Eriobotrya japonica

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Historical Use of Eriobotrya japonica

Eriobotrya japonica in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Shengpaye ÉúèËÒ¶ Zhipaye ÖËèËÒ¶ Chinese Name (pinyin): Pipaye

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Loquat Leaf

Specific Name  : Folium eriobotryae

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Collection  : The drug is collected all year round, tied up in small bundle after partial drying and ried in the sun.

Description  : Oblong or obovate, 12 - 30cm long, 4 - 9cm wide, apex acute, base cuneate, margins sparsely serrate and entire near base. Upper surface greyish-green, yellowisah brown or reddish brown, relatively smooth, lower surface densely yellow tomentose, nidrib on lower surface, distinctly prominent, lateral veins pinmate, petioles very short, brownish yellow tomentose. Texture leathery and fragile, easily broken, odorless, taste slightly bitter.

Identification  : Transverse section, upper epidermal cells rectangular, covered with thick cuticle, lower epidermis bearing numerous unicellular non-glandular hairs, usually curved into a V-shape near midrib, stomata visibla, palisade tissue of 3 - 4 rows of cells, spongy tissue loose, all containing prisms and cluster of calcium oxalate. Vascular bundle of midrib collateral, nearly ringed, pericycle fibre bundles, arranged in an interrupted ring with lignified walls surrounded by parenchymatous cells containing prisms, forming crystal fibres, mucilage cells and prisms of calcium oxalate scattered in parenchyma.Extractives: Carry out the method for determination of water soluble extrcative (Appendix X A) by hot extraction. Not less than 10.0%Processing: Eliminate the hairs and sparay with water to moisten cut into slivers and dry.

Processing  : Eliminate the hairs and sparay with water to moisten cut into slivers and dry.Processed with honey: stir fry the slivers as describe under the method for stir frying with honey (Appendix ll D) until it is no mere sticky to fingers, using 20kg of refined honey per 100 kg of the slivers of Folium Eriobotryae.

Action  : To remove heat from the lungand the stomach, and to relieve cough and vomiting.

Indication  : cough and dyspnea caused by heat in the lung; vomiting, fever and thirst caused by heat in the stomach

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 6 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a dry place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Giovanni Gugliuzza, Giuseppe Talluto, Federico Martinelli, Vittorio Farina, Riccardo Lo Bianco
Water Deficit Affects the Growth and Leaf Metabolite Composition of Young Loquat Plants.
Plants (Basel): 2020, 9(2);
[PubMed:32093009] [] [DOI] (P e)

Bin-Bin Liu, Guang-Ning Liu, De-Yuan Hong, Jun Wen
PhytoKeys: 2020, 139;99-118
[PubMed:32089637] [] [DOI] (P e)

Vittorio Farina, Luciano Cinquanta, Francesco Vella, Serena Niro, Gianfranco Panfili, Antonio Metallo, Gennaro Cuccurullo, Onofrio Corona
Evolution of Carotenoids, Sensory Profiles and Volatile Compounds in Microwave-Dried Fruits of Three Different Loquat Cultivars (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.).
Plant Foods Hum Nutr: 2020;
[PubMed:32043228] [] [DOI] (I a)

Weiwei Chen, Peng Wang, Dan Wang, Min Shi, Yan Xia, Qiao He, Jiangbo Dang, Qigao Guo, Danlong Jing, Guolu Liang
Int J Mol Sci: 2020, 21(3);
[PubMed:32041257] [] [DOI] (I e)

Yan Xia, Min Shi, Weiwei Chen, Ruoqian Hu, Danlong Jing, Di Wu, Shuming Wang, Qingfen Li, Honghong Deng, Qigao Guo, Guolu Liang
Front Plant Sci: 2019, 10;1685
[PubMed:32010167] [] [DOI] (P e)



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