Therapeutic lessons from traditional Oriental medicine to contemporary Occidental pharmacology.


An extract of Radix Puerariae (RP), an herb long used in traditional Chinese medicine for alcohol addiction and intoxication, was shown to suppress the free-choice ethanol intake of ethanol-preferring Syrian golden hamsters. Two isoflavones, diadzein (4',7-dihydroxyisoflavone) and daidzin (7-glucoside of daidzein), isolated from the extract were shown to… (More)


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