- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Ampelopsis japonica
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Ampelopsis japonica in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Ampelopsis japonica
Ampelopsis japonica in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Bailian
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Root of Japanese Ampelopsis
Specific Name : Radix ampelopsis
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.
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.
Synonymns for Ampelopsis japonica
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Evidence or the Use of Ampelopsis japonica in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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