Arctium lappa

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Historical Use of Arctium lappa

Arctium lappa in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Niubangzi

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Arctium Fruit

Specific Name  : Fructus arctii

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Collection  : The infructescence in collected in autumn when ripe and ried in the sun. The fruit is tapped out, remove from foreign matter and dried again in the sun.

Description  : Long oboate, slightly flatytened, 5 - 7mm long, 2 - 3mm wide. Externally greyish brown, purplish black mottled with several longitudinal ribs, usually 1 - 2 middle ribs relatively distinct. Summit obtuse-rounded, slightly broad with a circular ring at the top and pointed remained of style in the center, base slightly narrowed, bearing the surface pale in color. Pericarp relatively hard, cotyledons 2, yellowish white, oily odorless, Taste bitter, slightly pungent and numb.

Identification  : 1.Powder: Greyish brown. Stone cells of endocarp slightly flattened, tapering fusiform, long elliptical or tapering ovate, closely mosaic in surface view, subrectangular or elongated, slightly curved in lateral view 70 - 224µm long, 13 - 70µm wide, the walls up to 20µm thick, lignified with transversely elongated pits. Reticulate cells of mesocarp polygonal in transverse sectional view, anticlinal walls spotted thickened, cells elongated in longitudinal sectional view the walls with fine and dense crisscross striations. Prisms of calcium oxalate 3 - 9µm in diameter, occurring abundantly in yellow parenchymatous cells of mesocarp, borders of crystal cells indistinct. Cells of cotelydons filled with aleurone grains, some containing small clusters and oil droplets.2.Examine a small quantity of the powder under ultra violet light (365nm), a green fluorescence is shown.Total ash : not more than 7.0% (Appendix lX K).Acid-insoluble ash: not more than 2.0%

Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, wash and dry. Break to pieces before use.Stri fried: stir fry the clean Fructus Arctii as describe under the method for stir frying (Appendix ll D) until it becomes inflated and slightly scented. Break to pieces before use.

Action  : To dispel wind-heat and relieve cough, to promote eruption, to counteract toxicity, and to soothe sore throat.

Indication  : cough and expectoration in influenza or upper respiratory tract infection; measles; rubella; sore throat; mumps; erysipelas; carbuncles and sores

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 6 to 12 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Jia-Hui Cheng, Xiang Xu, Ying-Biao Li, Xu-Dong Zhao, Fumie Aosai, Su-Yun Shi, Cheng-Hua Jin, Jing-Shu Piao, Juan Ma, Hu-Nan Piao, Xue-Jun Jin, Lian-Xun Piao
Arctigenin ameliorates depression-like behaviors in Toxoplasma gondii-infected intermediate hosts via the TLR4/NF-κB and TNFR1/NF-κB signaling pathways.
Int. Immunopharmacol.: 2020, 82;106302
[PubMed:32086097] [] [DOI] (I a)

Aya Watanabe, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Hiroki Miyakawa, Yuki Nakayama, Yijin Lyu, Shigenobu Shibata
Microorganisms: 2020, 8(2);
[PubMed:32041173] [] [DOI] (P e)

Yanping Xing, Yanyun Yang, Liang Xu, Ning Hao, Rong Zhao, Jiahao Wang, Shengnan Li, Dachuan Zhang, Tingting Zhang, Tingguo Kang
The Diversity of Associated Microorganisms in Different Organs and Rhizospheric Soil of Arctium lappa L.
Curr. Microbiol.: 2020;
[PubMed:31915985] [] [DOI] (I a)

Guilherme R Romualdo, Elizangela Dos Anjos Silva, Tereza C Da Silva, Thiago P A Aloia, Marina S Nogueira, Inar A De Castro, Mathieu Vinken, Luís F Barbisan, Bruno Cogliati
Burdock (Arctium lappa L.) root attenuates preneoplastic lesion development in a diet and thioacetamide-induced model of steatohepatitis-associated hepatocarcinogenesis.
Environ. Toxicol.: 2019;
[PubMed:31804025] [] [DOI] (I a)

Marina Soković, Helen Skaltsa, Isabel C F R Ferreira
Editorial: Bioactive Phytochemicals in Asteraceae: Structure, Function, and Biological Activity.
Front Plant Sci: 2019, 10;1464
[PubMed:31798612] [] [DOI] (P e)



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