The use of orchids in Chinese medicine.

  title={The use of orchids in Chinese medicine.},
  author={C. J. Bulpitt and Yan Li and Pauline F Bulpitt and Jiguang Wang},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  volume={100 12},
In this article, the therapeutic uses of five Chinese medicines that contain orchids are discussed, together with a brief report of some of the animal experimentation undertaken. The impression that these preparations have no therapeutic use may be incorrect. However, herbal preparations have not usually been subject to the rigorous characterization and standardization necessary for clinical study, and persuading practitioners that substances in use for many centuries still need to be tested in… CONTINUE READING
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