Campsis grandiflora

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Historical Use of Campsis grandiflora

Campsis grandiflora in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Lingxiaohua

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Trumpetcreeper flower

Specific Name  : Flos campsis

Scientific Name:
Collection  : The drug is collected at flowering in summer and autumn and dried.

Description  : Flower of Campsis grandiflora: Frequently shrunken and curved, yellowish brown to dark brown, the whole one, 4-5cm long, calyx tube campanulate, 2-2.5cm long, 5 lobed up to the middle of calyx tube, bearing 5 longitudinal lines from the base of the calyx tube to the apex of calyx tooth, corolla 5-lobbed at the apex, lobes hemicircular connected at the lower part, funnel shaped with fine striations of the surface, relatively distinct on the inner surface, stamens 4, didynamous, inserted on the corolla tube, anthers shaped, style 1, stigma flat, odour slightly aromatic, taste slightly bitter and sour.Flower of Campsis randicans: The whole one, 6 - 7cm long, calyx tube 1.5 -2cm long, coriaceous, 5 toothed at the apex, the teeth short triangular about 1/3 in length of calyx tube, longituninal lines on the outer surface of calyx tube indistinct. Ther inner surface of the corolla tube bearing distinct, dark brown striations.

Identification  : Yellowish brown, pollen grains subrounded, 24 - 31µm in diameter with 3 furrows, surface bearing extremely fine reticulate striations. Grandular hairs yellowish or yellowish brown, head ellipsoid, subrounded or oval, 1 - 2 layer of cells palisade-like arranged in lateral view, stalked 1 - 3 celled. Epidermal cells of corolla subpolygonal, spiral vessels vesible.

Processing  :

Action  : To promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis, to remove heat from the blood and dispel wind.

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Precautions  :

Dosage  : 5 to 9 g.

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

Synonymns for Campsis grandiflora

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Hai-Chuan Yu, Jiao Wu, Hong-Xing Zhang, Hai-San Zhang, Ting-Ting Qiao, Ji-Xia Zhang, Gao-Li Zhang, Juan Sui, Li-Wei Li, Li-Rong Zhang, Lu-Xian Lv
Antidepressant-like and anti-oxidative efficacy of Campsis grandiflora flower.
J. Pharm. Pharmacol.: 2015, 67(12);1705-15
[PubMed:26408267] [] [DOI] (I p)

K L Cheng, Y C Chan, Tony W L Mak, M L Tse, F L Lau
Chinese herbal medicine-induced anticholinergic poisoning in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Med J: 2013, 19(1);38-41
[PubMed:23378353] [] (I p)

Xiang Hua Han, Ji-Hoon Oh, Seong Su Hong, Chul Lee, Jae In Park, Myung Koo Lee, Bang Yeon Hwang, Moon-Soon Lee
Novel iridoids from the flowers of Campsis grandiflora.
Arch. Pharm. Res.: 2012, 35(2);327-32
[PubMed:22370787] [] [DOI] (I p)

Qiao Zhang, Juan Shen, Yujie Liu, Yu'an Bi, Zhenzhong Wang, Wei Xiao
[Simultaneous determination of acteoside, oleanolic acid and ursolic acid in flower of Campsis grandiflora by HPLC].
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi: 2011, 36(8);1043-5
[PubMed:21809582] [] (P p)

Seung H Jung, Yun J Ha, Eun K Shim, Soo Y Choi, Jing L Jin, Hye S Yun-Choi, Jong R Lee
Insulin-mimetic and insulin-sensitizing activities of a pentacyclic triterpenoid insulin receptor activator.
Biochem. J.: 2007, 403(2);243-50
[PubMed:17201692] [] [DOI] (I p)



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