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Table 1 Effect of Yang and Yin tonifying herbs on myocardial ATP generation capacity in mice ex vivo

From: Enhancement of ATP generation capacity, antioxidant activity and immunomodulatory activities by Chinese Yang and Yin tonifying herbs

Herbs ATP generation (% control) Herbs ATP generation (% control)
Yang herbs   Yin herbs  
   Cortex Eucommiae 157 ± 11.2 *    Semen Prinsepiae 95.5 ± 12.1
   Herba Cistanches 191 ± 3.20 **    Fructus Ligustri 101 ± 5.00
   Herba Cynomorii 230 ± 17.3 **    Rhizoma Polygonati 102 ± 4.53
   Rhizoma Curculiginis 149 ± 38.0    Radix Asparagi 98.2 ± 9.92
   Herba Epimedii 130 ± 7.51 *    Radix Ophiopogonii 102 ± 8.51
   Radix Dipsaci 120 ± 19.7    Radix Oryzae 85.0 ± 7.43
   Rhizoma Drynariae 154 ± 14.6 *    Herba Dendrobii 82.7 ± 0.92 *
   Fructus Psoraleae 175 ± 13.4 *    Herba Ecliptae 80.3 ± 7.05 *
   Semen Cuscutae 222 ± 2.12 **   
   Radix Morindae 142 ± 19.3   
   Semen Allii 133 ± 35.8   
  1. Mice were pretreated with herbal extracts at daily doses of 1 g/kg for 3 days. The mean value of myocardial ATP generation capacity in unpretreated mice was 147 ± 17.6 (S.D.) nmol ATP/mg protein/10 min, (n = 6). * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01, Student's t test