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2020 Sep 18

BMC Complement Med Ther



A network pharmacology study on analgesic mechanism of Yuanhu-Baizhi herb pair.


Mi B, Li Q, Li T, Marshall J, Sai J
BMC Complement Med Ther. 2020 Sep 18; 20(1):284.
PMID: 32948176.


Millions of people are suffering from chronic pain conditions, such as headache, arthritis, cancer. Apart from western medicines, traditional Chinese medicines are also well accepted for pain management, especially in Asian countries. Yuanhu-Baizhi herb pair (YB) is a typical herb pair applied to the treatment of stomach pain, hypochondriac pain, headache, and dysmenorrhea, due to its effects on analgesia and sedation. This study is to identify potentially active compounds and the underlying mechanisms of YB in the treatment of pain.