- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Litsea cubeba
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Litsea cubeba in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Litsea cubeba
Litsea cubeba in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Bichengqie
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Litsea Cubebs
Specific Name : Fructus litseae
Collection : The drug is collected in autumn when ripe, remove from foreign matter and dried in the sun.
Description : Subspheroidal, 4 - 6mm in diameter. Externally brown to blackish brown with reticulated wrinkles. Occasionally the base bearing a persistant calyx and fine fruit stalk. A hard fragile kernel visible when removing the pericarp, 1 seed, 2 cotyledons, yellowish brown, oily, odur aromatic and taste slightly pungent and slightly bitter.
Action : To warm the spleen and stomach, and promote the flow of qi to relieve pain.
Indication : nausea and vomiting; due to cold in the stomach, epigastric pain accompanied by feeling of cold; abdominal colic of cold type; turbid urine caused by cold-damp
Dosage : 1.5 to 3 g.
Storage : Preserve in a cool and dry place.
Synonymns for Litsea cubeba
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Evidence or the Use of Litsea cubeba in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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