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Sheng-Mai San (Code C102756)

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Preferred Name: Sheng-Mai San

Definition: A Chinese herbal medicine composed of extracts from the roots of Panax Ginseng (ren shen) and Ophiopogon japonicas (mai men dong), and the berries of Schisandra chinensis (wu wei zi) with potential protective activity. Ginseng contains a complex mixture of saponins, ginsenosides and panaxosides; homoisoflavonoids isolated from Ophiopogon show anti-inflammatory properties; Schisandra contains abundant amounts of phytoestrogen lignans with antioxidant activity. Although the mechanism of action maybe inexplicit or complex, these phytochemicals work synergistically and may improve symptoms such as shortness of breath, sweating, cough, thirst, dry mouth, and palpitations as well as have an effect on chemotherapy or radiotherapy-induced fatigue, weakness, and neutropenia.

Label: Sheng-Mai San

NCI Thesaurus Code: C102756 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0603925  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Panax ginseng/Ophiopogon japonicus/Schisandra chinensis Herbal Supplement
Sheng-Mai San
Shengmai San

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 736014
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 736014 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
PubMedID Primary Reference 22626747, 22779364 (see PubMed Primary Reference info)
UMLS CUI C0603925

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C102756
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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