Helwingia japonica

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Historical Use of Helwingia japonica

Helwingia japonica in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Xiaotongcao

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Common Name  :Stachyurus or Japanese helwingia Pith

Specific Name  : Medulla helwingiae

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Action  : To remove heat, to cause diuresis, and to promote lactation.

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Dosage  : 2.5 to 4.5 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a dry place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Chengqi Ao, Hiroshi Tobe
Floral morphology and embryology of Helwingia (Helwingiaceae, Aquifoliales): systematic and evolutionary implications.
J. Plant Res.: 2015, 128(1);161-75
[PubMed:25399340] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Cheng Sun, Guoliang Yu, Manzhu Bao, Bo Zheng, Guogui Ning
Biological pattern and transcriptomic exploration and phylogenetic analysis in the odd floral architecture tree: Helwingia willd.
BMC Res Notes: 2014, 7;402
[PubMed:24969969] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)

Yongxiang Kang, Lukasz Luczaj, Jin Kang, Fu Wang, Jiaojiao Hou, Quanping Guo
Wild food plants used by the Tibetans of Gongba Valley (Zhouqu county, Gansu, China).
J Ethnobiol Ethnomed: 2014, 10;20
[PubMed:24502461] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)

Yongxiang Kang, Łukasz Łuczaj, Jin Kang, Shijiao Zhang
Wild food plants and wild edible fungi in two valleys of the Qinling Mountains (Shaanxi, central China).
J Ethnobiol Ethnomed: 2013, 9;26
[PubMed:23587149] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)



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