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      The Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, and Quality Control of Tetrastigma hemsleyanum Diels & Gilg in China: A Review


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          Tetrastigma hemsleyanum Diels & Gilg (TDG), the family member of Vitaceae, is a traditional herbal medicine in China. The root of TDG can be immediately used after cleaning the muddy soil, and can be dehydrated for dry use. TDG is able to be collected all year round, which is commonly used in the treatment of hepatitis, infantile high fever, snake bite, etc. Based on phytochemistry, the chemical components of TDG are divided into flavonoids, phenolic acids, terpenes, steroids, polysaccharide, and other compounds, showing many pharmacological effects which include anti-tumor, anti-oxidation, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, and immunomodulatory activity, as well as other activities. Currently, TDG involves some problems of the reduction of wild resources, the backward processing methods, and storage difficulties as well as the imperfection of detection methods. Therefore, this review summarizes the literature of the past 20 years, and the purpose of this review is to summarize the recent researches on the phytochemistry, pharmacology, quality control, and clinical application of TDG. The above discussions provide new insights for the future research on TDG.

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                Front Pharmacol
                Front Pharmacol
                Front. Pharmacol.
                Frontiers in Pharmacology
                Frontiers Media S.A.
                25 September 2020
                : 11
                [1] College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University , Hangzhou, China
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                Edited by: Jose Maria Prieto, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

                Reviewed by: Girish Kumar Gupta, Sri Sai Group of Institutes Badhani, India; Wei Peng, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

                *Correspondence: Gang Cao, caogang33@ 123456163.com ; Xin Wu, wuhsin@ 123456qq.com

                This article was submitted to Ethnopharmacology, a section of the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology

                Copyright © 2020 Zhu, Xu, Ying, Cao and Wu

                This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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                Figures: 6, Tables: 6, Equations: 0, References: 140, Pages: 22, Words: 12032
                Funded by: National Natural Science Foundation of China 10.13039/501100001809
                Award ID: (No.81803840)

                Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical medicine
                tetrastigma hemsleyanum diels et gilg,phytochemistry,total flavonoids,pharmacological activities,quality control


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