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2022 Dec 15

J Ethnopharmacol

Similarities and differences between Ziqin and kuqin in anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antioxidant activities and their core chemical composition based on the zebrafish model and spectrum-effect relationship.


Sun S, Yu A, Cheng R, Wang L, He T, Xu X, Song R, Shan D, Lv F, Zhong X, Deng Q, Li X, He Y, Zheng Y, Ren X, Xia Q, She G
J Ethnopharmacol. 2022 Dec 15:116049.
PMID: 36529251.


Scutellaria baicalensis (SB) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In the clinical application of TCM, SB has been divided into two specifications (Ziqin and Kuqin) for a long time. At present, the Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission no longer distinguishes between the two. However, the two specifications of medicinal materials and pieces are still in circulation in the market.