Aconitum kusnezoffi

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Historical Use of Aconitum kusnezoffi

Aconitum kusnezoffi in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Zhicaowu

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Common Name  :Prepared Kusnezoff Monkshood Root

Specific Name  : Radix aconiti kusnezoffii preparata

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Collection  : The drug is the processed Radix Aconiti KusnezoffiiProcedure: Grade clean Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii according to size. Macerate it in water until there is no white core in the larger root and the taste becomes slightly numb. After removal allow it to dry in the air approximately then cut into slices and dry.

Description  : Irregular rounded or nearly triangular slices. Externally dark brown with a greyish white polyangular cambium ring, dotted vascular bundles and clefts, the edges wrinkle or curved, texture fragile, odourless, taste slightly pungent and numb.

Identification  : Complies with test (2) for Identification described under Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii.Dieter alkaloids: Complies with the test for dieter alkaloids described under Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii Preparata.Assay: Carry out the Assay described under Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii Preparata, it complies with the requirements.

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Action  : To relieve rheumatic conditions, to warm the channels and to alleviate pain.

Indication  : rheumatic and rheumatoid arthralgia; precordial and abdominal pain with cold sensation; abdominal colic caused by cold; anaesthesia

Precautions  : Be cautious when the unprocessed root is taken orally. Incompatible with Bulbus Fritillariae, Rhizoma Pinelliae, Rhizoma Bletillae, Radix Ampelopsis, Radix Trichosenthis, Fructus Trichosanthis and Corus Rhinoceri.

Dosage  : 1.5 to 3 g; to be decocted for a long time before adding other ingredients.

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

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Zhiyong Li, Chaolu Wang, Suqin Sun, Yanwen Li, Ya Tu
[Analysis of chemical components in Aconitum kusnezoffii leaves and their extracts by infrared spectroscopy].
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi: 2011, 36(23);3281-5
[PubMed:22393735] [] (P p)

Maria Carles, Matthew Kin Cheung, Shanti Moganti, Tina T Dong, Karl W Tsim, Nancy Y Ip, Nikolaus J Sucher
A DNA microarray for the authentication of toxic traditional Chinese medicinal plants.
Planta Med.: 2005, 71(6);580-4
[PubMed:15971136] [] [DOI] (P p)

Yong Wang, Zhi-qiang Liu, Feng-rui Song, Shu-ying Liu
[Study on Aconitum diterpenoid alkaloids from flowers of Aconitum kusnezoffi and its decoction by ESI-MS].
Yao Xue Xue Bao: 2003, 38(4);290-3
[PubMed:12889131] [] (P p)

W Y Chan, T B Ng, J L Lu, Y X Cao, M Z Wang, W K Liu
Effects of decoctions prepared from Aconitum carmichaeli, Aconitum kusnezoffii and Tripterygium wilfordii on serum lactate dehydrogenase activity and histology of liver, kidney, heart and gonad in mice.
Hum Exp Toxicol: 1995, 14(6);489-93
[PubMed:8519524] [] [DOI] (P p)



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