- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Cynanchum versicolor
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Cynanchum versicolor in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Cynanchum versicolor
Cynanchum versicolor in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Baiwei
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Swallowwort Root
Specific Name : Radix cynanchi atrati
Collection : The drug is collected in spring and autumn, washed clean and dried.
Description : Rhizomes thick and short, knotty, mostly tortuous. Some rounded stem scars occurring at the upper part and numerous slender roots fascicled bilaterally at the lower part. Roots 10 - 25 cm long, 1 - 2 mm in diameter. Externally brownish yellow. Texture fragile, easily broken, fracture yellowish white in bark and yellow in wood. Odour slight and taste slightly bitter.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean, soften thoroughly, cut into sections and dry.
Action : To remove heat from blood, to relieve dysuria, and to counteract toxicity and cure sores.
Indication : febrile diseases with invasion of the pathogenic factors into the blood; fever due to deficiency of yin, in phthisis, or due to deficiency of blood after delivery; acute urinary tract infection, dysuria with hematuria; carbuncles and other subcutaneous pyogenic infections
Dosage : 4.5 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated dry place.
Synonymns for Cynanchum versicolor
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Evidence or the Use of Cynanchum versicolor in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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