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2022 Apr 19

J Ethnopharmacol

New steroidal alkaloids with anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects from Veratrum grandiflorum.


Xie T-Z, Zhao Y-L, Wang H, Chen Y-C, Wei X, Wang Z-J, He Y-J, Zhao L-X, Luo X-D
J Ethnopharmacol. 2022 Apr 19:115290.
PMID: 35452774.


"Li-Lu", the roots and rhizomes of Veratrum grandiflorum (Melianthiaceae), has been historically used as a traditional folk medicine for the treatment of wrist pain, fractures, sores, and inflammation in Yunnan Province, China. However, the anti-inflammatory and analgesic studies of this plant have seldom reported.