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BACKGROUND Herbal medicines played a major role in the treatment of hepatic disorders, and a number of medicinal plants and their compounds were widely used for the treatment of these disorders, and oxidant stress injury was one of the mechanism of liver injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS Antioxidant activity of Nelumbo nucifera leaves (NU) extracts was(More)
The Ixora genus comprises about 300–400 species, the majority locate in Asian tropics, African, Oceania, and a few are distributed in tropical America. Of these, 19 species are distributed in the southwest and southeast of our country [1]. The genus possesses rich chemical constituents, such as iridoids, flavonoids, triterpenes, coumarins, sterols, organic(More)
Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr. is a plant from the Liliaceae family found on seashores, thinly forested slopes, roadsides, and waste fields in China. The tuber of this plant is used as a traditional herbal medicine to nourish yin, moisten dryness, and clear fire cough effects [1]. Phytochemical research has reported some monosaccharides,(More)
Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis (OA) are two common age-related skeletal disorders, which are associated with substantial morbidity and disability, particularly among elderly women. The present study was performed to investigate the trabecular bone deterioration of proximal tibiae and lumbar vertebrae in postmenopausal women with OA. The results(More)
Jatropha podagrica Hook. belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family and is distriuted in Central America and tropical South America, but it is also cultured in China [1]. At present, there is considerable interest in the root of J. podagrica because of its antibacterial activity. For example, Aiyelaagbe et al. found that hexane, chloroform, and methanol extracts(More)
Elatostema duyunense (Urticaceae family) is mainly distributed in Duyun City, Guizhou Province, and is widely used as traditional Chinese medicine to treat rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid complaints, fracture, anasarca, and dysuria [1]. At present, there are few reports on its chemical constituents and pharmacological activity; only Yang et al. [2–6] have(More)
Aconitum gymnandrum Maxim. (Ranunculaceae) is widely distributed in Xizang, Qinghai, Western Sichuan, and Southern Gansu Province of China. The full herb is used in traditional Chinese medicine, typically for treating rheumatic diseases, and has toxicity that makes it useful as anti-pest in Qinghai Province [1–3]. Phytochemical research indicates that(More)
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