- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Carpesium abrotanoides
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Carpesium abrotanoides in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
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
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.
Action : To kill worms.
Indication : ascariasis, oxyuriasis, taeniasis; abdominal pain or infantile malnutrition due to intestinal parasitosis
Dosage : 3 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a cool and dry place.
Synonymns for Carpesium abrotanoides
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Evidence or the Use of Carpesium abrotanoides in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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