Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 156-160

First online:

Progress of research on Inonotus obliquus

  • Xiu-hong Zhong钟秀宏Affiliated withDeptment of Pathology Jilin Medical College Email author 
  • , Kuang Ren任 旷Affiliated withDeptment of Pharmacy, Jilin Medical College
  • , Shi-jie Lu吕士杰Affiliated withDeptment of Biochemistry, Jilin Medical College
  • , Shu-yan Yang杨淑艳Affiliated withDeptment of Pathology Jilin Medical College
  • , Dong-zhi Sun孙东植Affiliated withDeptment of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Medical College of Yanbian University

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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 obliquus biological characteristics chemical composition pharmacologic effect