Akebia trifoliata var. australis

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Historical Use of Akebia trifoliata var. australis

Akebia trifoliata var. australis in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Yuzhizi

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Akebia Fruit

Specific Name  : Fructus akebiae

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Collection  : The drug is collected in summer or autumn when the fruit turned, greenish yellow, dried in the sun or treated in boiling water for a moment and dried in the sun.

Description  : Reniform or prolate-ellipsoidal, slightly curved, 3 - 9cm long, 1.5 - 3.5cm in diameter. Externally yellowish brown with deep irregular wrinkles. Apex obtuse exhibiting a fruit stalk scar at the base. Texture hard, sarcocarp pale yellow or yellowish brown, seeds numerous, flattened and prolate-ovoid, yellowish brown or purplish brown, lustrous and linearly striated. Odor slightly aromatic, taste bitter.

Identification  : Wash clean, dry in the sun and brak to pieces before use.

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Action  : To regulate the flow of the liver qi, to promote blood circultaion and relieve pain, and to cause diuresis.

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Dosage  : 3 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a ventilated dry place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Taimei Cai, Peng Xiao, Ningxiang Yu, Yushun Zhou, Jifang Mao, Hailong Peng, Shuguang Deng
A novel pectin from Akebia trifoliata var. australis fruit peel and its use as a wall-material to coat curcumin-loaded zein nanoparticle.
Int. J. Biol. Macromol.: 2020;
[PubMed:32092419] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I a)

Ningxiang Yu, Xiaoya Wang, Fangjian Ning, Chengjia Jiang, Yanbin Li, Hailong Peng, Hua Xiong
Development of antibacterial pectin from Akebia trifoliata var. australis waste for accelerated wound healing.
Carbohydr Polym: 2019, 217;58-68
[PubMed:31079685] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Li Lei, Qiang Zhao, Cordelia Selomulya, Hua Xiong
The effect of deamidation on the structural, functional, and rheological properties of glutelin prepared from Akebia trifoliata var. australis seed.
Food Chem: 2015, 178;96-105
[PubMed:25704689] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Shi-Qiang Zhao, Jiang-Ning Hu, Xue-Mei Zhu, Chun-Qing Bai, Hai-Long Peng, Hua Xiong, Ju-Wu Hu, Qiang Zhao
Characteristics and Feasibility of Trans-Free Plastic Fats through Lipozyme TL IM-Catalyzed Interesterification of Palm Stearin and Akebia trifoliata Variety Australis Seed Oil.
J. Agric. Food Chem.: 2014, 62(14);3293-3300
[PubMed:24655125] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Pei-Bei Huang, Shi-Hua Chen, Fei Wang
[AFLP analysis of three species from Akebia genus].
Zhong Yao Cai: 2013, 36(8);1249-52
[PubMed:24558820] [WorldCat.org] (P p)



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