Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1998 Dec; 23(12): 709-11, 762.
[Investigation on resources and commodities of Chinese medicinal herbs of Jili]
Department of Pharmacognosy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210038.
OBJECTIVE: To make clear the current situation of application of the Chinese medicinal herbs of Jili. METHOD: The medicinal resources and commodities of the berbs in some provinces and cities in China were investigated. RESULT: The species Tribulus terrestris included in <Pharmacopolia of the Peoples Republic of China> is widely distributed in China. The fruit of T. terrestris which is widely used in China as a traditional medicine is commonly called Yingjili. Being only the fruit of Atriplex entralasiatica Ruanjili is produced mainly in Shandong Province and customarily used as Fructus Tribuli in some areas of Shandong and Hebei Provinces. CONCLUSION: The current situation of medicinal application of Jili basically conforms to the requirements of <Pharmacopolia of the Peoples Republic of China>. The main variety is Yingjili.