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2021 Apr 28

J Ethnopharmacol

Phytochemistry and pharmacological activities of Arundina graminifolia (D.Don) Hochr. and other common Orchidaceae medicinal plants.


Zhang X, Chen W, Du Y, Su P, Qiu Y, Ning J, Liu M
J Ethnopharmacol. 2021 Apr 28:114143.
PMID: 33932509.


Arundina graminifolia (Orchidaceae) has been widely used for heat clearance and detoxification, anti-inflammatory diuretic, and anti-microbes for two thousand years in national minorities, especially among the Dai people. It was known as "Zhuyelan" (Chinese: ), "Wenshanghai" (Chinese: ) and "Baiyangjie" (Chinese: ) in the Dai nationality, and mainly used as antidote, which is characterized by "relieving the poison before getting sick and treating illness". Therefore, it has been typically applied in the treatment of food poisoning, snake bites, rheumatism, stomachache and traumatic injuries. It is also used to treat bronchitis, tuberculosis and pneumonia in the Bulang and the Wa ethnic people.