- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Arisaema consanguineum
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Arisaema consanguineum in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Arisaema consanguineum
Arisaema consanguineum in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Tiannanxing
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Arisaema Tuber
Specific Name : Rhizoma arisaematis
Collection : The drug is collected in autumn and winter when the stem and leaf are withered, removed from fibrous root and outer tissue and dried.
Description : Oblate, 1 - 2 cm high, 1.5 - 6.5 cm in diameter, Externally whitish or brownish, relatively smooth. Top with dented stem scars, encircled with numerous pitted fibrous root scar, some tuber surrounded by small oblate lateral buds. Texture hard uneasily broken, fracture uneven, white and starchy, odour acrid, taste numb and pungent.
Identification : Powder: Whitish, starch granules mainly simple, spherical oblong, 2 - 17 µm in diameter, hilum pointed, slit shaped, faint striation of large granules visible. Compound granules few, consisting of 2 - 12 components. Needle crystals of calcium oxalate scattered or in bundles embedded in mucilage cells. 63 - 131 µm long. Prisms of calcium oxalate mostly found in parenchymatous cells accompanied by vessels, 3 - 20 µm in diameter.
Processing : Rhizoma Arisaematis (unprepared) Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean and dry.(Prepared): Take clean Rhizoma Arisaematis, grade according to size, soak in water separately and change water 2 - 3 times a day, add alumen after changing water if white foam is produced (to each 100 kg of Rhizoma Arisaematis add 2 kg of Alumen). After soaking for a day, change water again and take out when the cut surface of the drug has a taste of slight tongue-numbing sensation. Boil the slices of Rhizoma Zingeberis and Alumen in a pot with a quatity of water then add Rhizoma Arisaematis and boil until the cut surface of the drug is absent from the dry center part. Take out and removed Rhizoma Zingiberis, dry the drug in air briefly, cut into thin slices and dry thoroughly. To each 100 kg of Rhizoma Arisaematis add 12.5 kg of Rhizoma Zingiberis and 12.5 kg of Alumen.
Indication : intractable phlegm with cough; vertigo; stroke with phlegm in the throat, deviation of the eye and the mouth, hemiplegia; epilepsy and convulsions; tetanus. External use for boils, sores, snake and insect bites
Dosage : 3-10g
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Evidence or the Use of Arisaema consanguineum in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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