[Preliminary analysis on relationship between traditional efficacy of Chinese medicine and modern pharmacological action].

Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica

PubMedID: 29090560

Ren JG, Wang DZ, Lei L, Kang L, Liu JX. [Preliminary analysis on relationship between traditional efficacy of Chinese medicine and modern pharmacological action]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2017;42(10):1979-1983.
To find the relationship between traditional efficacy of Chinese medicine and modern pharmacological action by using data mining, and provide information and reference for further research and development for the pharmacology research of traditional Chinese medicine. The information of 547 kinds of traditional Chinese medicines, 335 kinds of Chinese medicine effects and 86 kinds of pharmacological actions were collected and processed in Clinical Guide to the Chinese Pharmacopoeia published in 2010; Access and Excel software were used to analyze the frequence and frequency of single effect, pharmacological action, and both. In addition, the relationship between efficacy and pharmacology was analyzed with the clearing heat and antibacterial effects as the example. The analysis results showed that 547 kinds of Chinese medicines involved 335 kinds of Chinese medicine effects and 86 kinds of pharmacological actions. Among them, the most frequent Chinese medicine effect was"clearing heat", whose frequence was 130 and the frequency was 0. 24; the most frequent pharmacological action was "anti-inflammatory action" whose frequence was 191 and the frequency was 0. 35. The most common efficacy-pharmacological action group was "clearing heat" and "anti-bacterial action", whose frequence was 75 and the frequency was 0. 26. The couple of "purgation" and "cathartic effect" had the largest frequency of 0. 30, but they just appeared together for 3 times. There were 52 kinds of pharmacological actions that occurred together with clearing heat, of which, the top 10 were anti-bacterial action, anti-inflammatory action, antineoplastic action, anti-hepatic injury action, immunoregulation action, antipyretic action, antiviralaction, hypoglycemic action, antioxidant action and analgesic action. There were 161 kinds of Chinese medicine effects that occurred together with anti-bacterial action, of which, the top 10 were clearing heat, detoxification, detumescence, analgesia, resolving dampness, pesticide, cooling blood, expelling wind, eliminating dampness and hemostasis. These results suggested that there was a certain relationship between traditional Chinese medicine effects and modern pharmacological actions.