It has been used to treat a variety of diseases such as anemia , menoxenia
, and rheumatism in traditional Chinese medicine [6,7].
In other monographs of Materia Medica, such as Jin Kui Yao Lue, Kaibao Bencao, Bencao Gangmu, and Xinbian Bencao, this plant was described to be used for the treatment of common cold with fever, influenza, hepatitis, malaria, menoxenia
, and hyperlipidemia .
According to Chinese Pharmacopoeia, Chaihu is effective in treating common cold with fever, influenza, hepatitis, malaria, menoxenia
, hysteroptosis and proctoptosis.
Our third case is a 34-year-old woman with normal intelligence and 46XX karyotype, with a history of growth retardation (height 127 cm, weight 34 kg), virilization (including hirsutism, hoarse voice and menoxenia
) and lumbago.
It is used in the treatment of common cold, cough, bloody flux, menoxenia
, toothache, mammary abscess in traditional Chinese medicine (Fu et al.
Interestingly, leonurine (4-guanidino-n-butyl syringate), an alkaloid present in the tissues of the plant Herba Leonuri (HL), which is often referred to as "Yi-Mu-Cao" in China, has been used hundreds of years to treat dysmenorrhea, menoxenia
and other gynecological disorders in women (Liu et al.
Radix Bupleuri, a well-known Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been utilized to treat common cold with fever, influenza, hepatitis, malaria and menoxenia
for more than 2000 years.