- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Euryale ferox
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Euryale ferox in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Euryale ferox
Euryale ferox in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Qianshi
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Gordon Euryale Seed
Specific Name : Semen euryales
Collection : The ripe fruit is collected in the late autumn and early winter, peeled and the seed is taken out, washed clean, removed from hard shell (testa) and dried.
Description : Subspherical, mostly broken, the whole one, 5 - 8 mm in diameter, surface showing brownish red tegmen, one end yellowish white, about 1/3 in size of the whole kernel with a depressed dotted scar of hilum, white on removal of tegmen. Texture relatively hard, fracture white, starchy, odorless and taste weak.
Identification : Powder: White mainly consisting of starch granules. Simple granules sub-rounded, 1 - 4 µm in diameter, hilum of large granules indistinctly visible, compound granules mostly consisting of more than one hundred components, subspherical, 13 - 35µm in diameter, a few consisting of 2 - 3 components.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter.Semen Euryales (stir fried with bran): Stir fry as describe under the method for stir frying with bran (Appendix ll D) to pale yellow.
Action : To benefit the kidney and arrestseminal discharge, to invigorate the function of the spleen and relieve diarrhea, and to remove damp and chek excessive leukorrhea.
Indication : nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, enuresis, frequent urination; chronic diarrhea due to hypofunction of the spleen; turbid discharge mixed with urine, excessive leukorrhea
Dosage : 9 to 15 g.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place, protected from moth.
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Evidence or the Use of Euryale ferox in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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