Sophora flavescens Ait.

  • Weici Tang
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand

Abstract

Kushen, Radix Sophorae flavescentis, is the dry roots of Sophora flavescens Ait. (Fabaceae) collected in spring and fall. It is officially listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia and is a well-known Chinese herbal medicine used as a diuretic and for the treatment of diarrhea, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and eczema.

Keywords

Sarcoma Flavonoid Alkaloid Indomethacin Thymidine 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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