- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Lycopodium japonicum
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Lycopodium japonicum in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Lycopodium japonicum
Lycopodium japonicum in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Shenjincao
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Club Moss
Specific Name : Herba lycoopodii
Collection : The drug is collected in summer and autumn when foliage branch growing luxuriantly, removed from foreign matter and dried in the sun.
Description : Stolons thin-cylindrical, slightly curved up to 2m long, 1 - 3mm in diameter with yellowish white rootlets underneath. Erect stems bifurcated. Leaves densely growing on the stems, spirally arranged crumpled and curved, linear or needle shape, 3 - 5mm long, yellowish green to pale yellowish brown, glabrous, aristate at the apex, margin entire, easily broken. Texture soft, fracture pale yellow in the bark and whitish in wood, odorless and taste weak.
Identification : 1.Transverse section of the stem: Epidermal cells 1 row, cortex broad, scattered with leaf trace bundles, bearing 10 - 20 or more rows of sclerenchymatous cells below the epidermis and outside the stele respectively and 3 - 5 rows of parenchymatous cells with slightly thickened walls between them, endodermis indistinct. Pericycle consisting of several rows of parenchymatous cells, plectostele, bundles of xtlem irregularly strip shaped or branch intermingled with bundles of phloem, some cells containing yellowish brown masses.2.To 3g of the powder add 30ml of ethanol, heat under reflux for 20 minutes and filter. Evaporate the filtrate to dryness, add 10ml of 1% hydrochloric acid solution to the residue, stir and filter. Adjust the filtrate to pH8 with ammonia TS, extract with 10ml of chloroform, evaporate the chloroform extract to dryness and dissolve the residue in 5 ml of 1% hydrochloric acid solution. Transfer 1ml of each of the above solution to 2 test tube, add 2 drops of potassium iodobismuthate iodide TS to one tube, an orange red precipitate is produced. Add 2 drops of silicotungstic acid TS to the other, a white precipitate is produced.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean, cut into sections and dry.
Action : To relieve rheumatic conditions and muscular contracture.
Indication : arthralgia with limited mobility of the joints
Dosage : 3 to 12 g.
Storage : Preserve in a dry place.
Synonymns for Lycopodium japonicum
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Evidence or the Use of Lycopodium japonicum in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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