- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Bletilla striata
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Bletilla striata in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Bletilla striata
Bletilla striata in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Baiji
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Bletilla Tuber
Specific Name : Rhizoma bletillae
Collection : The drug is collected in autumn and summer, removed from fibrous root, washed, boilel or steamed until absent from white spot on the cut surface, dried briefly in the sun, peeled to removed the outer tissue and dried in the sun.
Description : Irregularly oblate, mostly with 2 - 3 claw like branches, 1.5 - 5 cm long, 0.5 - 1.5 cm thick. Externally greyish white, possessing several concentric rings and brown dotted rootlet scars, with raised stem scars above and with a trace of another tuber joined below. Texture hard and uneasily broken, fracture whitish and horny. Odourless, taste bitter and viscous on chewing.
Identification : Powder: Yellowish white, the anticlinal walls of epidermal cells sinuous, slightly thickened, lignified with distinct pit canals. Raphides of calcium oxalate occurring in large sub rounded mucilage cells of scattered throughout the powder. Needle crystals 18 - 88 µm long. Fibres in bundles, 11 - 30 µm in diameter, walls lignified with V shape or elliptical pits. Scalariform bordered pitted and spiral vessels 10 - 32 µm in diameter. Masses of gelatinized starch granules colorless.
Processing : Wash clean, soften thoroughly, cut into thin slices and dried in the sun.
Action : To arrest bleeding, and to promote the subsidence or swelling and the growth of new tissue.
Indication : hemoptysis in pulmonary tuberculosis, hematemesis in peptic ulcer, traumatic bleeding, boils and sores; rhagadia
Dosage : 6 to 15 g, or 3 to 6 g to be gorund into powder for oral administration; appropriate quantity for external use.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place.
Synonymns for Bletilla striata
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