Cimicifuga dahurica

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Historical Use of Cimicifuga dahurica

Cimicifuga dahurica in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Lushengma ÂÌÉýÂé Zhishengma ÖËÉýÂé Chinese Name (pinyin): Shengma

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Bugbane Rhizome

Specific Name  : Rhizoma cimicifugae

Scientific Name:
Collection  : The drug is collected in autumn, removed from soil and fibrous roots and dried in the sun.

Description  : Irregular long pieces, frequently branched, nodular, 10 - 20 cm in diameter, 10 - 20 cm long, 2 - 4 cm in diameter. Externally blackish brown or brown, rough with remains of many wiry fibrous roots. The upper part sdhowing several round and hollow remains of stem, the inner walls with reticulate furrows and the lower part lumpy with fibrous root scars. Texture light and hard, uneasily broken, fracture uneven, cracked, fibrous, yellowish green or yellowish white. Odour slight, taste slightly bitter and astringent.

Identification  : Not more than 8.0%

Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, soak briefly, wash clean, soften thoroughly, cut into thick slices and dry.

Action  : To induce perspiration and promote eruption, to remove toxic heat, and to cure droping and ptosis.

Indication  : headache caused by wind-heat, toothache, ulcers in the mouth, sore throat; measles with inadequate eruption and other eruptive febrile diseases; prolapse of the rectum or uterus

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 3 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place.

Synonymns for Cimicifuga dahurica

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Evidence or the Use of Cimicifuga dahurica in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Sang-Bin Lee, Seo Young Yang, Nguyen Phuong Thao, Dae-Gun Seo, Sunggun Kim, Chi Thanh Ma, So-Young Park, Young Ho Kim, Hyun Ok Yang
J. Nat. Prod.: 2020;
[PubMed:32031796] [] [DOI] (I a)

Inkyu Park, Jun-Ho Song, Sungyu Yang, Byeong Cheol Moon
Plants (Basel): 2020, 9(2);
[PubMed:32012666] [] [DOI] (P e)

Qian-Qian Pang, Yu-Dan Mei, Yuan-Chu Zhang, Ling-Xian Liu, Dan-Feng Shi, Da-Bo Pan, Xin-Sheng Yao, Hai-Bo Li, Yang Yu
Nat. Prod. Res.: 2020;1-10
[PubMed:32009445] [] [DOI] (I a)

Yi-Meng Hao, Wen Luo, Guan-Ze Jiang, Chong-Ning Lv, Jin-Cai Lu
J Asian Nat Prod Res: 2019;1-6
[PubMed:31357881] [] [DOI] (I a)

Xu-Yan Wang, Chuang-Jun Li, Jie Ma, Chuan Li, Ji-Wu Huang, Nan Wang, Cang-Jie Shen, Dong-Ming Zhang
Cytotoxic 9,19-cycloartane Triterpenoids from the Roots of Actaea dahurica.
Fitoterapia: 2019, 137;104262
[PubMed:31284018] [] [DOI] (I p)



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