- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Acanthopanax gracilistylus
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Acanthopanax gracilistylus in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Acanthopanax gracilistylus
Acanthopanax gracilistylus in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Wujiapi
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Acanthopanax Bark
Specific Name : Cortex acanthopanacis
Collection : The root is collected in summer and autumn, wash clean, the bark stripped from the root and dried in the sun.
Description : Irregular quills, 5-15cm long, 0.4-1.4cm in diameter, about 2mm thick. Outer surface greyish-brown with a slightly twisted longitudinal wrinkles and tranverse lenticels, inner surface pale yellow or greyoish yellow with fine longitudinal wrinkles. Texture light fragile, easily broken, fracture irregular, greyish white, odour slightly aromatic, taste slightly pungent and bitter.Identification: transverse section, cork cells several layers, cortex narrow scattered with few secretory canals. Phoem broad with cleft in the outer part and rays 1-5 cells wide, secretory canals fairly frequent subrounded by 4-11 secretory cells. Parenchymatous cells containing clusters of calcium oxalate 8-64µm in diameter, sometimes the crystal cells linked together with clusters arranged in rows. Cork cells rectangular or polygonal, thin walled. Sometimes the wall of the cork cells of older root barks unevenly thickened, less pitted. Fragments of secretory canals containing colourless opr pale yellow secretion. Starch granules abundant, simple granules polygonal or subspherical, 2-8µm in diameter, compound granules consisting of 2 to numerous components.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean, soften thoroughly, cut into thick slices and dry in the sun.
Action : To relieve rehumatic conditions, and tonify the liver and the kidney, and strengthen the tendons and bones.
Indication : rheumatic or rheumatoid arthralgia with flaccid extremities; retarded walking and lack of strenght in children; edema
Dosage : 4.5 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a dry place, protected from mould and moth.
Synonymns for Acanthopanax gracilistylus
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