Momalomena occulta

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Historical Use of Momalomena occulta

Momalomena occulta in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Nianjian Ä꽡 Qiannianjian ǧÄê¼û Chinese Name (pinyin): Qiannianjian

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Rhizome of Obscured Homalomina

Specific Name  : Rhizoma homalomenae

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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

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Dosage  : 4.5 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a cool and dry place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Qian-Qian Yang, Xiao-Ping Yu
Zool Stud: 2019, 58;e13
[PubMed:31966314] [] [DOI] (I e)

Cathy L Cripps, Ellen Larsson, Jukka Vauras
Mycologia: 2019, 112(1);133-153
[PubMed:31860412] [] [DOI] (I p)

Chih-Yu Liang, Chih-Hui Yang, Chung-Hsu Lai, Yi-Han Huang, Jiun-Nong Lin
Comparative Genomics of 86 Whole-Genome Sequences in the Six Species of the Elizabethkingia Genus Reveals Intraspecific and Interspecific Divergence.
Sci Rep: 2019, 9(1);19167
[PubMed:31844108] [] [DOI] (I e)

Seyed Vahid Heidari, Reza Mollahoseini, Hasan Ghandehari, Ehsan Farhadi, Fatemeh Abbasi, Sina Asaadi, Mehdi Soulat, Karen Bavand, Farideh Nejat
Cervical Lipomyelomeningocele Presenting with Progressive Motor Deficit: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Pediatr Neurosurg: 2019;1-4
[PubMed:31747658] [] [DOI] (I a)



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