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Botanical Center Plants

Botanical Profiles | Scientific Summaries of the Investigated Plants Heading link

The Botanical Center Plants | 21 Plants Associated with Female Health Heading link

Over the course of the entire P50 project, the UIC Botanical Center has studied 20 different botanicals, many of them extensively. All plants have a scientific track record and documented use as dietary supplements for women’s health. The following four plants were investigated most intensively by all three Center Projects and four Center Cores.

For these four plants, chemically and biologically standardized botanical products were developed and used in three Phase I , one Phase II, and three Herb-Drug Interaction clinical trials. Furthermore, the following plants were studied in detail with regard to their phytochemical composition, their biological activity profiles, and the ADME properties of their constituents:

Finally, the following plants were studied for as part of the evaluation of complex, multi-component botanicals:

  • Asclepias tuberosa L.  (Butterfly Milkweed)
  • Chamaelirium luteum (L.) A. GRAY  (Fairywand)
  • Gentiana lutea L. (Gentian)
  • Taraxacum officinale WEBER (Dandelion)