- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Anodonta woodiana
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Anodonta woodiana in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Anodonta woodiana
Anodonta woodiana in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Zhenzhu
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Pearl
Specific Name : Margarita
Collection : The drug is collected from animal, washed and dried.
Description : subspheroidal, oblong, ovaoid or clavate, 1.5 - 8mm in diameter. Externally almost white, light pink, light yellowish green or light blue, translucent, smooth or slightly uneven with characteristic lustre. Texture hard, laminating veins on broken surface. Odorless and tasteless.
Identification : 1.Powder: Whitish, irregular pieces translecent, lustrous, granular I surface view, sometimes finely undulated striated. The ground slices marked with concentric striations.2.To the powder, add dilute hydrochloric acid solution, a lot of bubbles are produced, filter, the filtrate yields the identification test calcium salts (Appendix lV)3.Examine the drug under ultra violet light (365nm) pale bluish violet or bright yellowish green fluorescence is shown, usuallt relatively bright in the peripheral zone
Processing : Wash clean and dry.Powder of Margarita: Take clean margarita, grind and make it into finest powder as described under the method for levigation
Action : To calm the nerves, to eliminate corneal opacity, to counteract toxicity and to promote the growth of new tissues.
Indication : palpitation and insomnia; convulsion, epilepsy; nebula; skin ulceration that are difficult to heal
Dosage : 0.1 to 0.3 g, mostly used in making pills or powder; appropriate quantity for external use.
Storage : Preserve in well closed containers.
Synonymns for Anodonta woodiana
Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Anodonta woodiana
Evidence or the Use of Anodonta woodiana in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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