African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines

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Chemical and ecological evaluation of a genuine chinese medicine Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz

J Zhou, F Qu, Y Yu


The study was designated to complete a chemical and ecological evaluation of a genuine Chinese medicine Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz (A. macrocephala) and to explore the existence of correlation between chemical
ingredients of different A. macrocephala populations and ecological factors. Different samples of A. macrocephala collected from six Chinese habitats were analyzed using chemical and ecological methods. The results showed the bioactive ingredients of A. macrocephala to be closely related to ecological factors. The study can serve the purposes of preservation and development of genuine Chinese medicines.

Keywords: Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz (A. macrocephala); chemical and ecological evaluation; genuine medicine; HPLC.

doi: 10.4314/ajtcam.v8i4.10

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