Composition and Anti-Fatigue Mechanism of Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Produced in Mountain Areas in South Anhui of China
Yao Shishuo, et al.
Composition and anti-fatigue functions of gynostemma pentaphyllum (thunb.) makino were studied in this paper. Results show that: 1. gynostemma has three kinds of saponins, the same as those of radix ginseng, seventeen kinds of amino acids, and many free amino acids; 2. gynostemma can improve exercise endurance of white rats, especially health and trained rats; 3. by studying serum myoglobin, experiment showed that the muscle cells of the rats having taken hynostemma for 45 days were less injured after physical exhaustion than those of the control group; 4. both methods of phosphate assay and liciferase showed that hynostemma saponin could to some extend activate (Na~+-K~+) ATP-ase in membrane.