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Chang HM, But PP, eds. Pharmacology and Applications of Chinese Materia Medica . Vol 1. Singapore: World Scientific; 1986: 620-624.
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Yim TK, Wu WK, Mak DH, et al. Myocardial protective effect of an anthraquinone-containing extract of Polygonum multiflorum ex vivo . Planta Med. 1998;64:607-611.
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- Review Date: 12/2015
- Update Date: 12/15/2015