Zhong Yao Cai. 1997 Feb; 20(2): 85-8.
[Effects of volatile oil from Rheum palmatum on immunologic function in mice]
Medical College, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225001.
The effects of volatile oil from Rheum palmatum (RVO) on immunologic function in mice are studied. The results show that the delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) induced by 2, 4-dinitrochlorobenzene, lymphocytes transformation of (3H)-TdR induced by PHA, clearance rate of ivcarbon particles, phagocytic function of peritioneal macrophage and production of hemolysin induced by SRBC are markeyly increased with RVO given by oral administration or inhalation.