Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Chinese Herbal Medicine (Zi Shen Qing) for Mild-to-Moderate Systematic Lupus Erythematosus: A Pilot Prospective, Single-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Study

Table 2

Composition and function of ZSQ granules.

Chinese nameFull scientific nameParts of plant use%Dose of dry plantConstituentDose after extractionFunction in Chinese medicine

Huang Qi Radix Astragali Dry root 15Astragaloside 3.75Tonifies Qi
Sheng Di Rehmannia glutinosa LiboschDry root153.75Nourishes Yin
Shan Zhu Yu Fructus Cornus Dry fruit5Loganin1.25Tonifies the liver and kidney and retains the essence
Bai Shao Paeonia lactiflora Dry root 15Paeoniflorin3.75Nourishes blood and preserves Yin
Dan Pi Cortex Moutan RadicisDry root and stem 15Paeonol3.75Clears deficient fire and heat
She She Cao Herba Hedyotidis DiffusaeDry leaf15Oleanic acid3.75Clears heat and resolves toxins


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