Szechuan pepper

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Szechuan pepper

Chinese medicine
A deciduous tree, the fruit of which is carminative, diuretic, stimulant and tonic; it is used for constipation, nocturnal emissions and urinary frequency.
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In addition, Nelumbo nucifera, Eucommia ulmoides and Zanthoxylum piperitum (leaf) were effective DPPH radical scavengers with I[C.
54 [micro]M, whereas the derivatives of kaempferol from Armoracia rusticana, Zanthoxylum piperitum and Houttuynia cordata showed weak activities, with I[C.
Of these, Cedrela sinensis, Nelumbo nucifera, Eucommia ulmoides, Zanthoxylum piperitum, Cudrania tricuspidata and Houttuynia cordata showed strong DPPH radical-scavenging activities.
Zanthoxylum piperitum, Houttuynia cordata, Armoracia rusticana and Orostachys japonicus showed relatively low activity compared with Rosa rugosa.
Epple G, Bryant BP, Mezine I, Lewis S (2001) Zanthoxylum piperitum, an asian spice, inhibits food intake in rats.