- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Dimocarpus
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Dimocarpus in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Dimocarpus
Dimocarpus in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Longyanrou
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Longan Aril
Specific Name : Arillus Longan
Collection : The drug is collected in summer and autumn when fruit is ripe, dried remove from shell and nutlet, dried in the sun until it becomes unsticky.
Description : Longitudinally broken and irregular slices, frequently agglunated, about 1.5cm long 2-4cm wide,about 1mm thick, brown, translucent. One surface shrunken, the other surface lustrous with longitudinally fine wrinkles. Texture: soft, Odor: slightly aromatic, taste: sweet.
Identification : Transverse section: Outer epidermal cells 1 row, subsquare. Inner epidermal cells, 1 row, walls slightly thickened and covered with relatively thickened cuticle. Parenchymatous cells between outer and inner epidermis large cylindrical in numerous rows, 148µm in diameter. Some of the parenchymatous cells containing pale yellow masses and oil droplets.
Action : To tonify the heart and the spleen, to nourish blood, and to tranquilize the mind.
Indication : cardiac palpitation, forgetfulness and insomnia due to deficiency of qi and blood; anemia
Dosage : 9 to 15 g.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated dry place, protected from moisture and moth.
Synonymns for Dimocarpus
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Evidence or the Use of Dimocarpus in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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