- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Brucea javanica
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Brucea javanica in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Brucea javanica
Brucea javanica in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Yadanzi
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Brucea Fruit
Specific Name : Fructus bruceae
Collection : The drug is collected in autumn when ripe, removed from foreign matter and dried in the sun.
Description : Ovoid, 6 - 10mm long, 4 - 7mm in diameter. Externally black or brown with raised reticulate wrinkles, lumina irregularly polygonal, obviously ribbed at both sides. Apex acuminate, base having a dented fruit stalk scar, shell hard and brittle. Seeds ovoid, 5 - 6mm long, 3 - 5mm in diameter, externally whitish or yellowish white with reticulate, testa thin, cotyledons milky white oily. Odorless, taste extremely bitter.
Identification : Powder opf pericarp: Epidermal cells polygonal, containing brown contents, parenchymatous cells polygonal, containing clusters of calcium oxalate up to 30µm in diameter and prisms. Stone cells subrounded or polygonal, 14 - 38µm in diameter.Powder of seed: yellowish white. The cells of testa polygonal, slightly elongated. The cells of endosperm and cotyledon containing aleurone grains.
Processing : Eliminate shells and foreign matter.
Action : To remove toxic heat, to stop malarial attacks, to relieve dysentery, and to cauterize vegetations.
Indication : dysentery, malaria external: vegetation, corn
Dosage : 0.5 to 2 g to be taken after wrapped in Arillus Longan or in capsules; appropraite quantity for external use.
Storage : Preserve in a dry place.
Synonymns for Brucea javanica
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Evidence or the Use of Brucea javanica in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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