Gardenia jasminoides Ellis

  • Weici Tang
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand


Zhizi, Fructus Gardeniae, is the dry ripe fruits of Gardenia jasminoides Ellis (Rubiaceae) collected in September to November when the fruits have become ripe. It is officially listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia and is used in traditional Chinese medicine as an antiphlogistic, diuretic, laxative, choleretic, and hemostatic in the treatment of traumatosis by external application.


Oleanolic Acid Bile Secretion Quinic Acid Iridoid Glycoside Black Pigmentation 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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