Allium chinense

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Historical Use of Allium chinense

Allium chinense in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Xiebaitou Þ¯°×Í· Chinese Name (pinyin): Xiebai

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Macrostem Onion

Specific Name  : Bulbus Allii Macrostemi

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Collection  : The drug is collected in summer and autumn, washed clean, removed from fibrous root, steamed thoroughly in boiling water and dried in the sun.

Description  : Irregularly ovoid, 0.5-1.5cm high, 0.5-1.8cm in diameter. Externally yellowish-white or pale yellowish brown, crumpled, transluscent, bearing whitish membranous scales, bulge plateau at the base. Texture: hard, horny. Odor: alliaceous, taste: slightly pungent.Action: to remove retained phlegm from the chest, promote the flow of qi and relieve its stagnation.

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Action  : To remove the retained phlegm from the chest, promote the flow of qi and relieve its stagnation.

Indication  : angina pectoris; cough and dyspnea caused by retained phlegm; tenesmus in dysentery

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 5 to 9 g.

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

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Yihai Wang, Xiaomin Yi, Limin Xiang, Yuying Huang, Zhe Wang, Xiangjiu He
Furostanol saponins from Chinese onion induce G2/M cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis through mitochondria-mediate pathway in HepG2 cells.
Steroids: 2019, 148;11-18
[PubMed:31026467] [] [DOI] (I p)

Zifei Qin, Pei Lin, Zhihong Yao, Zilin Chen, Yang Yu, Yi Dai, Xiangjiu He, Hua Zhou, Xinsheng Yao
Diagnostic ion-oriented identification and simultaneous quantification of chemical components in Allium chinense G. Don.
J Sep Sci: 2018, 41(23);4253-4271
[PubMed:30267555] [] [DOI] (I p)

Quan He, Shaohui Huang, Yuehong Wu, Wenqi Zhang, Fanchao Wang, Jiawei Cao, Qing Sheng, Zongsuo Liang, Lili Liu, Wen-Bin Ou
Comparative study on the composition of free amino acids and derivatives in the two botanical origins of an edible Chinese herb "Xiebai", i.e., Allium chinense G. Don and Allium macrostemon Bunge species.
Food Res. Int.: 2018, 106;446-457
[PubMed:29579946] [] [DOI] (I p)

Yingkun Pan, Yi Mei Zheng, Wing Shing Ho
Oncol Lett: 2018, 15(4);4657-4661
[PubMed:29552109] [] [DOI] (P p)

Hyun-Ja Jeong, Myoung-Schook Yoou, Na-Ra Han, Sung Yeoun Hwang, Kyoung Wan Yoon, Hyung-Min Kim
The new therapeutic herbal drug HM0601 and its bioactive compound rutin exert potent antiproliferative activities in mast cells.
Fundam Clin Pharmacol: 2018, 32(3);279-287
[PubMed:29368407] [] [DOI] (I p)



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