Extraction of Hypotensive Principles from Seeds of Cassia Tora

author Anthony Koo, J.C.C. Wang, K.M. Li
his workplace 1Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Li Shu Fan Building, Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
periodicalThe American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 1976, Vol.4 (3), pp.245-248
sourceWorld Scientific Publishing
Original abstractSeeds of Cassia tora Linn. (Leguminosae) are known in Chinese medicinal herbal practice as Chueh-ming-tzu. Aqueous and methanol extracts from the these seeds elicit hypotensive effects on anesthetized rats. Preliminary phytochemical studies show that the active hypotensive principles are derived from the kernel of the seed and consist of mainly glycosides.
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