Menispermum dauricum DC.

  • Weici Tang
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand

Abstract

Beiduogen, Rhizoma Menispermi, is the dry rootstock of Menispermum dauricum DC. (Menispermaceae), which occurs widely in China. It is a traditional Chinese medicine and is now officially listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. Beiduogen Pian, Tabellae Menispermi, is another official item produced from the total alkaloidal extract of M. dauricum. The rhizome as well as the tablets are used as an analgesic and antipyretic.

Keywords

Alkaloid Verapamil Benzyl Quinoline Gluconate 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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