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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1991 Oct;16(10):581-3, 638.

[Quantitative analysis of semen Cuscutae].

Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica

[Article in Chinese]
C Guo, Z Su, C Li


  1. School of Pharmacy, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai.

PMID: 1820785


In this paper, the quantitative analysis of the total flavone in 7 species revealed the contents: Semen Cuscutae Chinensis (3.0%), Semen Cuscutae Australis (3.2%) as compared with Semen Cuscutae Europaea (4.5%). Semen Cuscutae Chinensis has the highest content of polysaccharide of about 5-6%. The experimental results provide a scientific basis the rational use of Semen Cuscutae.

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