- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Dioscorea futschauensis
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Dioscorea futschauensis in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Dioscorea futschauensis
Dioscorea futschauensis in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Mianbixie
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Sevenlobed Yam Rhizome
Specific Name : Rhizoma dioscoreae septemlobae
Collection : The drug is collected in autumn and winter, removed from fibrous root, washed clean, cut into slices and dried in the sun.
Description : Irregularly oblique slices,, border uneven, varying in size, about 2 - 5 mm thick, externally yellowish brown or brownish black, sparsely bearing remains of fibrous roots, protruding conically. Cut surface greyish white to pale greyish brown, Yellowish brown spots of vascular bundles scattered. Texture loose, somewhat spongy, odour slight, taste slightly bitter.
Identification : Powder: Pale yellowish brown, starch granules abundant, simple starch granules ovoid, ellipsoidal, sub spherical, triangular or irregular, some acute at one end, some knotty, 10 - 70 µm in diameter, hilum cleft like, V shaped, pointed, striations mostly indistinct. Needles of the calcium oxalate in bundles, 90 - 210 µm long. Parenchymatous cells polygonal, ellipsoid or rectangular, walls slightly thickened, pits distinct. Cork cells brownish yellow, polygonal, walls straight.
Action : To remove turbid damp, and to relieve rheumatic conditions.
Indication : gonorrhea with whitish discharge from the urethra, excessive leukorrhea; ulcers caused by damp-heat; arthalgia of the lumbar spine and knees
Dosage : 9 to 15 g.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place.
Synonymns for Dioscorea futschauensis
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