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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 278318, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/278318
Review Article

Pharmacological Activities of Sijunzi Decoction Which Are Related to Its Antioxidant Properties

1Department of Chinese Medicine Integrated with Western Medicine, Binzhou Medical University, Yantai, Shandong 264003, China
2School of Biosciences, Northwest A&F University, Xi’an, Shanxi 710000, China

Received 18 May 2014; Accepted 5 July 2014; Published 23 July 2014

Academic Editor: Qiusheng Zheng

Copyright © 2014 Lei Ye et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper introduces the antioxidant constituents and pharmacological effects of Sijunzi decoction by looking up literatures in recent years. Sijunzi decoction is composed of Ginseng, Atractylodes, Tuckahoe, and Glycyrrhiza. The antioxidant ingredients of Sijunzi decoction include paeonol, dauricine, naringin, and isoliquiritigenin. The study has proved that it possesses wide pharmacological effects of anticardiovascular diseases, antinervous system disease, antidiabetes, antimetabolic syndrome, and antitumor. Research on the antioxidant components of Sijunzi decoction and their targets is a promising study area in the future.