- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Artemisia argyi
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Artemisia argyi in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Artemisia argyi
Artemisia argyi in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Aiye
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Argyi Leaf
Specific Name : Folium Artemisiae Argyi
Collection : The drug is collected in summer before flowering, removed from foreign matter and dried in the sun.
Description : Mostly crumpled, broken, short petioled when whole, ovate elliptical, pinnatipartite, segments elliptical-lanceolate, margins irregularly dentate, upper surface greyish green or yellowish green, sparsely pubescent and glandular-punctate, lower surface densely greyish-white, tomentose, texture soft, odor delicately aromatic, taste bitter.
Identification : Powder, greenish brown, nonglandular hairs occurring in two types. One type T-shaped with elongated and bent apical cell, unequally 2-armed and a 2 - 4 celled stalk, the second type of uniseriat, 3 - 5 celled with a very long and twisted apical cell, frequently broken. Glandular hairs paramesium-like in surface view, consisting of 4 or 6 opposite and overlapped cells, devoid of stalk. Cluster of calcium oxalate, occurring in mesophyll cells.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter and petioles and sift.Carbonized and processed with vinegar: Stir fry cleaned drug as describe under the method of carbonizing by strifrying (Appendix ll D) until its outer part is charred then spray vinegar on it and stir fry to dryness. To each 100kg of Folium Artemisiae Argyi add 15kg of vinegar.
Indication : pain in the lower abdomen with cold sensation; mentrual disorders of cold type; infertility; spitting of blood, epistaxis, uterine bleeding in pregnancy, excessive menstrual flow; external use for itching
Dosage : 3-10g
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