Authentication of Pinellia ternata and its adulterants based on PCR with specific primers.


Tubers of Pinellia ternata are one of the well known traditional Chinese medicines. According to the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, the remedy is commonly used as an antitussive and expectorant. The shapes of young tubers from species of P. ternata are similar to those of P. pedatisecta and Arisaema heterophyllum, but different in medicinal properties. In order to… (More)