[Comparison between Lysimachiae Herba and Desmodii Styracifolii Herba in pharmacological activities]

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2015 Jun;40(11):2106-11.
[Article in Chinese]

Abstract

Lysimachiae Herba and Desmodii Styracifolii Herba are common traditional Chinese medicines for treating lithiasis. Both of them have efficacies of clearing heat, diuresis and eliminating calculi. However, there are some differences in their clinic applications. The former is mainly used to treat hepatolithiasis, gallstones, jaundice, stranguria and gout; Whereas the latter is mainly used to treat urinary calculus. In this paper, the pharmacological effects of Lysimachiae Herba and Desmodii Styracifolii Herba on removing calculus, choleresis, anti-inflammation and oxidation resistance were compared and analyzed based on document retrieval. In conclusion, both of them show the preventive and therapeutic effects on kidney stones and gallstones. Particularly, Desmodii Styracifolii Herba has a better effect in treating the kidney stones, while Lysimachiae Herba has a better effect in treating cholesterol gallstones.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / pharmacology*
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / therapeutic use
  • Fabaceae*
  • Gallstones / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Kidney Calculi / drug therapy
  • Medicine, Chinese Traditional*
  • Phytotherapy
  • Primulaceae*

Substances

  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal