Review Volume 14, Issue 3 pp 1562—1588

The neuroprotective effects of icariin on ageing, various neurological, neuropsychiatric disorders, and brain injury induced by radiation exposure


Figure 1. The pharmacological effects of the main components of epimedium and the related chemical formula. In terms of function, icariin plays a protective and anti-tumor role in various cardiovascular, skeletal, central nervous, immune, respiratory, and reproductive systems. Structurally, icariin has a chemical structure of glycosides, which is one of the reasons for its low oral bioavailability.