Phyllostachys nigra var. henonis

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Historical Use of Phyllostachys nigra var. henonis

Phyllostachys nigra var. henonis in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Danzhuru µ­ÖñÈã Jiangzhuru ½ªÖñÈã Chinese Name (pinyin): Zhuru

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Bamboo Shavings

Specific Name  : Caulis bambusae in taeniam

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Collection  : The drug is collected all the year round. After peeling the greenish middle layer of the stem is cut into sliver or shaving, bundled and dried in the shade. The former is called "Sanzhuru" (Scattered Bamboo Shavings).

Description  : Occuring in masses formed by numerous rolled irregular slivers or in long slat shape shavings, varying in width and thickness, greenish or yellowish-green. Texture light, loose, flexible and elastic, odour slight and weak taste.Extractives: Carry out the method of determination of wate-soluble extractives (Appendix X A, hot extraction method) not less than 4.0%.Processing: eliminate foreign matter, cut into sections or crumple up the drug into small masses.

Identification  :

Processing  : stir fry the clean Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam as described under the method for stir-frying with ginger juice (Appendix ll D) until it becomes yellow.

Action  : To remove heat, to resolve phlegm, to relieve restlessness and to arrest vomiting.

Indication  : cough due to heat and phlegm; restlessness, vomiting, palpitation and insomnia caused by excess fire in the gallbladder, stroke with impairment of consciousness; stiff tongue vomiting due to heat in the stomach; hyperemesis gravidarum; threatened abortion

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 4.5 to 9 g.

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

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Inhye Ham, Gabsik Yang, Jaejun Lee, Kyung-Jin Lee, Ho-Young Choi
Hypolipidemic effect of MeOH extract of Bambusae Caulis in Taeniam in hyperlipidemia induced by Triton WR-1339 and high cholesterol diet in rats.
Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol: 2009, 31(3);439-45
[PubMed:19267283] [] [DOI] (I p)

Seung Hyun Kim, Tae Sung Kim, Sung Jun Kim, Chi Nam Seong, Oh Hyung Lee, Hyo Jung Lee, Jin Cheol Yoo
Inhibition of interleukin-12 production in mouse macrophages via suppression of nuclear factor-kappaB binding activity by Phyllostachys nigra var. henonis.
Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol: 2007, 29(1);131-9
[PubMed:17464773] [] [DOI] (P p)

Seung Hyun Kim, Tae Sung Kim, Hyo Jung Lee, Jin Cheol Yoo
Enhancement of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3- and all-trans retinoic acid-induced differentiation of human leukemia HL-60 cells by Phyllostachys nigra var. henonis.
Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol: 2007, 29(1);119-29
[PubMed:17464772] [] [DOI] (P p)

C Hu, Y Zhang, D D Kitts
Evaluation of antioxidant and prooxidant activities of bamboo Phyllostachys nigra var. Henonis leaf extract in vitro.
J. Agric. Food Chem.: 2000, 48(8);3170-6
[PubMed:10956087] [] [DOI] (P p)

T Nikaido, Y Sung, T Ohmoto, U Sankawa
Inhibitors of cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate phosphodiesterase in Phyllostachys nigra Munro var. henonis Stapf. and Phragmites communis Trin., and inhibition by related compounds.
Chem. Pharm. Bull.: 1984, 32(2);578-84
[PubMed:6329531] [] [DOI] (P p)



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