Phyllanthus emblica

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Historical Use of Phyllanthus emblica

Phyllanthus emblica in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Yuganzi

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Emblic Leafflower Fruit

Specific Name  : Fructus phyllanthi

Scientific Name:
Collection  : The drug is collected in winter to next spring when ripe, remove from foreign matter and dried.

Description  : Spheroidadl or flattened spheroidal, 1.2 - 2cm in diameter. Externally brown to dark green, with pale yellow granular prominences, wrinkles and 6 indistinct ribs. Fruit stalk about 1mm long. Mesocarp 1 - 4mm thick. Texture hard and fragile. Endocarp yellowish-white, hard kernel-like, showing 6 indistinct ribs on the surface and several vascular bundles at the upper part of dorsal suture, cracking to 6 valves after dried. 6 seeds subtriquetrous, brown, odor slight, taste sour astringent and then sweet.

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Processing  :

Action  : To remove heat from blood , to promote digestion and the production of body fluid, and to relieve cough.

Indication  : heat in the blood and blood stasis; liver and gall bladder diseases; dyspepsia, abdominal pain; cough sore throat, dryness of the mouth

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 3 to 9 g, usually made into pills or powder.

Storage  : Preserve in a dry and cool place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Monalisa Tiwari, Pawan Kumar, Kiran Kumar Tejavath, Vishvanath Tiwari
ACS Omega: 2020, 5(2);1206-1213
[PubMed:31984278] [] [DOI] (I e)

Homervergel G Ong, Young-Dong Kim
Medicinal plants for gastrointestinal diseases among the Kuki-Chin ethnolinguistic groups across Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar: A comparative and network analysis study.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2020, 251;112415
[PubMed:31917280] [] [DOI] (I a)

Maryam Naeimi, Narjes Gorji, Zahra Memariani, Reihaneh Moeini, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Fatemeh Kolangi
Gastroprotective herbs for headache management in Persian medicine: A comprehensive review.
J Integr Med: 2020, 18(1);1-13
[PubMed:31813768] [] [DOI] (I p)

Sri Renukadevi Balusamy, Karpagam Veerappan, Anuj Ranjan, Yeon-Ju Kim, Dinesh Kumar Chellappan, Kamal Dua, Jihyun Lee, Haribalan Perumalsamy
Phyllanthus emblica fruit extract attenuates lipid metabolism in 3T3-L1 adipocytes via activating apoptosis mediated cell death.
Phytomedicine: 2020, 66;153129
[PubMed:31794911] [] [DOI] (I p)

Binsheng Luo, Bo Liu, Hongzhen Zhang, Hongkang Zhang, Xuan Li, Lijuan Ma, Yizhou Wang, Yujia Bai, Xinbo Zhang, Jianqin Li, Jun Yang, Chunlin Long
Wild edible plants collected by Hani from terraced rice paddy agroecosystem in Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan, China.
J Ethnobiol Ethnomed: 2019, 15(1);56
[PubMed:31775804] [] [DOI] (I e)



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