Notopterygium incisum

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Historical Use of Notopterygium incisum

Notopterygium incisum in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chuanqianghuo ´¨Ç¼»î Xiqianghuo Î÷Ǽ»î Chinese Name (pinyin): Qianghuo

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Notopterygium Root

Specific Name  : Rhizoma seu radix notopterygii

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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.

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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

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 3 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a cool and dry place, protected from moth.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Ping Yang, Hong-Lan Wang, Hui Sun, Wen-Tao Zhu, Tao Qiu, Jiu-Zhen DU, Hong-Bing Sun, Yi Zhou, Shun-Yuan Jiang
[Correlation between growth characteristics and quality of rhizomes of Notopterygium incisum under wild tending].
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi: 2020, 45(4);739-745
[PubMed:32237473] [] [DOI] (P p)

Pansong Zhang, Qiaolian Wu, Lin Chen, Kangmin Duan
Antibiotics (Basel): 2020, 9(3);
[PubMed:32213958] [] [DOI] (P e)

Zefang Zhao, Yanlong Guo, Haiyan Wei, Qiao Ran, Jing Liu, Quanzhong Zhang, Wei Gu
Ecol Evol: 2020, 10(6);3004-3016
[PubMed:32211172] [] [DOI] (P e)

Yao Fu, Xiaoxiao Tian, Lingling Han, Yilin Li, Ying Peng, Jiang Zheng
Mechanism-based inactivation of cytochrome P450 2D6 by Notopterol.
Chem. Biol. Interact.: 2020, 322;109053
[PubMed:32198085] [] [DOI] (I p)

Jianbo Chen, Jing Fan, Dan Wang, Shiyan Yue, Xiaolin Zhai, Yuan Gong, Jingjuan Wang
Rapid and intelligent discrimination of Notopterygium incisum and Notopterygium franchetii by infrared spectroscopic fingerprints and electronic olfactory fingerprints.
Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc: 2020, 232;118176
[PubMed:32106026] [] [DOI] (I p)



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