Eriocaulon buergerianum

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Historical Use of Eriocaulon buergerianum

Eriocaulon buergerianum in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Gujingzhu ¹È¾«Öé Chinese Name (pinyin): Gujingcao

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Flower of Buerger Pipewort

Specific Name  : Flos eriocauli

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Collection  : The drug is collected in autumn, the capitulum is picked up with peducle and dried in the sun.

Description  : Capitulum hemispherical, 4 - 5mm indiameter, bracts densely arranged in numerous layers in the base, plae yellowish green, lustrous, densely pubescent at the upper margin. The top of the capitulum greyish white. After rubbing, numerous black anthers fine, yellowish green, unripe fruits visible, penducles slender varying in length, less than 1mm in diameter, pale yellowish green, bearing numerous twisted ridges. Texture pliable, odourless, taste weak.

Identification  : Powder, yellowish green, the head of gladular hair long elliptical, 1 - 4 celled, surface bearing densely fine reticulate striations, stalk unicellular, non-glandular hairs extremely long, 2 - 4 celled, epidermal cells of seed coat flat-long-hexagonal in surface view, walls bearing derivative umbrella shaped pillar. Epidermal cells of penducle stripe-shape in surface view, surface bearing longitudinal cutin striations, stomata subrectangular. Pericarp cells subpolygonal in surface view, anticlinal walls bean-like thickened, pollen grains subrounded, bearing spiral shaped geminal aperture.

Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, cut into sections.

Action  : To expel wind and heat and to clear the eye of corneal opacity.

Indication  : inflammation of the eye with photophobia and headache caused by wind heat, nebula

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 4.5 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Y-F Xie, L Yang, R-Y Deng, M-H Chen, X-F Luan, E Gottardi, Z-X Zhang
Changes in the range of the medicinal herb Eriocaulon buergerianum Körnicke. (Eriocaulaceae) under climate change.
Plant Biol (Stuttg): 2018, 20(4);771-779
[PubMed:29683551] [] [DOI] (I p)

I-Jung Lee, Cheng-Pei Chung, Shu-Jen Chang, Yun-Lian Lin
Morphological and chemical analyses of Eriocauli Flos sold in Taiwan markets.
J Food Drug Anal: 2017, 25(4);939-945
[PubMed:28987371] [] [DOI] (I p)

Xue Qiao, Guan Ye, Chun-Fang Liu, Zhi-Xiang Zhang, Qiang Tu, Jing Dong, Yue-Qi Li, De-An Guo, Min Ye
Chemical analysis of Eriocaulon buergerianum and adulterating species by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection and electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.
J Pharm Biomed Anal: 2012, 57;133-42
[PubMed:21920689] [] [DOI] (I p)

Meiwei Wang, Zaijun Zhang, Lorita Chi-Veng Cheang, Zhixiu Lin, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee
Eriocaulon buergerianum extract protects PC12 cells and neurons in zebrafish against 6-hydroxydopamine-induced damage.
Chin Med: 2011, 6;16
[PubMed:21527031] [] [DOI] (I e)

Jing-Jing Fang, Guan Ye, Wen-Liang Chen, Wei-Min Zhao
Antibacterial phenolic components from Eriocaulon buergerianum.
Phytochemistry: 2008, 69(5);1279-86
[PubMed:18191163] [] [DOI] (P p)



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