Benincasa hispida

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Historical Use of Benincasa hispida

Benincasa hispida in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Dongguapi

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Waxgourd Peel

Specific Name  : Exocarpium benincasae

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Collection  : The fruit is wash clean and the exocarp is collected and dried in the sun.

Description  : Irregular pieces, frequently involute, varying in size. The outer surface greyish green or yellowish white, glaucous, sometimes smooth, the inner surface relatively rough, sometimes the veins of the vascular bundles visible. Texture light and fragile. Odourless, tase weak.Water: Carry out the method for determination of water (Appendix lX H, method 1). It contains not more than 12.0%. Total Ash: Not more than 12.o%

Identification  :

Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean, cut into pieces or wide slivers, dry in the sun.

Action  : To cause diuresis.

Indication  : edema with oliguria; thirst and oliguria due to summer-heat

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 9 to 30 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a dry place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Imdadul Hoque Mondal, Latha Rangan, Ramagopal V S Uppaluri
Effect of oven and intermittent airflow assisted tray drying methods on nutritional parameters of few leafy and non-leafy vegetables of North-East India.
Heliyon: 2019, 5(11);e02934
[PubMed:31844774] [] [DOI] (P e)

Dini Ririn Andrias, Umi Fahmida, Annis Catur Adi
Nutritional potential of underutilized food crops to improve diet quality of young children in food insecure prone areas of Madura Island, Indonesia.
Asia Pac J Clin Nutr: 2019, 28(4);826-836
[PubMed:31826381] [] [DOI] (I p)

Dasen Xie, Yuanchao Xu, Jinpeng Wang, Wenrui Liu, Qian Zhou, Shaobo Luo, Wu Huang, Xiaoming He, Qing Li, Qingwu Peng, Xueyong Yang, Jiaqing Yuan, Jigao Yu, Xiyin Wang, William J Lucas, Sanwen Huang, Biao Jiang, Zhonghua Zhang
The wax gourd genomes offer insights into the genetic diversity and ancestral cucurbit karyotype.
Nat Commun: 2019, 10(1);5158
[PubMed:31727887] [] [DOI] (I e)

Ali Talaei, Fatemeh Forouzanfar, Shahin Akhondzadeh
Medicinal plants in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: A review.
Curr Drug Discov Technol: 2019;
[PubMed:31660838] [] [DOI] (I a)

P Purohit, S Palamthodi, S S Lele
J Food Sci Technol: 2019, 56(2);1037-1045
[PubMed:30906061] [] [DOI] (P p)



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