- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Illicium difengpi
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Illicium difengpi in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Illicium difengpi
Illicium difengpi in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Difengpi
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Difengpi bark
Specific Name : Cortex illicii
Collection : The drug is collected in spring and autumn and dried in the sun or at low temperature.
Description : Quilled or channeled, 5-15cm long, 1-4cm in diameter, 2-3mm thick. The outer surface greyish brown or dark brown, some showing greyish white patches of lichens, coarse bark easily exfoiliated or fallen off, the expose layer brownish-red. The inner surface brown or brownish red with distinct fine longitudinal wrinkles. Texture lax and fragile, easily broken, fracture granular, odour slightly aromatic, taste slightly astringent.
Identification : 1.Transverse section: Cork consisting of several rows of cells, the inner walls relatively thick containing reddish- brown substances. Cortex scattered with groups of stone cells, parquent with a few fibre bundles, secretory cells present. Phloem rays of 1 row of cells also showing secretory cells but smaller than those of in cortex. Parenchymatous cells containing reddish-brown substances and starch granules.2.To 2g of the coarse powder add 5ml of chloroform, shake, macerate for 30 minutes and filter. Spot the filtrate in a filter paper, after drying examine under ultra violet light (254nm) a scarlet to pale scarlet fluorescence is produced
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean, break to pieces and dry in the sun.
Action : To relieve rheumatic conditions, and to promote flow of qi and relieve pain.
Indication : rheumatic arthralgia, lumbar muscle strain
Dosage : 6 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a dry place.
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