Cynanchum stauntoni

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Historical Use of Cynanchum stauntoni

Cynanchum stauntoni in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Zhibaiqian ÖË°×Ç° Chinese Name (pinyin): Baiqian

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Swallowwort Rhizome

Specific Name  : Rhizoma cynanchi stauntonii

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Collection  : The drug is collected in autumn, wash clean and dried in the sun.

Description  : Rhizome of Cynanchum stauntonii: Slenderly cylindrical, branched somewhat curved, 4 - 15 cm long, 1.5 - 4 mm in ddiameter, externally yellowish white or yellowish brown, obviously nodose, internodes 1.5 - 4.5 cm long, remains of stem at the apex. Texture fragile, fracture hollowed. Numerous fine curved root and rootlets fascicled at nodes up to 10 cm long, less than 1 mm in diameter, much branched and appearing hairy fibrous, usually coiled each other in a mass. Odour slight, taste sweetish.

Identification  : Heat under reflux 1 g of the coarse powder with 10 ml of 70% ethanol for 1 hour and filter. Evaporate 1 ml of the filtrate to dryness, to the residue add 1 ml of acetic anhydride and 1 drop of sulfuric acid. A reddish violet colour is produced for Rhizoma Cynanchi Stauntonii which turns to green on standing, a brownish red color is produced for Rhizoma Cynanchi Galucescens which unchange on standing.Processing: Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean, soften thoroughly, cut into sections and dry.

Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean, soften thoroughly, cut into sections and dry.Processed with honey: Stir fry the clean Rhizoma Cynanchi Stauntonii as described under the method for stir frying with honey (Appendix ll D) until no more sticky to fingers.

Action  : To eliminate phlegm and relieve cough.

Indication  : cough with copious expectoration and dyspnea

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 3 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Ming Zhang, Li-Zhou Hong, Min-Feng Gu, Cheng-Dong Wu, Gen Zhang
Transcriptome analyses revealed molecular responses of Cynanchum auriculatum leaves to saline stress.
Sci Rep: 2020, 10(1);449
[PubMed:31949203] [] [DOI] (I e)

Yeon-Yong Kim, Soyoung Lee, Hyun-Jae Jang, Gayeong Hur, Seung Woong Lee, Kyungsook Jung, Seung-Jae Lee, Sang-Hyun Kim, Mun-Chual Rho
Am. J. Chin. Med.: 2019, 47(8);1795-1814
[PubMed:31795744] [] [DOI] (I p)

Bixin Tang, Kunlun Wu, Qingyi Meng, Fang Wang
Comparison of the Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Xiaoyuningkun Decoction with Cynanchum Paniculatum and Fukeqianjin in a Mouse Model of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
Med. Sci. Monit.: 2019, 25;9094-9102
[PubMed:31784502] [] [DOI] (I e)

Jilei Wang, Guiying Wu, Haiping Chu, Zhongyu Wu, Jingyong Sun
Paeonol Derivatives and Pharmacological Activities: A Review of Recent Progress.
Mini Rev Med Chem: 2019;
[PubMed:31644406] [] [DOI] (I a)

Wei-Wei Cui, Yun-Ru Peng, Yong-Fang Ding
[Effects of total C-21 steroidal glucosides from Cynanchum auriculatum on oxidative stress pathway in mice with liver injury].
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi: 2019, 44(14);2960-2965
[PubMed:31602840] [] [DOI] (P p)



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