Cyathula officinalis

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Cyathula officinalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Cyathula
Species: C. officinalis
Binomial name
Cyathula officinalis

Cyathula officinalis (English common names: Cyathula root, Radix Cyathula, Ox Knee, Chinese: Chuan Niu Xi[1]), is a species of Cyathula native to the China (Guizhou, Hebei, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang) and Nepal. Its IPNI number is 60176-1.


  1. ^ "Cyathula officinalis information from NPGS/GRIN". Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  • K. C. Kuan, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 14(1): 60 (1976)
  • Rong Zhou, Bo-Gang Li, Guo-Lin Zhang (2005), "Glycosides from Roots of Cyathula officinalis Kuan", Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 47 (3), 368–374. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7909.2005.00048.x
  • Rong Zhou; Bo-Gang Li; Guo-Lin Zhang, "Chemical study on Cyathula officinalis Kuan" Journal of Asian Natural Products Research, Volume 7, Number 3, June, 2005, pp. 245–252(8)
  • Hui Liao, Linda K. Banbury, and David N. Leach, "Antioxidant activity of 45 Chinese herbs and the relationship with their TCM characteristics", Evid. Based Complement. Altern. Med., June 11, 2007; doi:10.1093/ecam/nem054

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