Lysimachia christinae

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Historical Use of Lysimachia christinae

Lysimachia christinae in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Jinqiancao

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Lysimachia

Specific Name  : Herba lysimachiae

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Collection  : The drug is collected in summer and autumn, remove from foreign matter and dried in the sun.

Description  : Frequently twisted into masses, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, stems twisted, externally brown or dark brownish red, striated longitudinally, stems of the nodes at the lower part sometimes with fibrous roots, fracture solid, leaves opposite, mostly crumpled when whole, broadly ovate or cordate, 1 - 4cm long, 1 - 5cm wide, base slightly concave, margins entire, the upper surface greyish-green or brown, the lower surface pale in colour, midrib distinctly rpominent after soaking in water, the black or brown stripes visible under the light, petioles 1 - 4cm long. Some with flowers, yellow, solitary and axillary, long petioled, capsules glabrous, odour slight and taste weak.

Identification  : Transverse section of the stem: Epidermal cells covered with cuticle, glandular hairs sometimes with a unicellular head and 1 - 2 celled stalk. Cortex broad, sometimes cells containing reddish brown secretion, secretory canals scattered, surrounded by 5 - 10 secretory cells containing reddish brown lumpy secretion. Endodermis distinct, pericyclic fibres arranged in an interrupted ring, the walls slightly lignified. Phloem narrow, cambium indistinct, xylem ringed, pith usually hollowed, parenchymatous cells containing starch granules.Leaf in the surface view: Glandular hairs reddish-brown with a subrounded unicellular head, about 25µm in diameter and a unicellular stalk.. Secretory canals scattered throughout mesophyll, about 45µm in diameter, containing reddish brown secretion. For sparsely pubescent one, non-glandular hair visible on the surface of the stems and leaves. 1 - 17 celled, straight or curved, some cells shrunk, 59 - 1070µm in diameter at the base, finely striated on the surface, containing yellowish brown masses.Foreign matter: not more than 8%

Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, wash briefly, cut into section and dry in the sun.

Action  : To remove damp-heat, relieve dysuria, and to promote subsidence of swelling.

Indication  : acute urinary tract infection or urolithiasis with difficult painful urination; jaundice with dark urine, hepatic or biliary calculus; carbuncles, sores, venomous snake bite

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 15 to 60 g of the dried herb or 30 to 120 g of the fresh herb.

Storage  : Preserve in a dry place.

Synonymns for Lysimachia christinae

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Chiung-Hung Chang, Jia-Hua Fu, Chiu-Hsian Su, Mei-Chin Yin, Yuan-Man Hsu
Exp Ther Med: 2019, 18(4);2956-2964
[PubMed:31572538] [] [DOI] (P p)

Jun-Ming Wang, Jin-Yang Li, Hong Cai, Rong-Xing Chen, Yue-Yue Zhang, Lu-Lu Zhang, Ying Cui, Yong-Xian Cheng
Pharm Biol: 2019, 57(1);437-448
[PubMed:31280667] [] [DOI] (I p)

Fei-Xue Zhang, Xiu-Fen Liu, Zhi-Qiang Ke, Ning-Hua Wu, Hong-Guang Chen, Chao Liu
The Effects of Lysimachia christinae Hance Extract Fractions on Endothelium-Dependent Vasodilatation.
Pharmacology: 2019, 104(1-2);36-42
[PubMed:31055581] [] [DOI] (I p)

X W Song, G Y Li, B X Han
Zhonghua Yi Shi Za Zhi: 2018, 48(2);85-90
[PubMed:30032580] [] [DOI] (P p)

Jun-Ming Wang, Hong Cai, Jin-Hua Li, Rong-Xing Chen, Yue-Yue Zhang, Jin-Yang Li, Ning-Ning Ding, Chen Liu, Ying Cui
Biosci. Rep.: 2018, 38(4);
[PubMed:29950302] [] [DOI] (I e)



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