology- and molecular phylogenetics-based taxonomy of treePeony species. Expand
Induction and Characterization of Adventitious Roots Directly from the Explants of Panax notoginseng
The dry weight of primary adventitious root culture of Panax notoginseng increased 5.25 times during multiplication in a classical shaking-flask system, suggesting that it is a culture system with great potential for scale-up. Expand
Characterizations of starches isolated from five different Dioscorea L. species
Abstract The physicochemical, morphological and crystal structure characterization of the starches separated from rhizomes of Dioscorea opposita Thunb. Dioscorea alata Linn., Dioscorea nipponicaExpand