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Research progress on quality assurance of genuine Chinese medicinal in Sichuan

  • Luo, Hua1
  • Zhao, Yi1
  • Hua, Hua2
  • Zhang, Yan3
  • Zhang, Xiaobo3
  • Fang, Qingmao2
  • Li, Qingmiao2
  • Zhang, Yiguan2
  • Tan, Peng2
  • Yang, Andong2
  • Jiang, Shunyuan2
  • Guo, Lanping3
  • Peng, Cheng4
  • Wang, Yitao1
  • Huang, Luqi3
  • Zhao, Junning2
  • 1 University of Macau, Macao, China , Macao (China)
  • 2 Sichuan Institute for Translational Chinese Medicine, Sichuan Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China , Chengdu (China)
  • 3 State Key Laboratory and Breeding Base of Dao-Di Herbs, Institute of Chinese Material Medica, China Academy of Chinese Material Science, Beijing, China , Beijing (China)
  • 4 Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, China , Chengdu (China)
Published Article
Chinese Medicine
BioMed Central
Publication Date
Feb 08, 2021
DOI: 10.1186/s13020-021-00428-z
Springer Nature


The genuine Chinese medicinal (GCM), also known as Dao-di Herbs, is a synonym for high quality Chinese medicinal materials, which has been established in thousands of years of clinical practice and is a comprehensive standard for evaluating the quality of Chinese medicinal materials. The newest data from the Fourth National Survey of Chinese Medicinal Resources showed that Sichuan Province has 7290 types of Chinese medicine and 86 GCM, both ranking highly in China. The characteristics like diverse species, wide distribution, higher yield, and good quality are considered as advantages of geo-herbals grown in Sichuan. Resources guarantee and high-quality development of those medicine materials make a difference in local Chinese medicine quality promotion and Chinese medicine industry and technology development to serve the public's needs, assist targeted poverty alleviation, and strengthen ecological protection. This review aims to outline significant progress in the recent ten years regarding regionalization, germplasm resources, and quality evaluation around the quality assurance of GCM in Sichuan, China.

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