- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Artemisia apiacea
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Artemisia apiacea in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Artemisia apiacea
Artemisia apiacea in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Qinghao
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Sweet Wormwood
Specific Name : Herba artemisiae annuae
Collection : The drug is collected in autumn at flowering, remove from the older stems and dried in the shade.
Description : Stems cylindrical, frequently branched at the upper part, 30 - 80cm long, 2 - 6mm in diameter, externally yellowish green or brownish yellow with lonitudinal ridges, texture slight hard, easily broken, fracture medullated in the central part. Leaves alternate, dark green or brownish green, rolled and crumpled, easily broken when whole, 3-pinnatipartite, the segments and the smaller segments oblong or long elliptical, pubescent on both surfaces, odour charateristically aromatic and taste slightly bitter.
Identification : To about 3g of the powder add 50ml of tehanol, heat under reflux for 1 hour, filter, evaporate the filtrate to dryness. Dissolve the residue in 5ml of ethanol and use it as the test solution. Prepare a reference drug solution of Radix Aristolochiae in the same way as described for the test solution. Dissolve aistolochic acid CRS in ethanol to produce a solution containing 0.5mg per ml as the reference solution. Carry out the method for thin layer chromatography (appendix Vl B), using silica gel G containing sodium carboxymethyl cellulose as the coating substance and benzene-methanol-glacial acetic acid (5:0:8:0.1) as the mobile phase. Apply separately 5µl of each of the above three solutions to the plate. After developing and removal of the plate, dry it in the air. Examine under day light and ultra-violet light (365nm). The spots in the chromatogram obtained with the test solution correspond in position and color to the spot in the chromatogram obtained with the reference solution and reference drug solution.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, spray with water, soften briefly, cut inot section and dry in the sun.
Action : To remove summer-heat, to relieve consumptive fever, and to stop malarial attacks.
Indication : fever caused by summer-heat; afternoon fever in deficiency of yin or in consumptive diseases; malaria with chills and fever; jaundice
Dosage : 4.5 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a cool and dry place.
Synonymns for Artemisia apiacea
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Evidence or the Use of Artemisia apiacea in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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