- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Cirsium setosum
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Cirsium setosum in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Cirsium setosum
Cirsium setosum in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Xiaoji
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Field Thistle
Specific Name : Herba cirsii
Collection : The drug is collected in summer and autumn at flowering, remove from foreign matter and dried in the sun.
Description : Stems cylindrical, sometimes branched in upper part, 5 - 30cm long. 2 - 5mm in diameter, externally greyish green or purplish with longitudinally ridges and white hairs, texture easily broken, fracture hollowed. Leaves alternate, sessile or short petioled, lamina crumpled or broken when whole, long elliptical or oblong lanceolate, 3 --12cm long, 0.5 - 3cm wide, margins entire oe serrulate to pinnatipartite, the tips of the serrations spinescent, the upper surfdace greenish brown and the lower surface greyish green, white pubescent on both surfaces. Capitulum solitary or several terminal, involucres campanulate, bracts 5 - 8 row, yellowish green, flower purplish red, odour slight, taste slightly bitter.
Identification : Leaf in surface view: the upper epidermal cells polygonal with straight anticlinal walls and a markedly striated cuticle, the lower epidermal cells with sinuous walls, stomata and non-glandular hairs occurring on both surfaces. Stomata anomocytic or anisocytic. Non-glandular hairs 3 - 10 or more celled with slender whip shaped apical cell, shrunken and twisted. Mesophyll cells containing crystals of calcium oxalate, mostly clustered raphides
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean, cut into sections and dry.Carbonized: stir fry as described under the method for carbonizing by stir frying (Appendix ll D) until it becomes balckish brown.
Action : To arrest bleeding by reducing heat in blood, and to remove blood stasis and induce the subsidence of swelling.
Indication : epistaxis, spitting of blood, hematuria, hematochezia, abnormal uterine bleeding, carbuncles and sores
Dosage : 4.5 to 9 g; for oral administration; appropriate quantity of the fresh herb to be pound for topical application.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place.
Synonymns for Cirsium setosum
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Evidence or the Use of Cirsium setosum in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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