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Ping Yu, Si Cheng, Juan Xiang, Bin Yu, Mian Zhang, Chaofeng Zhang, Xianghong Xu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The root of Aster tataricus L. f., recorded in all versions of Chinese Pharmacopoeia, is a traditional Chinese medicine with the function of dispelling phlegm and relieving cough for more than 2000 years. This study was designed to evaluate the expectorant, antitussive, and anti-inflammatory activities of the root of A. tataricus and to explore the chemical substances responsible for these activities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 70% ethanol extract of the root of A...
April 22, 2015: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Qi-ling Yuan, Tuan-mao Guo, Liang Liu, Fu Sun, Yin-gang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Neck pain (NP) and low back pain (LBP) are common symptoms bothering people in daily life. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used to treat various symptoms and diseases in China and has been demonstrated to be effective. The objective of the present study was to review and analyze the existing data about pain and disability in TCM treatments for NP and LBP. METHODS: Studies were identified by a comprehensive search of databases, such as MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library, up to September 1, 2013...
2015: PloS One
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