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Phytother Res. 2016 Mar;30(3):347-56. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5553. Epub 2015 Dec 21.

Codonopsis lanceolata: A Review of Its Therapeutic Potentials.

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1
Department of Genetic Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, 16419, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Animal Science, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Patuakhali, 8602, Bangladesh.
3
School of Systems Biomedical Science, Soongsil University, Seoul, 07027, Republic of Korea.
4
Department of Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University, Iksan, 54596, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

Codonopsis lanceolata (Campanulaceae) is dicotyledonous herbaceous perennial plant, predominantly found in Central, East, and South Asia. This plant has been widely used in traditional medicine and is considered to have medicinal properties to treat diseases and symptoms such as bronchitis, coughs, spasm, psychoneurosis, cancer, obesity, hyperlipidemia, edema, hepatitis, colitis, and lung injury. C. lanceolata contains many biologically active compounds, including polyphenols, saponins, tannins, triterpene, alkaloids, and steroids, which contribute to its numerous pharmacological activities. Through systematic studies, the pharmacological actions of these compounds have been revealed. Therapeutic potentialities of C. lanceolata and its previously reported molecular mechanisms are described in this review.

KEYWORDS:

Codonopsis lanceolata; anticancer activity; molecular mechanisms; phytochemical constituent; therapeutic efficacy

PMID:
26931614
DOI:
10.1002/ptr.5553
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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