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Research Progress in Medicinal Value and Application of Gardenia jasminoides  

Natasha Liu1 , Shuyi Chen2
1 Institute of Life Science, Jiyang College of Zhejiang A&F University, Zhuji, 311800, China
2 Cuixi Academy of Biotechnology, Zhuji, 311800, China
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Medicinal Plant Research, 2023, Vol. 13, No. 2   doi: 10.5376/mpr.2023.13.0002
Received: 07 Jul., 2023    Accepted: 12 Jul., 2023    Published: 20 Jul., 2023
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Liu C.C., and Chen S.Y., 2023, Research progress in medicinal value and application of Gardenia jasminoides, Medicinal Plant Research, 13(2): 1-5 (doi: 10.5376/mpr.2023.13.0002)


Zhīzǐ (Gardenia jasminoides Ellis), also known as Shānzhīhuā, Huángjīzǐ, Huángzhī, Huángzhīzǐ, Huángzhīhuā etc. in Chinese, belongs to the genus of Gardenia in the family of Rubiaceae. Its fruit is used as medicine in traditional Chinese medicine, called Shānzhīzǐ, or Zhīzǐ, Shēngzhīzǐ, etc., with cold nature and bitter taste. Gardenia jasminoides is the first batch of dual-use resources issued by the Ministry of Health. It has the functions of liver protection, cholagogue, hypotension, sedation, hemostasis, detumescence, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-hyperglycemia. It is used to treat icterohepatitis, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, etc. The main effective components of Gardenia jasminoides include iridoid, crocin, geniposide, etc. This review focuses on the effective components and pharmacological effects of Gardenia jasminoides, providing a reference basis for the further study of Gardenia jasminoides.

Gardenia jasminoides Ellis; Traditional Chinese medicine; Medicinal value; Effective components
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