Zhong Yao Cai. 1997 Feb; 20(2): 88-90.
[The antibechic, expectorant and antiasthmatic actions of Cynanchum komarovii]
Gansu Institute for Drug Control, Lanzhou 730000.
The water and ethanol extracts of Lao Gua Tou (Cynanchum komarovii) is effective on relieving cough caused by the irritation of ammonnia water in mice. The extract can increase the secretion of repiratory tract and promote expectoration, also alleviate asthma induced by histamine and acetylcholing chloride in guinea pigs.