Eclipta prostrata

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Historical Use of Eclipta prostrata

Eclipta prostrata in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Mohanlian

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Yerbadetajo herb

Specific Name  : Herba ecliptae

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Collection  : The drug is collected at flowering and dried in the sun.

Description  : White pubescent entirely, stems cylindrical with longitudinal ridges, 2 - 5mm in diameter. Externally greenish brown or dark green. Leaves opposite, almost sessile, lamina crumpled and rolled or broken when whole,long-lanceolate, margins entire or dentrate, dark green. Capitulum 2 - 6mm in diameter. Achenia elliptical and flattened, 2 - 3mm long, brown or pale brown, odour slight, taste slightly salty.

Identification  : 1.Infuse in water and rub the stems and leaves, a dark green color is produced2.Leaf surface view: Non-glandular hairs frequently 3-celled, 260 - 700µm long, basal cells slightly inflated, middle cells longer, walls thickened with prominent warts, apical cells acute and short, subrectangular, stomata anomocytic with 3 - 4 subsidiary cells.

Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, wash briefly, cut into sections and dry in the sun.

Action  : To replenish the liver and the kidney, and to arrest bleeding by removing heat from blood.

Indication  : looseness of teeth, premature greying of hair and beard; dizziness, tinnitus, aching and weakness of loins and knees; spitting of blood, epistaxis, hematuria and diarrhea with bloody stools due to heat in the blood; abnormal uterine bleeding, traumatic bleeding

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 6 to 12 g; appropriate quantity of the fresh herb for external use.

Storage  : Preserve in a ventilated dry place.

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Nantana Nuchtavorn, Jiraporn Leanpolchareanchai, Leena Suntornsuk, Mirek Macka
Paper-based sol-gel thin films immobilized cytochrome P450 for enzyme activity measurement.
Anal. Chim. Acta: 2020, 1098;86-93
[PubMed:31948590] [] [DOI] (I p)

P Maheswari, S Harish, M Navaneethan, C Muthamizhchelvan, S Ponnusamy, Y Hayakawa
Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl: 2020, 108;110457
[PubMed:31924033] [] [DOI] (I p)

Shu-Juan Yu, Jin-Hai Yu, Fei He, Jie Bao, Jun-Sheng Zhang, Yin-Yin Wang, Hua Zhang
New antibacterial thiophenes from Eclipta prostrata.
Fitoterapia: 2020, 142;104471
[PubMed:31917302] [] [DOI] (I a)

Adriana Svrlanska, Anna Ruhland, Manfred Marschall, Nina Reuter, Thomas Stamminger
Wedelolactone inhibits human cytomegalovirus replication by targeting distinct steps of the viral replication cycle.
Antiviral Res.: 2020, 174;104677
[PubMed:31836420] [] [DOI] (I p)

Jia Han, Wang Lv, Hongxu Sheng, Yiqing Wang, Longxiang Cao, Sha Huang, Linhai Zhu, Jian Hu
Ecliptasaponin A induces apoptosis through the activation of ASK1/JNK pathway and autophagy in human lung cancer cells.
Ann Transl Med: 2019, 7(20);539
[PubMed:31807521] [] [DOI] (P p)



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