Finding new sources from "using different plants as the same herb": A case study of Huang-lian in Northwest Yunnan, China
Zhang, Yu; Geng, Yan-Fei; Zhang, Ling-Ling; Wang, Li; He, Li-Ji; Wang, Chen; Chai, Zhen-Zhen; Fan, Ru-Yan; Li, Shan; Wang, Yu-Hua
2015-07-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY
Volume169Pages:413-425
AbstractEthnopharmacological relevance: Traditional and local medicinal knowledge would be useful for finding pharmaceutical resources. Ethnopharmacological methods, especially quantitative analysis could help us to pre-screen herbs in field studies. "Using different plants as the same herb" is common in both traditional and local medicinal systems in China. In terms of medicine safety, it is not best choice, for it would lead to difficulty in controlling the quality, safety and efficacy of herbs. However, from the perspective of finding new resources for pharmaceutical industry, it would be beneficial. The usage of Huang-lian is one of the typical examples of "using different plants as the same herb". According to the previous Phytochemical and Pharmacological studies, berberine is the common effective compound of most of the species used as Huang-lian. Recently, berberine and other effective compounds of Huang-lian have gained much more attention and will become more popular in both medicinal researches and pharmaceutical industry. In our preliminary field work, we found that dozens of plant species might be used as Huang-lian by local people in Northwest Yunnan, an area well known by its rich biodiversity and culture diversity. These herbs might have potential value for pharmaceutical industry, for example, it could be used as the new resources to extract berberine and other effective compounds. Due to this, it is very necessary to collect, identify, document, and analyze the herbs used as Huang-lian in NW Yunnan. In the present study, we focused on that how to use traditional and local medicinal knowledge to find resources for pharmaceutical industry.
KeywordLocal Herbs Northwest Yunnan Ethnobotanical Survey Berberine Huang-lian
DOI10.1016/j.jep.2015.04.051
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000356983000045
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Identifierhttp://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/24974
Collection植物化学与西部植物资源持续利用国家重点实验室
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Zhang, Yu,Geng, Yan-Fei,Zhang, Ling-Ling,et al. Finding new sources from "using different plants as the same herb": A case study of Huang-lian in Northwest Yunnan, China[J]. JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY,2015,169:413-425.
APA Zhang, Yu.,Geng, Yan-Fei.,Zhang, Ling-Ling.,Wang, Li.,He, Li-Ji.,...&Wang, Yu-Hua.(2015).Finding new sources from "using different plants as the same herb": A case study of Huang-lian in Northwest Yunnan, China.JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY,169,413-425.
MLA Zhang, Yu,et al."Finding new sources from "using different plants as the same herb": A case study of Huang-lian in Northwest Yunnan, China".JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY 169(2015):413-425.
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