Therapeutic effects of Chinese herbal medicine against neuroendocrinological diseases especially related to hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal and hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis

Di Wang, Cheng Yu Lu, Le Sheng Teng, Zhi Hua Guo, Qing Fan Meng, Yan Liu, Lidan ZHONG, Wei Wang, Jing Xie*, Zhang Jin Zhang

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Abstract

This is a systemic review of plants used traditionally for neuroendocrinological diseases related to hypothalamus-pitutary-adrenal (HPA) and hypothalamus-pitutary-gland (HPG) axis. By searching from PubMed literature search system (1950-2013), Medline (1950-2013) and CNKI (China Journals of Full-text database; 1989-2013), 105 papers met the inclusion criteria were displayed in this review. 96 herbal drugs were classified into two parts which include hormones mainly related to HPA and HPG axis. The full scientific name of each herbal medicine, dose ranges and routes, models or diseases, affect on hormones and pertinent references are presented via synoptic tables. Herbal remedies that have demonstrable the activities of hormones have provided a potential to various diseases related to neunoendocrine and deserve increased attention in future studies. This review provides a basis for herbs use in neuroendocrinological diseases. The data collected here will benefit to further research associated to herbal medicines and hormones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-754
Number of pages14
JournalPakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Volume27
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science

User-Defined Keywords

  • Herbal medicine
  • Hypothalamus-pitutary-adrenal (HPA) axis
  • Hypothalamus-pitutary-gland (HPG) axis
  • Neuroendocrinological diseases

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