Phytolacca americana L. and P. acinosa Roxb.

  • Weici Tang
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand


Shanglu, Radix Phytolaccae, is the dry root of Phytolacca acinosa Roxb. or P. americana L. (Phytolaccaceae) collected in the spring and fall. This officially in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia listed herbal medicine is toxic and to be used for treatment of edema or treatment of abscess by external administration.


Triterpene Alcohol Antiviral Protein Total Saponin Crude Saponin Pokeweed Antiviral Protein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weici Tang
    • 1
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand
    • 1
  1. 1.Lebensmittelchemie und UmwelttoxikologieUniversität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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