Estrogen-like activity of volatile components from Vitex rotundifolia L.

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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The fruits of Vitex rotundifolia L. are used as a traditional medicine in China. Dried fruits of V. rotundifolia (rich in essential oils) have been known to show strong estrogenic activity. Therefore, we investigated volatile components in the essential oil isolated from the fruits of V. rotundifolia and its estrogen-like biological… (More)

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