Dipsacus asperoides

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Dipsacus asperoides is a traditional Chinese medicinal crop of the Dipsacaceae family. Its root gets its name “Dipsaci radix” from the capacity to heal broken bone, and is considered “top grade” as early as Shen Nong’s Herbal Classic. More detailed, related information can be found in the Pharmacopoeia of the People’s Republic of China. Later generations often use it as a prescription with other compatible medicines. It has been used clinically for the treatment of osteoporosis, lassitude in loin and legs, fractures, abortion and dysmenorrheal diseases, as well as Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.

Year: 2016

InstitutionYunnan Research Center on Good Agricultural Practice for Dominant Chinese Medicinal Materials, Yunnan Agricultural University, Yunnan, China

Material: Yunnan, China