Akebia quinata (Thunb.) Decne.

  • Weici Tang
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand

Abstract

Yuzhizi, Fructus Akebiae, is the dry ripe fruits of Akebia quinata (Thunb.) Decne., A. trifoliata (Thunb.) Koidz., or A. trifoliata (Thunb.) Koidz. var. australis (Diels) Rehd. (Lardizabalaceae) collected in summer and fall when the fruits have yellowed. It is listed officially in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia and is used in Chinese traditional medicine as an analgesic, antiphlogistic, and diuretic.

Keywords

Depression Glycoside Ileal Saponin Glucoside 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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