Piper kadsura

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Historical Use of Piper kadsura

Piper kadsura in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Haifengteng

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Futokadsura Stem

Specific Name  : Caulis piperis kadsurae

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Collection  : The drug is collected in summer and autumn, removed from root and leaf and dried in the sun.

Description  : Flattened-cylindrical, slightly curved, 15-60cm long, 0.3-2cm in diameter, externally greyish-brown or brown, rough with longitudinally ridged striations and distinct nodes. Internodes 3-12cm long, nodes swollen, bearing adventitious roots. Texture light, fragile, easily broken, fracture uneven, bark narrow, wood broad, greyish-yellow, vessels numerous, rays greyish white, arrange radially, usually cleft between the bark wood, pith in the center, greyish brown. Odour, aromatic, taste slightly bitter and pungent.

Identification  :

Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, soak, soften thoroughly, cut into thick slices and dry in the sun.

Action  : To relieve rheumatic conditions.

Indication  :

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 6 to 12 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Qing Fu, Dasen Jiang, Huaxia Xin, Zhuoshun Dai, Jianfeng Cai, Yanxiong Ke, Yu Jin, Xinmiao Liang
Design, synthesis and evaluation of a series of alkylsiloxane-bonded stationary phases for expanded supercritical fluid chromatography separations.
J Chromatogr A: 2019, 1593;127-134
[PubMed:30885402] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Huaxia Xin, Ziyue Peng, Dasen Jiang, Qing Fu, Yu Jin, Xinmiao Liang
Se Pu: 2018, 36(5);474-479
[PubMed:30136489] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Huaxia Xin, Zhuoshun Dai, Jianfeng Cai, Yanxiong Ke, Hui Shi, Qing Fu, Yu Jin, Xinmiao Liang
Rapid purification of diastereoisomers from Piper kadsura using supercritical fluid chromatography with chiral stationary phases.
J Chromatogr A: 2017, 1509;141-146
[PubMed:28641835] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Sheng-Zehn Yang, Po-Hao Chen
Cambial variations of Piper (Piperaceae) in Taiwan.
Bot Stud: 2017, 58(1);17
[PubMed:28510200] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Ning Yu, Hong Gu, Yulong Wei, Ning Zhu, Yanli Wang, Haiping Zhang, Yue Zhu, Xin Zhang, Chao Ma, Aidong Sun
Suitable DNA Barcoding for Identification and Supervision of Piper kadsura in Chinese Medicine Markets.
Molecules: 2016, 21(9);
[PubMed:27626403] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)



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