[Development and research advances of iridoids from Valeriana jatamansi and their bioactivity].

Valeriana jatamansi (syn. V. wallichii), a traditional Chinese medicine recorded in Chinese Pharmacopeia (1977 and 2010 edition), has been used for treatment of a variety of conditions including sleep problems, obesity, nervous disorders, epilepsy, insanity, snake poisoning, eye trouble, and skin diseases. Also, it was used as an important substitute for the European V. officinalis, whose root preparation, popularly known as valerian, has been employed as a mild sedative for a long time. In recent years, much attention has been draw to the iridoids, one of the major bioactive constituents of V. jatamansi, leading to the discovery of a series of new iridoids with anti-tumor and neuroprotective activities. Their action machnism also has been discussed. This paper summerized the iridoids and their bioactivities from V. jatamansi in recent years, which could provide basic foundation for development and research of V. jatamansi.
AuthorsNing-ning Zhang, Guang-zhi Ding
JournalZhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica (Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi) Vol. 40 Issue 10 Pg. 1893-7 (May 2015) ISSN: 1001-5302 [Print] China
PMID26390643 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Review)
Chemical References
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Iridoids
  • Animals
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal (chemistry, pharmacology)
  • Humans
  • Iridoids (chemistry, pharmacology)
  • Valerian (chemistry)

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