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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1996 Sep;21(9):534-7, 575.

[Kidney reinforcing and yang supporting action of cistanche deserticola Y. C. Ma before and after preparation].

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  • 1Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing.


The weights of seminal vesicle and prostate gland of castrated young rats were significantly increased by administration of alcoholsoluble extract from decoction of Cistanche deserticola. The weights of testes, seminal vesicle and prostate gland in mice and rats were also increased by the extract. The phagocytic function of intra-abdominal macrophage in mice was activated by decoction of Cistanche deserticola. The results showed no statistical differences between crude and prepared drugs. The maximum oral tolerance for mouse was 40 g/kg.

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