Buddleja officinalis

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Historical Use of Buddleja officinalis

Buddleja officinalis in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Mimenghua

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Flower of Pale Butterflybush

Specific Name  : Flos buddlejae

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Collection  : The drug is collected in spring before flowering, removed from foreign matter and dried.

Description  : Mainly small branches of influrescence bearing dense flower buds, irregular conical, 1.5-3cm long. Externally greyish-yellow, densely pubescent clavate with upper side slightly larger. 0.3-1cm long, 0.1-0.2cm in diameter, calyx campanulate with 4 terminal teeth, corolla tubular as long as calyx or longer with terminal lobes, lobes ovate, stamens 4 inserted on the middle of corolla tube. Texture soft, odour slightly aromatic, taste slightly bitter and pungent.

Identification  : Calyx and corolla in surface view, the lower epidermis densely covered with non-grandular hairs, usually 4-celled at the base 2-celled, uniseriate at the apex 2-celled, biseriate, each cell 2-forked, forks 250 - 500µm long, walls extremely thick, lumen linear. The upper epidermis of corolla with few nongrandular hairs, unicellular 200-600µm long, walls with numerous spiny emergences. Pollen grains globose, 13 - 20µm in diameter, exine smooth with three germinal pores.

Processing  :

Action  : To remove heat, replanish th eliver and clear the eye of corneal opacity.

Indication  : inflammation of the eye with lacrimation and photohobia; blurred vision in deficiency syndrome of the liver; nebula

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 3 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place, protected from moisture.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Guoyong Xie, Jie Yang, Xiaonan Wei, Qiuhong Xu, Minjian Qin
Separation of acteoside and linarin from buddlejae flos by high-speed counter-current chromatography and their anti-inflammatory activities.
J Sep Sci: 2020;
[PubMed:32031325] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I a)

Genyan Qin, Yasha Zhou, Jun Peng, Youwei Zhang, Xiaofang Peng, Qinghua Peng, Yijing Yang
J Ophthalmol: 2019, 2019;5916243
[PubMed:30867962] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P e)

Guoyong Xie, Qiuhong Xu, Ran Li, Lu Shi, Yu Han, Yan Zhu, Gang Wu, Minjian Qin
Chemical profiles and quality evaluation of Buddleja officinalis flowers by HPLC-DAD and HPLC-Q-TOF-MS/MS.
J Pharm Biomed Anal: 2019, 164;283-295
[PubMed:30412801] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Hyejoung Cho, Hui Zheng, Qiaochu Sun, Shuhan Shi, YuZhu He, Kyuhyeon Ahn, Byunggook Kim, Hye-Eun Kim, Okjoon Kim
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med: 2018, 2018;6917590
[PubMed:30026781] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P e)

Guoyong Xie, Ran Li, Yu Han, Yan Zhu, Gang Wu, Minjian Qin
Optimization of the Extraction Conditions for Buddleja officinalis Maxim. Using Response Surface Methodology and Exploration of the Optimum Harvest Time.
Molecules: 2017, 22(11);
[PubMed:29104270] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)



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