- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Lobelia chinensis
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Lobelia chinensis in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Lobelia chinensis
Lobelia chinensis in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Banbianlian
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Radical Lobelia
Specific Name : Herba lobeliae chinensis
Collection : The drug is collected in summer, remove from soil, wash clean and dried in the sun.
Description : Usually winded up into masses. Rhizomes 1 - 2mm in diameter, externally pale brownish yellow smooth striated longitudinally. Roots slender, yellow bearing lateral fibrous roots. Stems slender, branched, greyish green with obvious nodes bearing rootlets. Leaves alternate, sessile, mostly crumpled, greenish brown when whole, narrowly lanceolate, 1 - 2.5cm long, 2 - 5mm wide, margin sparsely and shallowly serrate. Pedicels slender, flowers small, solitary and axillary, corolla tubular at the base, 5-lobed at the upper part, oblique on one side, purplish red with white hairs in side the corolla tube. Odour characteristic, taste slightly sweet and pungent.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean, cut into sections and dry in the sun.
Action : To cause diuresis, and to remove toxic heat.
Indication : anasarca and ascites; carbuncles and boils, snakebites, insect bites; ascites in late schistosomiasis
Dosage : 9 to 15 g.
Storage : Preserve in a dry place.
Synonymns for Lobelia chinensis
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Evidence or the Use of Lobelia chinensis in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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