J Ethnopharmacol 2021 Sep 11:114633. Epub 2021 Sep 11.
Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, 41566, South Korea; School of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, 41566, South Korea. Electronic address:
Ethnopharmacological Relevance: . The rhizome of Dioscorea batatas Decne (called Chinses yam) widely distributed in East Asian countries including China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan has long been used in oriental folk medicine owing to its tonic, antitussive, expectorant and anti-ulcerative effects. It has been reported to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, cholesterol-lowering, anticholinesterase, growth hormone-releasing, antifungal and immune cell-stimulating activities. Read More