Quisqualis indica L.

  • Weici Tang
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand


Shijunzi, Fructus Quisqualis, is the dry fruits of Quisqualis indica L. (Combretaceae) collected in the fall. This herbal medicine is officially listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia and is used mainly as an anthelmintic.


Acid Ethyl Ester Arachidic Acid Trifluoracetic Acid Patch Clamp Analysis Pyrantel Pamoate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weici Tang
    • 1
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand
    • 1
  1. 1.Lebensmittelchemie und UmwelttoxikologieUniversität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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