Toxicological Investigation of Congrong-Jiu
Zhao Yuzhen, Tao Shangcheng(Ningxia Inst. for Drug Control)
The systemic toxicity of Congrong-Jiu [Wine chiefly composed of Cistanche salsa (C.A.Mey.) G.Beck.] was investigated. Its acute toxicity test in mice showed that the intragastric LD50 was greater than 3300 mg/kg. The long-term toxicity test in rats——12 wks indicated that continuous administration of this Jiu had no significant toxic effects on general physical mental activities, body weight, appearance, behaviour, routine blood test,liver kidney functioa test, and did not cause significant pathological changes of important organs; suggesting that long-term administration of this Jiu ought to be quite safe.