Keywords: population health; workers' strengthening immunity; Chinese honey locust; Shallot; traditional Chinese medicine.


The population health is an important component of the country development, since the working capacity and workers' safety in the workplace depends on their health status. Toxic substances that are used the manufacturing process often cause allergies, inflammatory processes of the skin and internal organs, sometimes diabetes and cancer. To strengthen immunity and improve the health of workers, traditional Chinese medicine, which has achieved great success at present, can be recommended. The aim of this manuscript is review of health benefits and pharmaceutical impacts of Chinese honey locust and shallot. Literature search was conducted in Medline, Research Gate, Scopus, PubMed and Google Scholar Databases. The keywords were Chinese honeylocust, shallot, traditional Chinese medicine, Asian medicine and modern pharmaceutical Sciences. Gleditsia sinensis Lam. (G. sinensis) is a perennial arbour spread in most parts of the world, especially in China. It is a classical traditional Chinese medical herb. All relevant papers in the English language of researchers from different countries were collected. The most important benefits of shallots are high source of antioxidants, improve heart health, cancer prevention, and diabetes, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, might help fight obesity, and help to prevent or treat allergies. The most important components of Gleditsia sinensis are triterpenoid saponins, triterpenes, flavonoids, alkaloids, phenolics, sterols, and their important derivatives are responsible for tremendous medicinal effects. It has been reported that Gleditsia sinensis Lam thorn (GST) possesses a wide spectrum of pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-angiogenic and anti-tumor effects. Its fruit is antibacterial, antifungal, antitussive, astringent, emetic, expectorant, haemostatic and stimulant. The seed is emetic, expectorant, decongestant and purgative, and its root bark is both anthelmintic and antifebrile. The obtained findings suggest potential of Shallot and Chinese honey locust in both food and pharmaceutical industries. The demand for shallot products is increasing every year with increase population growth and food industries. More clinical studies may necessary to uncover the numerous substances and their effects in shallot that contribute to public health.


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