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Front. Pharmacol. | doi: 10.3389/fphar.2019.01168

A review on chemical constituents, pharmacological properties and clinical application of Bletilla striata

Lin D. Xu1,  Chi Y. Pan1 and  Shuang J. Chen1*
  • 1Zunyi Medical University, China

Bletilla striata, a traditional Chinese medicinal plant of the genus Bletilla belong to Orchidaceae family, is known to help for the elimination of disease risk factors, prevent chronic diseases and promote health status. In this review article, there is an extensive literature reviewed on the chemical constituents, pharmacological properties and clinical application of B. striata. However, the mechanisms of action of its active ingredients are not yet clear. So, its chemical composition and pharmacological effects are remains to explored further in this review. Linking the knowledge of traditional Chinese medicinal plants with modern pharmacology is provided a way to systematically study the activity of medicinal plants and serve as the basis for clinical research. This paper also examined the traditional Chinese medicine of B. striata from a more scientific perspective by summarizing its chemical components, their pharmacological activities and clinical research to provide a scientific basis for medical research, new drug development and clinical application.

Keywords: Bletilla striata, Chemical constituents, Pharmacological activities, clinical application, Quality control, Toxicology

Received: 16 Apr 2019; Accepted: 11 Sep 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Xu, Pan and Chen. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Prof. Shuang J. Chen, Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi, China, biochenjs@njtech.edu.cn