Table 1

List of Chinese medicinal herbs used in this study
S. no Name of the plant species Chinese name Family names Traditional medicinal use References
1 Acanthopanax senticosus Herms NA Araliaceae Treatment of rheumatism, allergies and diabetics [22]
2 Actinidia arguta (Sieb.et Zucc.)Flarich.ex Miq. Teng li gen Actinidiaceae Anticancer and anti-allergic [23]
3 Akebia quinata (Houtt.)Decne. Ba yue zha Lardizabalaceae anti-phlogistic [24]
4 Alpinae officinarum Gao liang jiang Zingaberaceae Antioxidant [25]
5 Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Wall. ex Nees Shuan xin lian Acanthaceae Anti-cacner. [26]
6 Artemisia vulgaris L. Ai ye Asteraceae Anti-cancer [27]
7 Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr. Tian men dong Asparagaceae Anti-tumour [28]
8 Aster tataricus L. Zi wan Asteraceae Anti-oxidant [29]
9 Corydalis yanhusuo W. Yan hu suo Papaveraceae Anti-cancer [18]
10 Curcuma zedoaria (Christm.) Roscoe E zhu Zingiberaceae Antioxidant activity, Anti-mutagenic activity and Anti-microbial activity, [30]
11 Cynanchum paniculatum (Bge.) Kitag Xu chang qing Asclepiadaceae Anticancer [18]
12 Cyperus rotundus L. Xiang fu Cyperaceae Anticancer [18]
13 Ducheshea indica (Andr.) Focke. She mei Rosaceae Anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer [31]
14 Hedyotis diffusa Willd. Bai hua she she cao Rubiaceae Antibacterial [18]
15 Leonurus japonicus Houtt. Yi mu cao Labiatae Anti-cancer [32]
16 Ligustrum lucidum Ait. Nv zhen zi Moraceae Anti-cancer [18]
17 Lobelia chinensis Lour. Ban bian lian Campanulaceae Antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and antitoxic effects [18]
18 Lysinachia christinae Hance. Jin qian cao Lysimachia Anticancer [18]
19 Paeonia lactiflora Pall. Bai shao Paeoniaceae Anticancer and anti-bacterial [33]
20 Paeonia suffuticosa Sndr. Mu dan pi Ranunculaceae Anti-cancer [18]
21 Paris polyphylla Smith Qi ye yi zhi hua Trilliaceae Anti-tumour [28]
22 Platycodon grandiflorus (Jacq.) A. DC. Jie geng Campanulaceae Anti-cancer [18]
23 Plantago asiatica L. Che qian cao Plantaginaceae Anti-cancer [34]
24 Pleione bulbocadioides (Franch.)Rolfe. Shen ci gu Orchidaceae Anticancer and antibacterial [18]
25 Ploygala tenuifolia Willd. Yuan zhi Polygalaceae Anti- inflammatory [35]
26 Polygonum aviculare L. Bian cun Polygonaceae Anti-oxidant activity and anti- inflammatory activity [36]
27 Poria cocos (Schw.) Wolf Fu lin Polyporaceae Anti-tumuor [28]
28 Pogostemon cablin Benth. Guang huo xiang Asteraceae Anti-insecticidal, anti-fungal and bacteriostatic [37]
29 Prunella vulgaris L. Xia ku cao Lamiaceae Anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties [38]
30 Pseudostellaria heterophylla (Miq.) Pax ex Pax et Hoffm. Tai zi shen Caryophyllaceae Anti-tumuor [28]
31 Rabdosia rubescens(Hamst.)Wuet. Dong ling cao Labiatae Anti-cancer [18]
32 Rehmannia glutinosa (Gaertn.) Steud. Sheng di huang Phrymaceae Anti-tumour [28]
33 Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. Dan shen Caspase Anti-tumuor [28]
34 Sanguisorba officinalis L. Di yu Rosaceae Anti-allergic and hepatitis B virus [18]
35 Schizandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill. Wu wei zi Schisandraceae Antioxidant effect [39]
36 Scutellaria barbata Don. Ban zhi lian Labiatae Anti-tumuor [28]
37 Semen coicis L. Yi yi ren Gramineae Anti-cancer [18]
38 Smilax glabra Roxb. Tu fu ling Smilacaceae Anti-tumuor [28]
39 Solanum nigrum L. Long Kui Solanaceae Anti-cancer [18]
40 Solanum lyratum Thunb. Bai ying Solanaceae Anti-tumuor [28]
x41 Spatholobus suberectus Dunn. Ji xie teng Leguminosae Anti-tumuor [18]
42 Tussilago farfara L. Kuan dong Asteraceae Anti-microbialand antioxidant [40]
43 Uncaria rhyncophylla Miq Gou Teng Rubiaceae Antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory activity [41]
44 Viscum coloratum (Komar.) Nakai Hui ji sheng Viscaceae Anti-infammatory [42]

NA:No appropriate reference is available.

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Ravipati et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:173   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-173

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