Echinops grijisii

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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

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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.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Serawit Deyno, Abiy Abebe, Mesfin Asefa Tola, Ariya Hymete, Joel Bazira, Eyasu Makonnen, Paul E Alele
Acute and sub-acute toxicity of Echinops kebericho decoction in rats.
BMC Complement Med Ther: 2020, 20(1);2
[PubMed:32020865] [] [DOI] (I e)

Yanli Wang, Xinrong Li, Lichao Liu, Jiecai Zhao, Jingyao Sun
PeerJ: 2019, 7;e8159
[PubMed:31803540] [] [DOI] (P e)

Mohamed Djamel Miara, Hamdi Bendif, Asmahane Ouabed, Khellaf Rebbas, Mohammed Ait Hammou, Mokhtar Amirat, Alex Greene, Irene Teixidor-Toneu
Ethnoveterinary remedies used in the Algerian steppe: Exploring the relationship with traditional human herbal medicine.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2019, 244;112164
[PubMed:31419498] [] [DOI] (I p)

Tingting Liu, Haibo Wu, Hongyun Jiang, Lan Zhang, Yanning Zhang, Liangang Mao
J. Org. Chem.: 2019, 84(17);10757-10763
[PubMed:31337212] [] [DOI] (I p)

Y L Wang, X R Li, J C Zhao, L C Liu, H T Yang, Y Y Zhou
Population dynamics of Echinops gmelinii Turcz. at different successional stages of biological soil crusts in a temperate desert in China.
Plant Biol (Stuttg): 2019, 21(6);1140-1149
[PubMed:31271693] [] [DOI] (I p)



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