Campsis radicans

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Historical Use of Campsis radicans

Campsis radicans 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 radicans

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Laura Beani, Federico Cappa, Fabio Manfredini, Marco Zaccaroni
Preference of Polistes dominula wasps for trumpet creepers when infected by Xenos vesparum: A novel example of co-evolved traits between host and parasite.
PLoS ONE: 2018, 13(10);e0205201
[PubMed:30356249] [] [DOI] (I e)

Zhongyuan Chen, Christopher M Kearney
Nectar protein content and attractiveness to Aedes aegypti and Culex pipiens in plants with nectar/insect associations.
Acta Trop.: 2015, 146;81-8
[PubMed:25792420] [] [DOI] (I p)

M Alma Solis, Everett D Cashatt, Brian G Scholtens
New North American Chrysauginae (Pyralidae) described by E.D. Cashatt.
Zookeys: 2013, (344);55-71
[PubMed:24194660] [] [DOI] (P e)

Tina Steinbrecher, Elisabeth Danninger, Deane Harder, Thomas Speck, Oliver Kraft, Ruth Schwaiger
Quantifying the attachment strength of climbing plants: a new approach.
Acta Biomater: 2010, 6(4);1497-504
[PubMed:19818882] [] [DOI] (I p)

Lindsey Dohse, Dirk M Elston
Botanical briefs: trumpet vine (Campsis radicans).
Cutis: 2009, 83(4);177-8
[PubMed:19445306] [] (P p)



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