- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Litchi chinensis
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Litchi chinensis in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Litchi chinensis
Litchi chinensis in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Lizhihe
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Litchi Seed
Specific Name : Semen Litchi
Collection : The fruit is collected in summer when ripe and the seed is removed from foreign pericarp and fleshy aril, wash, clean and dried in the sun.
Description : Prolate-rounded or ovoid, slightly flattened, 1.5 - 2.2 cm long, 1 - 1.5cm in diameter. Externally brownish red or purplish brown, smooth, lustrous with slightly dents and fine wrinkles, bearing a sub-rounded, yellowish brown raphe at one end, about 7mm in diameter. Texture hard, cotyledons 2, brownish yellow, slight odor, taste slightly sweet, bitter and astringent.
Identification : Powder: brownish yellow, parquetry layer cells yellowish brown, stripe shape with several cells forming a group in irregular parquet. Stellate cells brownish presenting irregular stellate, truncate or relatively obtuse rounded at the apex of branch, intercellular space wide, walls thin. Stone cells occurring in groups of scattering in singles, subrounded, subsquare, subpolyangular, rectangle or oval, most protruding or branched. Cotyledon cells subrounded or subpolyangular, filled with starch granules, brown oil cells visible.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matters, wash, clean and dry. Break to pieces before use.Processed with salt: stir fry as described under the method for processing with salt (Appendix ll D) to dry.
Action : To promote the flow of qi and the subsidence of induration, and to dispel cold and relieve pain.
Indication : hernial pain of cold type, swelling and pain of testis
Dosage : 4.5 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a dry place, protected from moth.
Synonymns for Litchi chinensis
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Evidence or the Use of Litchi chinensis in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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