Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 156–160

Progress of research on Inonotus obliquus


    • Deptment of Pathology Jilin Medical College
  • Kuang Ren任 旷
    • Deptment of PharmacyJilin Medical College
  • Shi-jie Lu吕士杰
    • Deptment of BiochemistryJilin Medical College
  • Shu-yan Yang杨淑艳
    • Deptment of Pathology Jilin Medical College
  • Dong-zhi Sun孙东植
    • Deptment of Pathology and Forensic MedicineMedical College of Yanbian University

DOI: 10.1007/s11655-009-0156-2

Cite this article as:
Zhong, X., Ren, K., Lu, S. et al. Chin. J. Integr. Med. (2009) 15: 156. doi:10.1007/s11655-009-0156-2


Inonotus obliquus has high nutritional and medicinal value, especially in treating malignant tumors, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and AIDS, attracting significant attention from scholars in recent years. In this paper, the biological characteristics, chemical composition and pharmacologic effects of Inonotus obliquus were summarized. And the applications in medicine and food were introduced. Future research on Inonotus obliquus was also discussed in order to make Inonotus obliquus obtain effective exploitation and satisfy people’s demands.

Key Words

Inonotus obliquusbiological characteristicschemical compositionpharmacologic effect

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