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Molecules 2017, 22(7), 1137; doi:10.3390/molecules22071137

Analytical Techniques and Pharmacokinetics of Gastrodia elata Blume and Its Constituents

Department of Preventative Medicine, Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Pathological and Physiological Technology, Medical School of Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, Zhejiang, China
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Received: 13 June 2017 / Revised: 6 July 2017 / Accepted: 6 July 2017 / Published: 8 July 2017
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Abstract

Gastrodia elata Blume (G. elata), commonly called Tianma in Chinese, is an important and notable traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which has been used in China as an anticonvulsant, analgesic, sedative, anti-asthma, anti-immune drug since ancient times. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the abundant efforts of scientists in developing analytical techniques and performing pharmacokinetic studies of G. elata and its constituents, including sample pretreatment methods, analytical techniques, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion (ADME) and influence factors to its pharmacokinetics. Based on the reported pharmacokinetic property data of G. elata and its constituents, it is hoped that more studies will focus on the development of rapid and sensitive analytical techniques, discovering new therapeutic uses and understanding the specific in vivo mechanisms of action of G. elata and its constituents from the pharmacokinetic viewpoint in the near future. The present review discusses analytical techniques and pharmacokinetics of G. elata and its constituents reported from 1985 onwards. View Full-Text
Keywords: Gastrodia elata Blume; analytical technique; pharmacokinetics; sample pretreatment Gastrodia elata Blume; analytical technique; pharmacokinetics; sample pretreatment
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Wu, J.; Wu, B.; Tang, C.; Zhao, J. Analytical Techniques and Pharmacokinetics of Gastrodia elata Blume and Its Constituents. Molecules 2017, 22, 1137.

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