Dioscorea officinalis

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Historical Use of Dioscorea officinalis

Dioscorea officinalis in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Fenbixie ·ÛÝÉËZ Chinese Name (pinyin): Bixie

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Common Name  :Seven-lobed Yam

Specific Name  : Rhizoma Dioscoreae Septemlobae

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Dosage  : 6-10g

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Synonymns for Dioscorea officinalis

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Nam Cheol Park, Sae Woong Kim, Sung Yeoun Hwang, Hyun Jun Park
Efficacy and safety of an herbal formula (KBMSI-2) in the treatment of erectile dysfunction: A preliminary clinical study.
Investig Clin Urol: 2019, 60(4);275-284
[PubMed:31294137] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Yan Huang, Dong Li, Bin Cheng, Gang Liu, Yong-Xiang Zhang, Wen-Xia Zhou
Active fraction combination from Liuwei Dihuang decoction (LW-AFC) ameliorates corticosterone-induced long-term potentiation (LTP) impairment in mice in vivo.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2019, 236;147-154
[PubMed:30851370] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Shung-Te Kao, Shulhn-Der Wang, Chih-Che Lin, Li-Jen Lin
Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan, a traditional Chinese medicine, alleviated allergic airway hypersensitivity and inflammatory cell infiltration in a chronic asthma mouse model.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2018, 227;181-190
[PubMed:30172058] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Wen-Xia Pi, Xiao-Peng Feng, Li-Hong Ye, Bao-Chang Cai
Combination of Morroniside and Diosgenin Prevents High Glucose-Induced Cardiomyocytes Apoptosis.
Molecules: 2017, 22(1);
[PubMed:28106847] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)

Bing Dai, Qinxuan Wu, Chengxi Zeng, Jiani Zhang, Luting Cao, Zizeng Xiao, Menglin Yang
The effect of Liuwei Dihuang decoction on PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in liver of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) rats with insulin resistance.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2016, 192;382-389
[PubMed:27401286] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)



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