Ampelopsis japonica

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Historical Use of Ampelopsis japonica

Ampelopsis japonica in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Bailiangen °×Ýü¸ù Chinese Name (pinyin): Bailian

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Root of Japanese Ampelopsis

Specific Name  : Radix ampelopsis

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Collection  : The drug is collected in spring and autumn, removed from rootlets and soil. Cut into longitudinal segments or oblique slices and dried in the sun.

Description  : Segments oblong or nearly fusiform, 4 - 10 cm long, 1 - 2cm in diameter, edges usually rolled inwards, a raised ridge occurring at the center. The outer bark reddish brown with longitudinal wrinkles, transverse fine striations and transverse elongated lenticels, easily detach in flakes, the expose layer reddish brown. Oblique slices ovate, 2.5 - 5 cm long, 2 - 3cm wide, cut surface whitish or pale reddish brown, exhibiting radial lines, edges relatively thick, slightly raised upward or slightly curved. Texture light, hard fragile, easily broken dusting on breaking, odour slight; taste sweetish.

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Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean, soften thoroughly, cut into thick slices and dry.

Action  : To remove toxic heat, to cure cabuncles, and to reduce nodules.

Indication  : carbuncle, deep-rooted boils, scrofula, scalds and burns

Precautions  : Incompatible with Radix Aconiti and allied drugs.

Dosage  : 4.5 to 9 g; appropriate quantity to be decocted for washing or ground into fine powder for topical application.

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

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Xiaolei Yu, Wei Tan, Huanyu Zhang, Han Gao, Wenxiu Wang, Xiaoxuan Tian
Plants (Basel): 2019, 8(10);
[PubMed:31614980] [] [DOI] (P e)

Hua Jin, Ningning Ma, Xin Li, Mingqin Kang, Maojuan Guo, Lili Song
Molecules: 2019, 24(10);
[PubMed:31137469] [] [DOI] (I e)

Mi-Ra Choi, Dae-Kyoung Choi, Ki-Duck Kim, Sue Jeong Kim, Dong-Il Kim, Myung Im, Young Lee, Young-Joon Seo, Chang Deok Kim, Jeung-Hoon Lee
Ann Dermatol: 2016, 28(6);801
[PubMed:27904295] [] [DOI] (P p)

Mi-Ra Choi, Dae-Kyoung Choi, Ki-Duck Kim, Sue Jeong Kim, Dong-Il Kim, Myung Im, Young Lee, Young-Joon Seo, Chang Deok Kim, Jeung-Hoon Lee
Ampelopsis japonica Makino Extract Inhibits the Inflammatory Reaction Induced by Pathogen-Associated Molecular Patterns in Epidermal Keratinocytes.
Ann Dermatol: 2016, 28(3);352-9
[PubMed:27274634] [] [DOI] (P p)

Kyungjin Lee, Byonghee Lee, Mi-Hwa Lee, Bumjung Kim, Khanita Suman Chinannai, Inhye Ham, Ho-Young Choi
Effect of Ampelopsis Radix on wound healing in scalded rats.
BMC Complement Altern Med: 2015, 15;213
[PubMed:26152211] [] [DOI] (I e)



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