- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Notopterygium forbesii
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Notopterygium forbesii in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Notopterygium forbesii
Notopterygium forbesii in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Qianghuo
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Notopterygium Root
Specific Name : Rhizoma seu radix notopterygii
Collection : The drug is collected in spring and winter, removed from rootlet and soil, dried in the sun.
Description : Rhizome of Notopterygium incisum: Cylindrical and somewhat curved. 4 - 13 cm long, 0.6 - 2.5 cm in diameter. Apex with stem scars. Externally brown to blackish brown or yellow where the outer bark fallen off. Internodes shortened, forming dense raised annulations like silk worm (known as Canqiang); or internodes elongated like the nodes of a bamboo (known as Zhujiaqiang). Nodes exhibiting numerous dotted or tuberculate root scar and brown broken scales. Texture light and fragile, easily broken. Fracture uneven with clefts, bark yellowish brown to dark brown, oily with numerous brown oil dots. Wood yellowish white with distinct rays, pith yellow to yelolowish brown. Odor aromatic, taste: slightly bitter and pungent.Rhizome and root of Notopterrygium forbesii: Rhizomes subcylindrical, bearing stems and remains of leaf sheaths, root sub-conical, longitudinally wrinkled and lenticellate, externally brown, with dense annulations near rhizome. 8 - 15 cm long, 1 - 3 cm in diameter (known as Tiaoqiang). Some rhizomes large and stout, irregularly nodiform. Apex bearing several stem bases, roots relatively thin (known as Datouqiang). Texture loose and fragile and easily broken. Fracture slightly even, bark pale brown, wood yellowish white. Odor ant taste relatively slight.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matters, wash clean, soften thoroughly, cut into thick slices and dry it in the sun.
Action : To relieve pain and rheumatic conditions.
Indication : headache in common cold, rheumatic arthralgia and aching of the back and shoulders
Dosage : 3 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a cool and dry place, protected from moth.
Synonymns for Notopterygium forbesii
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Evidence or the Use of Notopterygium forbesii in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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