Cirsium japonicum

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Historical Use of Cirsium japonicum

Cirsium japonicum in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Hongya Daji ºìÑ¿´óêª Chinese Name (pinyin): Daji

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Common Name  :Peking Spurge Root

Specific Name  : Herba cirsii japonici/ Radix cirsii japonici

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Action  : To arrest bleeding by reducing heat in the blood, to remove blood stasis, and to promote the subsidence of swelling.

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Dosage  : 9 to 15 g; for external use, appropriate quantity of the fresh herb to be pounded into paste and applied topically.

Storage  : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Miran Jang, Kee-Hong Kim, Gun-Hee Kim
Antioxidants (Basel): 2020, 9(3);
[PubMed:32121091] [] [DOI] (P e)

Chanmi Cho, Li-Jung Kang, Dain Jang, Jimin Jeon, Hyemi Lee, Sangil Choi, Seong Jae Han, Eunjeong Oh, Jiho Nam, Chun Sung Kim, Eunkuk Park, Seon-Yong Jeong, Chan Hum Park, Yu Su Shin, Seong-Il Eyun, Siyoung Yang
Cirsium japonicum var. maackii and apigenin block Hif-2α-induced osteoarthritic cartilage destruction.
J. Cell. Mol. Med.: 2019, 23(8);5369-5379
[PubMed:31148341] [] [DOI] (I p)

Laifang Wang, Na Wang, Qing Zhao, Bingyi Zhang, Yanjie Ding
Pectolinarin inhibits proliferation, induces apoptosis, and suppresses inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast-like synoviocytes by inactivating the phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase/protein kinase B pathway.
J. Cell. Biochem.: 2019, 120(9);15202-15210
[PubMed:31020684] [] [DOI] (I p)

Aditi Wagle, Su Hui Seong, Srijan Shrestha, Hyun Ah Jung, Jae Sue Choi
Molecules: 2019, 24(3);
[PubMed:30759846] [] [DOI] (I e)

Qin Ma, Jian-Guo Jiang, Xiaohong Yuan, Kuncheng Qiu, Wei Zhu
Comparative antitumor and anti-inflammatory effects of flavonoids, saponins, polysaccharides, essential oil, coumarin and alkaloids from Cirsium japonicum DC.
Food Chem. Toxicol.: 2019, 125;422-429
[PubMed:30703393] [] [DOI] (I p)



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