- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Alisma orientale
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Alisma orientale in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Alisma orientale
Alisma orientale in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Zexie
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Alismatis Rhizome
Specific Name : Rhizoma alismatis
Collection : The drug is collected in winter when stem turn withering, wash clean and dried and removed from the fibrous root and coarse outer tissue.
Description : Subspherical, elliptical or ovate. 2 - 7 cm long, 2 - 6 cm in diameter. Externally yellowish white or yellowish brown with irregular transverse annular shallow furrows and numerous small raised fibrous root scars occasionally tuberculate bud scars attached to the base. Texture compact, fracture yellowish white, starchy with numerous small pores. Odour slight and taste slightly bitter.
Identification : Powder: Yellowish brown, starch granules numerous, simple granules long ovoid, subspherical or ellipsoid, 3 - 14µm in diameter. Hilum V-shaped, shortly slit shaped or Y shaped, compound granules of 2 - 3 components. Parenchymatous cells subrounded with many elliptical pits crowded into pitted areas. Anticlinal walls of endodermis cells sinuous, somewhat relatively thick lignified with sparse and minute pit canals. Oil cavities mostly broken, whole ones subrounded, 54 - 110 µm in diameter. Sometimes oil drops contained in secretory cells visible.Total ash: Not more than 5% (Appendix lX K)Acid Insoluble ash: Not more than 5.0%
Action : To cause diuresis , and to remove damp-heat.
Indication : edema with oliguria; diarrhea with oliguria; vertigo due to retention of fluid; acute urinary tract infection with difficult painful urination; hyperlipemia
Dosage : 6 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a dry place, protected from moth.
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