Advances in Studies on Pharmacological Activities of Epimedium on Cardiovascular System
XIA Guo-lian,HUANG Zhao-quan (Department of Cardiology,The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Traditional Chinese Medical University,Hangzhou 310006,Zhejiang,China)
The Herba Epimedii is Berberidacae Epimedium plant,it mainly contains Epimedium total flavonoids and polysaccharides,because of its unique chemical compositions and biological activities,it has always been one of the hot research at home and abroad,not only tonifying kidney and strengthening yang,promoting hematopoiesis,expanding cerebral vascular,anti-aging,anti-tumor,regulating immune function and bone metabolism ,it also has strong pharmacological effects in the cardiovascular system,such as anti-myocardial ischemia,promoting angiogenesis,anti-arrhythmia,anti-heart failure,lowering blood pressure,anti-artery atherosclerosis,anti-oxidation and improving hemorheology. So it has high research value and broad application prospects,its compound preparation have been applied to cardiovascular diseases. Now do a review to summarize its pharmacological effects in the cardiovascular system to provide a valuable reference for its research and development.