Aesculus chinensis

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Historical Use of Aesculus chinensis

Aesculus chinensis in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Suolouzi

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Buckeye Seed

Specific Name  : Semen aseculi

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Collection  : The drug is collected in autumn when ripe, removed from pericarp, dried in the sun or at a lower temperature.

Description  : Oblate or subspherical, resembling chestnut, 1.5 - 4 cm in diameter. Externally brown or dark brown, frequently shrunken, somewhat lustrous, hilum light in color, subrounded, occupying ½-1/4 in area of the seed with stripe of projecting raphe on one side, sometimes indistinct. Testa hard and fragile, cotyledons 2, thick and hard, resembling the kernel of chestnut, yellowish white or pale brown and starchy. Odorless and taste bitter then sweet.

Identification  :

Processing  : Remove the outer coat and foreign matters, break into pieces before use.

Action  : To regulate the flow of qi, normalize the stomach function nd relieve pain.

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Precautions  :

Dosage  : 3 to 9 g.

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

Synonymns for Aesculus chinensis

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Nan Zhang, Shuxiang Wei, Shijie Cao, Qiang Zhang, Ning Kang, Liqin Ding, Feng Qiu
Front Chem: 2019, 7;908
[PubMed:32039145] [] [DOI] (P e)

Nan Zhang, Shijie Cao, Weixing Huang, Pan Li, Ning Kang, Liqin Ding, Feng Qiu
Molecules: 2019, 24(22);
[PubMed:31717579] [] [DOI] (I e)

Chengqing Liao, Issei Ohshima, Guohua Huang
A new leaf-mining moth, Caloptilia aesculi, sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae) feeding on Aesculus chinensis Bunge (Hippocastanaceae) from China.
Zootaxa: 2019, 4586(3);zootaxa.4586.3.13
[PubMed:31716126] [] [DOI] (I e)

Yi-Ding Wei, Chao Xiong, Tian-Yuan Zhang, Han Gao, Qing-Gang Yin, Hui Yao, Wei Sun, Zhi-Gang Hu, Shi-Lin Chen
[Synthesis of triterpenoid saponins from Aesculus chinensis based on transcriptome data].
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi: 2019, 44(6);1135-1144
[PubMed:30989975] [] [DOI] (P p)

Jin-Tang Cheng, Shi-Tao Chen, Cong Guo, Meng-Jiao Jiao, Wen-Jin Cui, Shu-Hui Wang, Zhe Deng, Chang Chen, Sha Chen, Jun Zhang, An Liu
Triterpenoid Saponins from the Seeds of Aesculus chinensis and Their Cytotoxicities.
Nat Prod Bioprospect: 2018, 8(1);47-56
[PubMed:29285602] [] [DOI] (P p)



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