Biota orientalis

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Historical Use of Biota orientalis

Biota orientalis in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Baizishuang °Ø×Ó˪ Cebairen ²à°ØÈÊ Chinese Name (pinyin): Baiziren

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Specific Name  : Semen platycladi

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Collection  : The ripe seed is collected in autumn and winter, dried in the sun and removed from testa.

Description  : Long ovoid or long elliptical, 4 - 7mm long, 1.5 - 3 in diameter. Externally yellowish white or pale yellowish brown covered with membranous tegment, apex slightly acute with a small dark brown point, base obtusely rounded. Texture soft, oily, odor slightly aromatic and taste weak.Processing: Eliminate and remaining testa.

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Processing  : Eliminate and remaining testa.Semen Platycladi (frost like powder): Make it into frost like powder as describe under the method for frost like powder (appendix 11 D)

Action  : To calm th enerves, to check excessive perspiration, and to relax the bowels.

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Dosage  : 3 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a cool and dry place, protected from heat and moth.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

So Yean Cho, Shin Jung Kang, Joohee Jung, Byeong Ok Jeong, Choon Sik Jeong
Toxicol Res: 2009, 25(3);125-131
[PubMed:32038830] [] [DOI] (P p)

Miaomiao Wang, Liyun Zhao, Kai Chen, Yaxuan Shang, Jiafeng Wu, Xueyin Guo, Yihong Chen, Hongxin Liu, Haibo Tan, Sheng-Xiang Qiu
Antibacterial sesquiterpenes from the stems and roots of Thuja sutchuenensis.
Bioorg. Chem.: 2020, 96;103645
[PubMed:32036166] [] [DOI] (I a)

Hakan Sevik, Mehmet Cetin, Handan Ucun Ozel, Halil Baris Ozel, Mansour Mossi Mohammed Mossi, Ilknur Zeren Cetin
Determination of Pb and Mg accumulation in some of the landscape plants in shrub forms.
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int: 2020, 27(2);2423-2431
[PubMed:31786760] [] [DOI] (I p)

Kathryn V Baker, Xiaonan Tai, Megan L Miller, Daniel M Johnson
Six co-occurring conifer species in northern Idaho exhibit a continuum of hydraulic strategies during an extreme drought year.
AoB Plants: 2019, 11(5);plz056
[PubMed:31656556] [] [DOI] (P e)

James R P Worth, K S Chang, Y-H Ha, Aili Qin
Development of microsatellite markers for the Japanese endemic conifer Thuja standishii and transfer to other East Asian species.
BMC Res Notes: 2019, 12(1);694
[PubMed:31653222] [] [DOI] (I e)



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