Cibotium barometz

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Historical Use of Cibotium barometz

Cibotium barometz in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Jinmaogouji ½ðë¹·¼¹ Chinese Name (pinyin): Gouji

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Cibot Rhizome

Specific Name  : Rhizoma cibotii

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Collection  : The drug is collected in autumn and winter, removed from soil and dried or the drug are removed from hard root, petiole and golden hairs, sliced and dried. It is called "shenggoujipian". And after steaming the drug is partially dried in the sun, cut into thick slices and dried thoroughly "shoujipian".

Description  : Irregularly long lump shape, 10 - 30 cm long, 2 - 20 cm in diameter. Externally brown with remains of golden hairs, upper part exhibiting, several reddish brown woody petioles and lower part showing remains of black fibrous roots. Texture hard, uneasily broken, odourless, taste weak and slightly astringent.Shenggoujipian: Irregularly long lump shape or rounded, 5 - 20 cm long, 2 - 10 cm in diameter, 1.5 - 5 mm thick, transverse cut surface pale brown, relatively smooth, exhibiting a brownish yellow raised ring or stripe of xylem a distance of 1 - 4 mm from edges. Edges irregular with remains of golden hairs occasionally, texture fragile, easily broken, starchy.Shougoujipian, Blackish brown, texture hard

Identification  : Transverse section: Epidermis consisting of 1 layer of cells with remains of golden non glandular hairs. The inner of the epidermis exhibiting 10 or over rows of brownish yellow sclerenchymatous cells, pits distinct. Xylem arranged in rings, composed of the trachieds, both the inner and outer parts exhibiting phloem and endodermis. Cortex and pith composed of parenchymatous cells filling with starch granules, some with yellowish brown contents.

Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, for the drug not sliced, wash clean, soften thoroughly, cut into thick slices and dry.Rhizoma Cibotii (scalding): Scald the slices with sand as described under the method for scalding (Appendix ll D) until inflated, after cooling remove the remainders of hairs.

Action  : To replenish the liver and the kidney , to strengthen on the back, and to relieve rheumatic onditions.

Indication  : weakness and aching of the back and loins, limpness of the legs, rheumatic arthralgia

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 6 to 12 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place, protected from moisture.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Xiaolin Yang, Yuening Zhu, Min Mao, Yifei Feng, Hui Wang, Yongfeng Hong, Zhen Wang, Yingjuan Su, Ting Wang
Mitochondrial DNA B Resour: 2020, 5(1);843-844
[PubMed:33366777] [] [DOI] (I e)

Shaden A M Khalifa, Nermeen Yosri, Mohamed F El-Mallah, Reem Ghonaim, Zhiming Guo, Syed Ghulam Musharraf, Ming Du, Alfi Khatib, Jianbo Xiao, Aamer Saeed, Haged H R El-Seedi, Chao Zhao, Thomas Efferth, Hesham R El-Seedi
Screening for natural and derived bio-active compounds in preclinical and clinical studies: One of the frontlines of fighting the coronaviruses pandemic.
Phytomedicine: 2021, 85;153311
[PubMed:33067112] [] [DOI] (I p)

Yue Shi, Xiao Wang, Ning Wang, Fei-Fei Li, Yu-Lin You, Shu-Qi Wang
Int J Biol Macromol: 2020, 156;471-484
[PubMed:32243933] [] [DOI] (I p)

Dong Huang, Xin Hou, Dawei Zhang, Qian Zhang, Chunyan Yan
Two novel polysaccharides from rhizomes of Cibotium barometz promote bone formation via activating the BMP2/SMAD1 signaling pathway in MC3T3-E1 cells.
Carbohydr Polym: 2020, 231;115732
[PubMed:31888819] [] [DOI] (I p)

Jianbo He, Xiaojuan Li, Ziyi Wang, Samuel Bennett, Kai Chen, Zhifeng Xiao, Jiheng Zhan, Shudong Chen, Yu Hou, Junhao Chen, Shaofang Wang, Jiake Xu, Dingkun Lin
Therapeutic Anabolic and Anticatabolic Benefits of Natural Chinese Medicines for the Treatment of Osteoporosis.
Front Pharmacol: 2019, 10;1344
[PubMed:31824310] [] [DOI] (P e)



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