Just came across an abstract about an interesting Chinese herb:
Yeputaoteng is the dried ground part of Ampelopsis sinica (Miq.) W.T. Wang, which is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for preventing and treating tumors, chronic nephritis, hepatitis, rubella, traumatic bleeding, stomach heat and vomiting. A simple and reliable method using high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection (HPLC–DAD) was developed for the simultaneous determination of dihydromyricetin and resveratrol in Yeputaoteng.
Seems its main 2 active ingredients are dihydromyricetin and resveratrol. I vaguely recall dihydromyricetin being mentioned with regard to treatment of chronic alcoholism, but it looks like there's more to it...
Stem Cell Health
Mediating Gastric Cancer via p53
I also saw references and letters to the editor regarding an article on the similarities between dihydromyricetin and resveratrol but its all behind a paywall. Oral bio-availability is similarly low but this abstract mentions a dramatic increase complexing it with cyclodextrin: http://onlinelibrary...0577.x/abstract
Edited by hav, 18 May 2016 - 07:37 PM.