Bupleurum Chinense Case Study

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GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

General Pharmacognosy

Assignment – Bupleurum chinense

Reg. no: 2014ph22

Name: Aya Dzhakha
Contents:

1. Introduction.
2. Introduction to Bupleurum chinense: 1. General information: 1. Biological source. 2. Synonyms. 3. Geographical source. 2. Morphology. 3. Active constituents. 4. Therapeutic uses. 5. Other reported information: 1. Toxicity and safety aspects. 2. Side effects. 3. Contraindications. 4. Drug interactions. 6. References.

1. Introduction: Bupleurum is a genus of plants that belong
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Also, flavonols (quercetin, isorhamnetin, rutin, and isoquercitrin narcissin), saikosaponins, phytosterols were found.

4. Therapeutic uses:

Bupleurum chinense has a strong hepatoprotective effect. It stimulates the production of bile, normalizes the biochemical composition of bile, and increases the resistance of the liver cells to the toxic effects. It also helps to regenerate cells after suffering hepatitis. Thoroughwax has an aphrodisiac effect on the stomach and pancreas, increases the acidity of gastric juice and alters the composition of bile. In addition, it has an antipyretic, sedative and antifebrile action.
Furthermore, it’s used as a choleretic and anti-inflammatory agent, as well as a diuretic and antipyretic. It helps in treating malaria and dengue fever; tonic. Externally – it’s used in diseases of the eye, itching and pustular skin diseases. Chinese healers believed that this plant removes the heat from the body, opens the pores of the skin, and makes up for the lack of energy of the
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Also, Bupleurum tea is prepared by adding 3 grams of Bupleurum into a cup of hot water, generally taken three times a day.

5. Other reported information:

5.1. Toxicity and safety aspects: It’s still unknown if Bupleurum chinense is safe or not. The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) doesn’t adjust herbs or supplements. Strength, purity and safety of the product are not guaranteed and effects can vary. It’s recommended to read the labels before using the product. Bupleurum chinense should be taken under the control of a healthcare provider. Also, it shouldn’t be taken for a long time. However, some of the chemical constituents of Bupleurum chinense have toxic effects. For instance, saikosaponins can slow blood clotting which can lead to some bleeding disorders.

5.2. Side effects: Bupleurum is well tolerated when taken in normal doses. Bupleurum chinense is usually used in combination therapy, so it’s hard to determine its adverse reactions. Some frequent side effects are sedation, drowsiness, and lethargy. Decreased appetite, nausea, flatulence, and bowel movement disorders were also

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