- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Omphalia lapidescens
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Omphalia lapidescens in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Omphalia lapidescens
Omphalia lapidescens in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Leiwan
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Omphalia
Specific Name : Omphalia
Collection : The drug is collected in autumn, washed clean and dried in the sun.
Description : Subspheroid or irregular masses, 1 - 3cm in diameter, externally blackish brown or greyish brown with somewhat prominent and fine reticulate striations. Texture hard, uneasily broken, fracture uneven, white or pale greyish yellow, powdery or granular often with yellowish brown marble like striations. Odourless, taste slightly bitter with a sensation of granule and slightly viscose on chewing but without residue. If the fracture shows brown and horny, it can not be used medicinally.
Identification : 1.Powder: pale grey, hyphae sticked together forming irregular masses, varrying in size, colourless, a few yellowish brown or brownish red. Scattered hyphae short with branches, about 4µm in diameter. Prisms of calcium oxalate fine up to about 8µm in diameter, some gathered in groups. Abundant needle crystal observed after adding sulfuric acid.2.To a small quantity of blackish brown hyphae scraped from the outer part add 1 drop of sodium hydroxide TS, a cherry red colour is produced which turns to yellow on acidifying with hydrochloric acid.
Processing : Wash clean, dry in the sun and break to pieces. Do not boil or bake at a high temperature.
Action : To kill worms.
Indication : taeniasis, ancylostomiasis, ascariais; intestinal parasitosis with abdominal pain or with infantile malnutrition
Dosage : 15 to 21 g of powdered Omphalia to be taken with boiled water after meal, 2 or 3 times daily on 3 consecutive days.
Storage : Preserve in a cool and dry place.
Synonymns for Omphalia lapidescens
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Evidence or the Use of Omphalia lapidescens in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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