- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Echinops grijisii
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Echinops grijisii in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Echinops grijisii
Echinops grijisii in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Yuzhou Loulu
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Broadleaf Globethistle Root
Specific Name : Radix echinopsis
Collection : The drug is collected in spring or autumn, removed from rootlets and dried.
Description : Subcylindrical, slightly tortous, 10 - 25 cm long. 0.5 - 1.5cm in diameter. Externally greyish yellow or greyish-brown, wrinkled longitudinally, top brown fibrous rigid hairy. Texture hard, uneasily broken, fracture bark brown, wood showing radial striations, coloured in yellow alternating with black. Odour slight, taste slightly astringent.
Identification : Powder: Brownish yellow, phloem fibres in bundles, 20 - 42 µm in diameter with thickened walls, the interspaces of cells containing brown resinous substance. Xylem fibres slender, acuminate at two ends, 12 - 30 µm in diameter, walls relatively thick. Bordered pitted vessels and reticulated vessels more frequent, 20 - 120µm in diameter. Stone cells less frequent, subrounded, rectangular or square. 35 - 150 µm in diameter, markedly striated and pitted canalled. The interspaces of stone cells containing brown resinous substance. Inulin visible.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean, soften thoroughly, cut into thick slices and dry.
Action : To remove heat and counteract toxicity, drainage of pus, stanch bleeding, to cure sores and carbuncles, increase the secretion of milk.
Indication : carbuncle; mastitis with swelling and pain; galactostasis; scrofula and ulcers; ascariasis
Precautions : Contraindicated in pregnancy.
Dosage : 4.5 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated dry place.
Synonymns for Echinops grijisii
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Evidence or the Use of Echinops grijisii in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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