Platycladus orientalis

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Platycladus orientalis in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Cebaitan ²à°ØÌ¿ Shengcebai Éú²à°Ø Chinese Name (pinyin): Cebaiye

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Biota Tops

Specific Name  : Cacumen platycladi

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Collection  : The drug is collected in summer and autumn and dried in the shade.

Description  : frequently branched, twigs flattened, small leaves, scale-shaped, decussate, close to stems, dark green or yellowish green, fragile texture, easily broken. Odor: delicately aromatic, bitter in taste, astringent and slightly pungent.

Identification  : Powder: yellowish green, rectangular upper epidermal cells with thickened walls. Lower epidermal cells subsquare, numerous stomata, hallowed, subsidiary cells relatively large, dumbbell shaped in side view. Parenchymatous cells containing oil droplets. Fibres slender, under 18µm in diameter. Bordered pit tracheids sometimes present.

Processing  : Cacumen Platycladi, eliminate hard twigs and foreign matters.Cacumen Platycladi (carbonized) carbonized the clean Cacumen Platycladi as describe under the method for carbonizing by stir frying until the surface becomes burned brown and the inner part burned yellow.

Action  : To arrest bleeding by removing heat from blood, and to promote the growth of black hair.

Indication  : epistaxis, hematemesis, heoptysis, hematochezia, abnormal uterine bleeding; loss of hear due to heat in the blood; premature greying of hair and beard

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 6 to 12 g; appropriate quantity for external use.

Storage  : Preserve in a dry place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Miaomiao Wang, Liyun Zhao, Kai Chen, Yaxuan Shang, Jiafeng Wu, Xueyin Guo, Yihong Chen, Hongxin Liu, Haibo Tan, Sheng-Xiang Qiu
Antibacterial sesquiterpenes from the stems and roots of Thuja sutchuenensis.
Bioorg. Chem.: 2020, 96;103645
[PubMed:32036166] [] [DOI] (I a)

Jungang Chen, Jing Tang, Xinxiao Yu
Environmental and physiological controls on diurnal and seasonal patterns of biogenic volatile organic compound emissions from five dominant woody species under field conditions.
Environ. Pollut.: 2020, 259;113955
[PubMed:32023800] [] [DOI] (I a)

Maryam Akaberi, Zahra Boghrati, Mohammad Sadegh Amiri, Mohammad Hassanzadeh Khayyat, Seyed Ahmad Emami
A review of conifers in Iran: Chemistry, biology and their importance in traditional and modern medicine.
Curr. Pharm. Des.: 2020;
[PubMed:32003665] [] [DOI] (I a)

Wei Zhou, Qi Chen, Xiao-Bing Wang, Tyler O Hughes, Jian-Jun Liu, Xin Zhang
Author Correction: De novo assembly of the Platycladus orientalis (L.) Franco transcriptome provides insight into the development and pollination mechanism of female cone based on RNA-Seq data.
Sci Rep: 2019, 9(1);17142
[PubMed:31729422] [] [DOI] (I e)

Qianyi Zhou, Zhaohong Jiang, Xin Zhang, Qing Lai, Yiming Li, Fei Zhao, Zhong Zhao
PeerJ: 2019, 7;e7938
[PubMed:31681514] [] [DOI] (P e)



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