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Medicine Research ›› 2019, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (1): 190200-.DOI: 10.21127/yaoyimr20190200

Special Issue: Phytomedicine

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Phytochemical and Biological Progress of Cynanchum paniculatum

Liangyan Liua, Chang-An Gengb, *   

  1. a College of Agrnomyand Biotechnology, Yunnan Agriculture University, Kunming 650201, China;
    b State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany,Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan 650201, China
  • Received:2019-01-09 Online:2019-03-20 Published:2019-07-15
  • Supported by:
    Email: gengchangan@mail.kib.ac.cn (C. G.)

Abstract: Cynanchum paniculatum (Xuchangqing) is a famous traditional Chinese herb (TCH) widely used for treating rheumatism and pains in China. C21 steroids and acetophenones are the characteristic constituents in this TCH, from which a total of 61 compounds have been reported involving 32 C21 steroids, 13 phenols, seven triterpenoids and nine other compounds. Biological investigation on this herb revealed the anti-inflammatory, anti-snake venom, anti-microbial, neuroprotective and anti-cancer properties of the pure compounds or crude extracts. This minireview summarized the phytochemical and biological progress of C. paniculatum to provide a reference for better understanding the effective substances of Xuchangqing.


Key words: Cynanchum paniculatum, Xuchangqing, C21 steroids, acetophenones, anti-inflammatory activity

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