Research progress of Angelica dahurica for extracting effective components, pharmacological action and clinical application
ZHU Yixin;LI Baoli;MA Hongsheng;LIU Yongxian;Yan′an University;The Affiliated Hospital of Yan′an University;
Angelica dahurica is source of umbrelliferae plant. It has the funtion of eliminating wind and dampness. It also has the effect of relieving stuffy nose and wind the pain, swelling, empyema. In clinical practice, it is applied to traeting nasal obstruction, leucorrhea, sores and carbuncles. It is the traditional Chinese medicine clinical commonly used medicines. Angelica dahurica is mainly produced in Sichuan and Hangzhou of China. Its chemical constitution are very complex. However, its main components are coumarin and volatile oil. This paper summarizes the research sta-tus in recent years, starting from the chemical composition, extraction process, pharmacological effects, safety evalua-tion and other aspects in Angelica dahurica. All of these indicate that Angelica dahurica has phramacological function of relieving asthma and antihypertensive, exciting motion and respiratory center, antibacterial, inhibiting adipocyte syn-thesis and photosensitivity, etc.. These researches provide a basis for Angelica dahurica′s further research. But part of Angelica dahurica′s mechanism is not clear, especially in the formula of the mechanism is not clear. It remains to be further research.