Niuchangchih (Antrodia camphorata) and its potential in treating liver diseases.

  title={Niuchangchih (Antrodia camphorata) and its potential in treating liver diseases.},
  author={Zong-Hua Ao and Zheng-hong Xu and Zhen-ming Lu and Hong-yu Xu and Xiao-mei Zhang and Wen-fang Dou},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={121 2},
Niuchangchih (Antrodia camphorata (M. Zang & C.H. Su) Sheng H. Wu, Ryvarden & T.T. Chang) is a basidiomycete endemic to Taiwan. It is well known as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and Taiwanese aborigines used this species to treat liver diseases and food and drug intoxication. The compounds identified in Niuchangchih are predominantly polysaccharides, triterpenoids, steroids, benzenoids and maleic/succinic acid derivatives. Recent research has revealed that Niuchangchih possesses… CONTINUE READING
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