- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Changium smyrnioides
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Changium smyrnioides in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Changium smyrnioides
Changium smyrnioides in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Mingdangshen
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Medicinal Changium Root
Specific Name : Radix changii
Collection : The drug is collected in April and May, removed from rootlet, washed clean, treated with boiling water until the cut surface is devoid of white core then taken out to scrape off the outer bark, and dried after rinsing.
Description : Slenderly cylindrical, long fusiform or irregularly stripe shaped, 6 - 20cm long, 0.5 - 2cm in diameter. Externally yellowish white or brownish, smooth or with longitudinal furrows and rootlet scar, some showing many reddish-brown mottles. Texture hard and fragile, fracture horny, bark relatively thin, yellowish white, sometimes easily separated from whitish wood. Odour slight and taste weak.
Identification : Carry out the cold maceration method under the determination of water soluble extractives (Appendix X A), not less than 20.0%
Processing : Wash clean, soften thoroughly, cut into thick slices and dry.
Action : To moisten the lung and resolve phlegm, mourish yin and regulate the function of stomach, to subdue hyperactivity of the liver, and to counteract toxicity.
Indication : cough caused by heat in the lung; vomiting, regurgitaion, anorexia, dryness of the mouth; bloodshot eyes and vertigo; boils and sores
Dosage : 6 to 12 g.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated dry place, protected from moisture and moth.
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