- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Polygala sibirica
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Polygala sibirica in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Polygala sibirica
Polygala sibirica in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Yuanzhi
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Polygala Root
Specific Name : Radix polygalae
Collection : The drug is collected in spring and autumn, removed from rootlet and soil and dried in the sun.
Description : Cylindrical somewhat curved. 3 - 15 cm long, 3 - 8 mm in diameter. Externally greyish yellow to greyish brown with dense and dented transverse wrinkles, longitudinal wrinkles and fissures, old roots with denser and deeply dented transverse wrinkles, somewhat nodular. Texture hard and fragile, uneasily broken, fracture brownish yellow in bark. Yellowish white in wood. Bark easily separating from wood. Odour slight, taste bitter and slightly pungent with an irritative sensation in the throat on chewing.
Identification : 1.Transverse section: Cork of 10 or more rows of cells. Cortex of 20 or more rows of parenchymatous cells, tangentially cleft. Phloem relatively broad, usually radial clefted. Cambium in a ring. Xylem well develop, all lignified, rays 1 -3 rows of cells wide. Parenchymatous cells mostly containing fixed oil drops, some containing clusters and prisms of calcium oxalate.2.Place about 0.5g of the powder into a stoppered test tube. Add 10 ml of hot water. Keep the temperature for 10 minutes and shake vigorously for 1 minute. A persistent foam is produced, persisting for at least 10 minutes.Total ash: Not more than 6.0%
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, wash briefly, soften thoroughly, cut into sections and dry.Radix Polygalae (prepared): Decoct Radix Glycyrrhizae with a quantity of water, remove the residue. Add clean Radix Polygalae, decoct gently until the liquid is exhausted and dry , using 6 kg of Radix Glycyrrhizae for 100 kg of Radix Polygalae.
Action : To induce sedation and benefit the mentality, to promote expectoration, and to cause subsidence of swelling.
Indication : insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, forgetfulness, palpitation, trance; cough with sputum difficult to expectorate; boils and sores, swelling and pain in the breast
Dosage : 3 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated dry place.
Synonymns for Polygala sibirica
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Evidence or the Use of Polygala sibirica in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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