- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Bubalus bubalis
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Bubalus bubalis in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Bubalus bubalis
Bubalus bubalis in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Shuiniujiao
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Buffalo horn
Specific Name : Cornu bubali
Collection : The drug is boiled with water, remove from bony plug and dried.
Description : Somewhat flattened and curved conical, varying in length. The surface brownish-black or greyish-black with several transverse grooves on one side and densely transverse depressed stripes on the other side. The upper part gradually pointed with longitudinal stripes, the basal part somewhat triangular, hollowed. Texture horny, hard, odour slightly stinky and taste weak.Identification: Powder greyish brown, Irregular broken pieces pale greyish yellow. In longitudinal section, slender spindle shaped striations with longtudinal long slits and minute greyish brown pigment granules visible, In transverse section, spindle shaped striations parallely arranged, wave with many yellowish-brown pigment granules. The surface of some broken pieces relatively even, pigment granules and slit less, poorly visible.
Processing : Wash clean, cut to slices or file to coarse powder.
Action : To remove toxic heat, to reduce heat in blood, and to arrest convulsions.
Indication : high fever, delirium and eruptions epidemic diseases; spitting of blood, epistaxis; convulsions and mania
Dosage : 15 to 30 g, to be decocted for more than 3 hours before other ingredients.
Storage : Preserve in a dry place, protected from mould.
Synonymns for Bubalus bubalis
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Evidence or the Use of Bubalus bubalis in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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