Carpesium abrotanoides

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Historical Use of Carpesium abrotanoides

Carpesium abrotanoides in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Heshi

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Carpesium Fruit

Specific Name  : Fructus carpesii

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Collection  : The drug is collected in autumn when ripe, removed from foreign matter and dried in the sun.

Description  : Cylindrical, small, 3 - 4mm long, less than 1mm in diameter. Externally yellowish brown or dark brown with numerous longitudinal ridges. One end contracted beak shaped with apex spread to form a greyish white ring, another end slightly acute bearing inbserted scars. Pericarp thin, fibrous, testa extremely thin and transparent, colytedons 2, almost white, slightly oily, odor charateristic, taste slightly bitter.

Identification  : Transverse section: cells of epicarp 1 row each containing columnar crystals of calcium oxalate. Several rows of brown parenchymatous cells of mesocarp shrunken with indistinct bounds, fibre bundles occurring at the ribs, consisting of several tens of thickened and lignified walled fibres, 1 row of endocarp cells dark brown. Cells of testa flattened, endosperm remained, parenchymatous cells of embryo filled with aleurone grains and fatty oil droplets, the outmost layer cells of cotyledon containing finne crystals of calcium oxalate.

Processing  :

Action  : To kill worms.

Indication  : ascariasis, oxyuriasis, taeniasis; abdominal pain or infantile malnutrition due to intestinal parasitosis

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 3 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a cool and dry place.

Synonymns for Carpesium abrotanoides

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Niko S Radulović, Marko Z Mladenović, Milenko N Ristić, Vidoslav S Dekić, Biljana R Dekić, Novica R Ristić
A new longipinane ketone from Achillea abrotanoides (Vis.) Vis.: chemical transformation of the essential oil enables the identification of a minor constituent.
Phytochem Anal: 2020;
[PubMed:31981276] [] [DOI] (I a)

Xin-Xin Chai, Yi-Fei Le, Jun-Cheng Wang, Chen-Xuan Mei, Jia-Fan Feng, Hong Zhao, Cui Wang, De-Zhao Lu
Carpesium abrotanoides (L.) Root as a Potential Source of Natural Anticancer Compounds: Targeting Glucose Metabolism and PKM2/HIF-1α Axis of Breast Cancer Cells.
J. Food Sci.: 2019, 84(12);3825-3832
[PubMed:31750963] [] [DOI] (I p)

Lei Wang, Guan Jin, Li Tian, Weaam Ebrahim, Simon-Patrick Höfert, Christoph Janiak, Jian-Feng Chen, Zhi-Yong Guo, Till F Schäberle, Zhen Liu, Fan Cheng, Peter Proksch, Kun Zou
New eremophilane-type sesquiterpenes and maleimide-bearing compounds from Carpesium abrotanoides L.
Fitoterapia: 2019, 138;104294
[PubMed:31398449] [] [DOI] (I p)

Li Tian, Fan Cheng, Lei Wang, Wen Qin, Kun Zou, Jianfeng Chen
Molecules: 2019, 24(6);
[PubMed:30897708] [] [DOI] (I e)

Qiang Wang, Li-Hong Pan, Li Lin, Ren Zhang, Yu-Chao Du, Hao Chen, Mi Huang, Kai-Wen Guo, Xin-Zhou Yang
Essential Oil from Carpesium abrotanoides L. Induces Apoptosis via Activating Mitochondrial Pathway in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells.
Curr Med Sci: 2018, 38(6);1045-1053
[PubMed:30536068] [] [DOI] (I p)



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