Crataegus pinnatifida var. major
- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Crataegus pinnatifida var. major
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Crataegus pinnatifida var. major in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Crataegus pinnatifida var. major
Crataegus pinnatifida var. major in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Shanzha
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Hawthorn Fruit
Specific Name : Fructus crataegi
Collection : The drug is collected in autumn when ripe, cut into slices and dried.
Description : Rounded slices shrunken and uneven, 1 - 2.5cm in diameter, 2 - 4mm thick. Externally red, wrinkled with a small greyish white spots. Pulp dark yellow to pale brown. Transverse slices of the middle part showing 5 pale yellow kerns, mostly fallen off and loculi hollowed, some slices exhibiting a slender fruit stalk or remains of calyx. Odor slightly aromatic, taaste sour and slightly sweet.
Identification : Assay: Soak about 1g of the fine powder, accurately measured for 4 hours with occasional shaking and filter. Determine the water content of the powder (Appendix lX h, method 1) with another sample. To 25ml of the filtrate accurately measured. Add 50ml of the water, 2 drops of phenolphtalein IS, titrate with sodium hydroxide (0.1 mol/L) VS and calculate the content. Each ml of sodium hydroxide (0.1mol/L) VS is equivalent to 6.404 mg of C6H8O7. It contains not less than 5.0% of organic acid, calculated as citric acid (C6H8O7) on the dried basis.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter and fllen kernels.Stir fried: Stir fry as describe under the method for simple stir frying (Appendix ll D) until darkens in colour.Charred: Stir fry as describe under the method for simple stir frying (Appendix ll D) until becomes burnt-brown externally.
Action : To stimulate digestion and promote the functional activivty of stomach, to improve the normal flow of qi and dissipate blood stasis.
Indication : stagnation of undigested meat with epigastric distension, diarrhea and abdominal pain; amenorrhea due to blood stasis, epigastric pain or abdominal colic after childbirth; hyperlipidemia
Dosage : 9 to 12 g.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place, protected from moth.
Synonymns for Crataegus pinnatifida var. major
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Evidence or the Use of Crataegus pinnatifida var. major in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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