- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Momalomena occulta
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Momalomena occulta in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Momalomena occulta
Momalomena occulta in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Qiannianjian
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Rhizome of Obscured Homalomina
Specific Name : Rhizoma homalomenae
Collection : The drug is collected in spring and autumn, wash clean remove from external bark and dried in the sun
Description : Cylindrical somewhat curved, sometimes slightly compressed, 15 - 40 cm long, 0.8 - 1.5 cm in diameter. Externally yellowish brown to reddish brown, rough mostly twisted longitudinal fissures, rounded root scars and yellow needle shaped fiber bundles visible. Texture hard and fragile, fracture reddish brown with numerous distinct yellow needle shape fiber bundles; the other fracture with numerous pin hole like pore and a few yellow neelde shape fiber bundles, appearing the lustrous dark brown oil drops. Odour aromatic, taste pungent and slightly bitter.
Identification : 1.Transverse section: Some cork cells remained brown. Ground tissue scattered with large secretory cavities formed by several layers of cork cells. Most secretory cells present in the outer side, containing yellow to brown secretion. Mucilage cells relatively large containing raphides calcium oxalate scattered vascular bundles collateral and amphivasal scattered throughout. Collateral bundles usually accopanied by fiber bundles outside. Isolated fiber bundle rarely found. Fiber walls thickened and lignified.2.To 1g of the powder add 5 ml of ether, allow to stand for 30 minutes with shaking and filter. Transfer 1 ml of the filtrate to an evaporating dish and expel the ether. Add 1 - 2 drops of 1% solution of vanillin in sulfuric acid to the residue. A purplish red or purple color is produced.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean soften thoroughly, cut into slices and dry in the sun.
Action : To relieve rheumatic conditions and strengthen the tendons and bones.
Indication : rheumatoid arthritis with pain and cold sensation in the loins and knees, musculature contracture and numbness of the lower extremities
Dosage : 4.5 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a cool and dry place.
Synonymns for Momalomena occulta
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