Epimedium herb has the functions of nourishing kidney and strengthening Yang, removing wind and dampness, strengthening muscle and strengthening bone. Epimedium herb is mainly used for the treatment of pain in the leg, spasm of limbs, physique impotent and so on. In ancient times, epimdium was commonly used to treat diseases such as impotence of bone, stuffiness of bone and backache. Epimedium is often used in modern medicine as one of the traditional Chinese medicines for the treatment of various types of osteoporosis. Glucocorticoid is commonly used to treat various inflammation, rheumatism and immune-related diseases. With the widespread application of glucocorticoid, its side effects are increasingly prominent. One of the most serious side effects is osteoporosis, namely glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis(GIOP). Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis is one of the most common secondary osteoporosis, after senile osteoporosis and postmenopausal osteoporosis, it ranks the third. In recent years, more and more studies have been done on the effects of epimedium in the treatment of osteoporosis, a large number of medical studies have shown that epimedium has great potential in the treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. In this paper, by referring to relevant literature in domestic and abroad, we reviewed the treatment effect of epimedium in GIOP, aiming at laying the theoretical foundation for clinical research and experiment study.
Chinese Journal of Osteoporosis
traditional Chinese medicine