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Determination and comparison of mineral elements in traditional Chinese herbal formulae at different decoction times used to improve kidney function - chemometric approach

Kolasani, Archana and Xu, Hong and Millikan, Mary (2011) Determination and comparison of mineral elements in traditional Chinese herbal formulae at different decoction times used to improve kidney function - chemometric approach. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative medicines, 8 (5). pp. 191-197. ISSN 0189-6016

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Abstract

Traditional Chinese herbal formulae Liu wei di huang (LW) (six-ingredient pill with Rehmannia) and Jin gui shen qi wan (JG) (kidney Qi pill from the golden cabinet) were analysed for Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn, Na, K and Zn at different decoction intervals by atomic absorption spectroscopy. LW and JG were used to improve the kidney function. JG was higher in all elements than LW. K (1691.29 – 2372.71 mg l-1) was highest in both formulae LW and JG followed by Ca (245.31 – 562.91 mg l-1). Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn and K were highest at 40 min for LW and Fe, Mn, Na and K were highest at 40 min for JG. Chemometrics such as principal component analysis, hierarchical cluster analysis and linear discriminate analysis were applied to classify the data and to understand the relation between the elements. Metal intake related to the consumption of decoction has also been studied. Mn made the highest contribution to average daily dietary intakes from the formulae.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22906, ResPubID23639, Chinese medicine, Chinese herbal, mineral elements, chemometric analysis, kidney tonifying herbs, atomic absorption spectroscopy
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
FOR Classification > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
SEO Classification > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2012 06:06
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2014 04:50
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7664
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