- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Lysimachia christinae
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Lysimachia christinae in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Lysimachia christinae
Lysimachia christinae in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Jinqiancao
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Lysimachia
Specific Name : Herba lysimachiae
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
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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