Emodin: A Review of its Pharmacology, Toxicity and Pharmacokinetics.

  title={Emodin: A Review of its Pharmacology, Toxicity and Pharmacokinetics.},
  author={Xiaoxv Dong and Jing Li Fu and Xingbin Yin and Sali Cao and Xuechun Li and Longfei Lin and Jian Ni},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  volume={30 8},
Emodin is a natural anthraquinone derivative that occurs in many widely used Chinese medicinal herbs, such as Rheum palmatum, Polygonum cuspidatum and Polygonum multiflorum. Emodin has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years and is still present in various herbal preparations. Emerging evidence indicates that emodin possesses a wide spectrum of pharmacological properties, including anticancer, hepatoprotective, antiinflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities… CONTINUE READING
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