J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1978, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (3): -.

• Research Articles •    

Comprehensive Utilization of Berberis poiretiiv—The Therapeutical Value of Berbamine and its Content in 22 Species of Berberis

Liu Guo-sheng, Chen Bi-zhu, Song Wan-zhi and Xiao Pei-gen   

Abstract: The present paper deals with the comprehensive utilization of the medicinal plant resource of Berberis poiretii based on their botanical, phytochemieal, pharmacological and clinical aspects. A major alkaloid was isolated from the waste residue of berberine isolation and identified by IR, NMR and MS as berbamine, which was demonstrated to be an effective agent to increase leucocyte in the treatment of 167 leukopenia patients. The result of qualitative and quantitative analysis of 22 species of medicinal Berberis was also provided.

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