publication . Article . 2012

P01.39. Synergism of herbs in classical Chinese medicine: evidence from HPLC

J Wang; K Wright; P Kalnins; K Shaw;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, volume 12, issue Suppl 1, pages P39-P39 (eissn: 1472-6882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract
Purpose Classical Chinese herbal therapy uses herb combinations within formulas based upon the belief that there is a synergistic effect between herbs. Herbal pairs and combinations may change the hydrophobicity and ion concentration of the decoction. These changes may increase extraction of constituents from other herbs within the formula. Furthermore, herbs may react within the decoction medium to create new chemical structures. The purpose of this study is to compare chemical signatures of individual Chinese herbs with paired herbal formulas, as they are used in Classical Chinese medicine.
Subjects
free text keywords: Poster Presentation, Complementary and alternative medicine, General Medicine, Other systems of medicine, RZ201-999, Traditional medicine, Medicine, business.industry, business, Herbal therapy, Herb, food.ingredient, food, Chinese herbs, Classical Chinese, language.human_language, language, Decoction, Chemical signature
Funded by
NIH| International Research Conference on Integrative Medicine
Project
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 3R13AT007128-01S1
  • Funding stream: NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
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