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Danggui buxue tang

Huang Q Lin, Amy Gw Gong, Huai Y Wang, Ran Duan, Tina Tx Dong, Kui J Zhao, Karl Wk Tsim
BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has contributed greatly to human health in past several thousand years. Today, the development of TCM is facing two obstacles: (i) quality control of herbal extract; and (ii) action mechanisms not known. OBJECTIVES: Among thousands of complex TCM formulations, Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is the simplest one. DBT is used to treat ailments in women and contains only two herbs, Astragali Radix (Huangqi; AR) and Angelicae Sinensis Radix (Danggui; ASR)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Linna Wang, Jiwei Ma, Cunxia Guo, Changyong Chen, Zhong Yin, Xueguang Zhang, Xiangmei Chen
Inflammation significantly contributes to the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study aimed to characterize Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) renoprotection and relationship with NOD-like receptors family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome expression in rats with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to UUO and randomly assigned to untreated UUO, enalapril-treated (10 mg/kg/day), and DBT-treated (9 g/kg/day) groups. Sham-operated rats served as controls, with 8 rats in each group...
2016: BioMed Research International
Amy G W Gong, Vincent Y Huang, Huai Y Wang, Huang Q Lin, Tina T X Dong, Karl W K Tsim
Ferulic acid, a phenolic acid derived mainly from a Chinese herb Angelica Sinensis Radix (ASR), was reported to reduce the formation of free radicals. Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), a herbal decoction composing of Astragali Radix (AR) and ASR, has been utilized for more than 800 years in China having known anti-oxidative property. Ferulic acid is a major active ingredient in DBT; however, the role of ferulic acid within the herbal mixture has not been resolved. In order to elucidate the function of ferulic acid within this herbal decoction, a ferulic acid-depleted herbal decoction was created and named as DBTΔfa...
2016: PloS One
Amy Gw Gong, Laura Ml Zhang, Candy Tw Lam, Miranda L Xu, Huai Y Wang, H Q Lin, Tina Tx Dong, Karl Wk Tsim
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is an ancient Chinese herbal decoction containing two herbs, Astragali Radix (AR) and Angelicae Sinensis Radix (ASR): this herbal decoction serves as dietary supplement for women during menopause. DBT has been known to modulate immune responses, and its polysaccharide is proposed to be one of the active components. However, the polysaccharide-induced signaling in immune activation is not revealed. Here, we are identifying that the immune activation, triggered by DBT, could be mediated by polysaccharide...
February 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
Tai-Sheng Ye, Ying-Wen Zhang, Xian-Mei Zhang
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is a simple combination of Radix Astragali and Radix Angelica sinensis (5:1), with a variety pharmacological activities. In the present study, a single intravenous injection of 30 mg/kg streptozotocin and subsequent six weeks of high glucose diet in Sprague Dawley rats were used to induce diabetic nephropathy. Rats with diabetes mellitus showed increased levels of fasting blood glucose (FBG), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine (Scr), serum and urine β2-microglobulins (β2-MG), and type IV collagen (all P<0...
June 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Amy G W Gong, Kei M Lau, Miranda L Xu, Huang Q Lin, Tina T X Dong, Ken Y Z Zheng, K J Zhao, Karl W K Tsim
BACKGROUND: Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), a Chinese herbal decoction containing Astragali Radix (AR; roots of Astragalus memebranaceus (Fisch.) Bunge var. mongholicus (Bunge) Hsiao) and Angelicae Sinensis Radix (ASR; roots of Angelica sinensis Oliv.) at a weight ratio of 5:1, is used to improve menopausal syndromes in women. Several lines of evidence indicate that DBT has strong estrogenic property; however, the action mechanism of this herbal decoction is not known. Calycosin, a major flavonoid in AR, shares similar structure with β-estradiol, and thus which is hypothesized to be the key compound of DBT in responsible for such estrogenic properties...
August 2, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Amy G W Gong, K M Lau, Laura M L Zhang, H Q Lin, Tina T X Dong, Karl W K Tsim
Danggui Buxue Tang, an ancient Chinese herbal decoction containing Astragali Radix and Angelicae Sinensis Radix at the weight ratio of 5:1, is used to mitigate menopausal syndromes in women. The pharmacological properties of Danggui Buxue Tang have been illustrated in bone development, blood enhancement, and immune stimulation. Here, we extended the possible pharmacological role of Danggui Buxue Tang in cardiovascular function. In cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells, the application of Danggui Buxue Tang induced the release of nitric oxide and the phosphorylation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase and Akt kinase in time- and dose-dependent manners...
March 2016: Planta Medica
Jian-Hui Xie, Zhi-Wei Chen, Ya-Wei Pan, De-Min Luo, Zi-Ren Su, Hai-Ming Chen, Zhen Qin, Shui-Qing Huang, Gao Lei
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Radix Astragali (RA), Radix Angelicae Sinensis (RAS) and Folium Epimedii (FE) are three of the extensively applied herbs among traditional Chinese medicines for gynecological disorders and osteoporosis. A derivative herbal formula-RRF, consisting of the three medicines with a weight ratio of 5:1:5, is derived from a famous Chinese herbal formula-Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT). RRF has shown noteworthy perimenopause ameliorating effect in both ovariectomized rats and natural aging female rats, which might represent a promising candidate for the treatment of perimenopausal disorders...
May 13, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Ping Zhao, Wen-Cheng Zhou, De-Lin Li, Xiao-Ting Mo, Liang Xu, Liu-Cheng Li, Wen-Hui Cui, Jian Gao
Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a serious chronic lung disease with unknown pathogenesis. Researches have confirmed that oxidative stress which is regulated by NADPH oxidase-4 (NOX4), a main source of reactive oxygen species (ROS), is an important molecular mechanism underlying PF. Previous studies showed that total glucosides of Danggui Buxue Tang (DBTG), an extract from a classical traditional Chinese herbal formula, Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), attenuated bleomycin-induced PF in rats. However, the mechanisms of DBTG are still not clear...
2015: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Wen-Ling Wang, Shi-Yuan Sheu, Yueh-Sheng Chen, Shung-Te Kao, Yuan-Tsung Fu, Tzong-Fu Kuo, Kuo-Yu Chen, Chun-Hsu Yao
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is a traditional Chinese herbal decoction containing Radix Astragali and Radix Angelicae sinensis. Pharmacological results indicate that DBT can stimulate bone cell proliferation and differentiation. The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy of adding DBT to bone substitutes on bone regeneration following bone injury. DBT was incorporated into porous composites (GGT) made from genipin-crosslinked gelatin and β-triclacium phosphates as bone substitutes (GGTDBT). The biological response of mouse calvarial bone to these composites was evaluated by in vivo imaging systems (IVIS), micro-computed tomography (micro-CT), and histology analysis...
2015: PloS One
Li-Wen Fang, Chao-Chun Cheng, Tzann-Shun Hwang, Wen-Chung Huang, Chian-Jiun Liou, Wen-Chyuan Chen, Shu-Ju Wu
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is a herbal decoction that has been used in Chinese medicine to enhance qi and blood circulation. Previously, we found that DBT can suppress allergy-related asthma in mice, leading us to hypothesize that DBT might ameliorate allergy disease. In this study, we evaluated whether DBT can attenuate atopic dermatitis (AD) symptoms and have an anti-inflammatory effect on AD-like mice. The dorsal skin of female mice was shaved and sensitized cutaneously (skin smear) with 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene...
2015: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Amy Guo-wei Gong, Ning Li, Kei-man Lau, Pinky Sum-chi Lee, Lu Yan, Miranda Li Xu, Candy Ting-wai Lam, Ava Yeung-yeung Kong, Huang-quan Lin, Tina Ting-xia Dong, Karl Wah-keung Tsim
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is a classical Chinese herbal decoction containing two herbs, Astragali Radix (AR) and Angelicae Sinensis Radix (ASR), which serves as dietary supplement for treating women menopausal syndromes. Pharmacological studies indicate that DBT has estrogenic, erythropoietic and osteogenic properties; however, the action mechanism for this complex herbal decoction is not known. Calycosin, a major flavonoid in AR, shares similar structure with β-estradiol, and thus which is hypothesized to be the critical compound of DBT...
June 20, 2015: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Wen-Ling Wang, Shi-Yuan Sheu, Yueh-Sheng Chen, Shung-Te Kao, Yuan-Tsung Fu, Tzong-Fu Kuo, Kuo-Yu Chen, Chun-Hsu Yao
Large bone defects are a considerable challenge to reconstructive surgeons. Numerous traditional Chinese herbal medicines have been used to repair and regenerate bone tissue. This study investigated the bone regeneration potential of Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), a Chinese herbal decoction prepared from Radix Astragali (RA) and Radix Angelicae Sinensis (RAS), from a molecular biology perspective. The optimal ratio of RA and RAS used in DBT for osteoblast culture was obtained by colorimetric and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity assays...
2014: BioMed Research International
Oliver Zierau, Ken Y Z Zheng, Anja Papke, Tina T X Dong, Karl W K Tsim, Günter Vollmer
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), a herbal decoction containing Astragali Radix (AR) and Angelicae Sinensis Radix (ASR), has been used in treating menopausal irregularity in women for more than 800 years in China. Pharmacological results showed that DBT exhibited significant estrogenic properties in vitro, which therefore suggested that DBT could activate the nuclear estrogen receptors. Here, we assessed the estrogenic properties of DBT in an ovariectomized in vivo rat model: DBT was applied to the ovariectomized rats for 3 days...
2014: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Jia-Mei Yao, Li-Jin Yu, Qiong Chen, Ze-Qi Chen, Dong-Sheng Wang, Xin-Jian Qiu, Lin-Lin Zhao
The aim of the present study was to determine the ferulic acid (FA) content of Radix Angelicae Sinensis (AS), Danggui-Buxue-Tang (DBT) and Danggui-Sini-Tang (DST) using the same ultra performance liquid chromatography system and method. FA was eluted using an Acquity BEH C18 column (100×2.1 mm inner diameter; 1.7 μm). A mobile phase of methanol and 0.5% acetic acid was used and a flow rate of 0.3 ml/min was selected. The calibration curve exhibited a good linear regression (R(2)=0.9997). The inter- and intra-day precision measurements of FA ranged between 0...
May 2014: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Janis Ya-Xian Zhan, Ken Yu-Zhong Zheng, Wendy Li Zhang, Jian-Ping Chen, Ping Yao, Cathy Wen-Chuan Bi, Tina Ting-Xia Dong, Karl Wah-Keung Tsim
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), a Chinese herbal decoction commonly used in treating women׳s ailments, contains two herbs: Angelica Sinensis Radix (ASR) and Astragali Radix (AR). Traditionally, ASR had to be pre-treated with yellow wine before the herbal preparation, which reduced the amount of volatile oil in water extract of ASR and DBT, and meanwhile the volatile oil-reduced DBT processed better bioactivities in cell cultures. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of volatile oil from ASR (Angelica oil) on the solubility of AR-derived ingredients and the biological properties of DBT...
July 3, 2014: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Pui Hei Chan, Wendy L Zhang, Chi Yuen Cheung, Karl W K Tsim, Henry Lam
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is one of the simplest traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) decoctions, first described in China in 1247 AD. DBT is composed of 2 herbs, Astragali Radix (AR) and Angelica Sinensis Radix (ASR), boiled together in a 5 : 1 ratio. Clinically, DBT is prescribed to women as a remedy for menopausal symptoms. Here, H-NMR metabolic profiling was conducted for DBT and the water extracts of AR or ASR, to evaluate the potential of this chemical profiling method for quality control of the herbal decoction...
2014: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Ya-Zhou Zhang, Feng Xu, Tao Yi, Jian-Ye Zhang, Jun Xu, Yi-Na Tang, Xi-Chen He, Jing Liu, Hu-Biao Chen
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) formula primarily used to treat symptoms associated with menopause in women. Usually, DBT is composed of one portion of Radix Angelicae Sinensis (RAS) and five portions of Radix Astragali (RA). Clinically, Radix Hedysari (RH) is sometimes used by TCM physicians to replace RA in DBT. In order to verity whether the chemical constituents of the DBT1 (RA:RAS = 5:1, w/w) and DBT2 (RH:RAS = 5:1, w/w) share similarities the chemical profiles of the two DBTs crude extracts and urine samples were analyzed and compared with the aid of HPLC-DAD-ESI-IT-TOF-MSn, which determines the total ion chromatogram (TIC) and multi-stage mass spectra (MSn)...
April 30, 2014: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Wendy Li Zhang, Jian-Ping Chen, Kelly Yin-Ching Lam, Janis Ya-Xian Zhan, Ping Yao, Tina Ting-Xia Dong, Karl Wah-Keung Tsim
Chemical change during boiling of herbal mixture is a puzzle. By using Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), a herbal decoction that contains Astragali Radix (AR) and Angelicae Sinensis Radix (ASR), we developed a model in analyzing the hydrolysis of flavonoid glycosides during the boiling of herbal mixture in water. A proper preparation of DBT is of great benefit to the complete extraction of bioactive ingredients. Boiling of DBT in water increased the solubility of AR-derived astragaloside IV, calycosin, formononetin, calycosin-7-O- β -D-glucoside, and ononin in a time- and temperature-dependent manner: the amounts of these chemicals reached a peak at 2 h...
2014: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Thing-Fong Tzeng, Shorong-Shii Liou, I-Min Liu
With the increasing patients and limited therapeutic options, diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a long-term complication of diabetic mellitus. The precise mechanism of DN is not yet fully understood and the effective blockade of the progression of nephropathy remains a therapeutic challenge. Application of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for diabetes and its related complications has received increasing attention due to its wide availability, low side effects, and proven therapeutic mechanisms and benefits. In the current review, we mainly focus on the recent laboratory studies of the TCM formulas including Wu-Ling-San (Poria Five Powder; Wǔ Líng Sǎn), Danggui-Buxue-Tang (Tangkuei and Astragalus Decoction; Dāng Guī Bǔ Xuè Tang), and Danggui-Shaoyao-San (Tangkuei and Paeonia Formula; Dāng Guī Sháo Yào Sǎn), conducted by the Committee on Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy at the Department of Health of Taiwan Government, in the amelioration of DN...
July 2013: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
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