Oplopanax elatus (Nakai) Nakai: chemistry, traditional use and pharmacology.

  title={Oplopanax elatus (Nakai) Nakai: chemistry, traditional use and pharmacology.},
  author={Alexander N Shikov and Olga N. Pozharitskaya and Valery G Makarov and Wenzhi Yang and Dean Guo},
  journal={Chinese journal of natural medicines},
  volume={12 10},
Oplopanax elatus (Nakai) Nakai, a member of the ancient angiosperm plant family Araliaceae, is used for the treatment of different disorders in the medicine systems of China, Russia, and Korea, and was designated in Russia as a classical adaptogen. Despite extensive studies of classical adaptogens, there are comparatively few reports concerning the chemical composition and pharmacological effects of O. elatus in English. The plant is a potential source of saponins, flavonoids, anthraquinones… CONTINUE READING
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