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International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine, 2024, 6(6); doi: 10.25236/IJFM.2024.060603.

Progress of Research on the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis by the Traditional Chinese Medicine Cow's Knee


Li Dan1, Qiao Feng2

Corresponding Author:
Qiao Feng

1Integration of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, 712000, China

2Department of Orthopedics, Honghui Hospital, Xi ’an Jiaotong University, Xi ’an, 710054, China


Osteoporosis (OP) is a pervasive disease of bone metabolism characterized by decreased bone density and degeneration of bone cells, leading to fractures. This disease poses a serious threat to human health. At present, the treatment of OP is mainly to inhibit bone resorption and promote bone formation, although the drug has a clear target and definite efficacy, the treatment method is relatively limited and has certain side effects. In traditional Chinese medicine, osteoporosis is called "osteoporosis", and with the deepening of the research on traditional Chinese medicine, it has been found that the anti-osteoporosis effect of traditional Chinese medicine oxknee and its active ingredients is significant, and the relevant formulas are widely used in the clinical treatment of osteoporosis. This article summarized the research on the main anti-osteoporotic components in ox knee, such as oxknee sterone and oxknee saponins, and further revealed the mechanism of action of oxknee in the prevention and treatment of OP, in order to explore the unique advantages of traditional Chinese medicine in the prevention and treatment of OP.


Achyranthes bidentata, Osteoporosis, Hyssophora steroid ketone, Hyssop saponin, Achyranthes bidentata formulas

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Li Dan, Qiao Feng. Progress of Research on the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis by the Traditional Chinese Medicine Cow's Knee. International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine (2024), Vol. 6, Issue 6: 17-24. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFM.2024.060603.


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