- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Polyporus umbellatus
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Polyporus umbellatus in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Polyporus umbellatus
Polyporus umbellatus in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Zhuling
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Umbellate Pore
Specific Name : Polyporus
Collection : The drug is collected in spring and autumn, removed from soil and dried.
Description : Strip shaped, subrpounded or compressed lumped, sometimes branched, 5 - 25cm long, 2 - 6cm in diameter. Externally black, greyish black or brownish black, crumpled or warty. Light texture, hard, fracture whitish or yellowish white, somewhat granular, odour slight and taste weak.
Identification : 1.Section: All consisting of interweaved hyphae. The outer layer 27 - 54µm thick, hyphae brown, uneasily separated, the inner hyphae colorless sinous. 2 - 10µm in diameter, sometimes septa visible with branches or tubercular swellings. Numerous prisms of calcium oxalate among the hyphae, mostly in octahedron cubes, regular, double conical octahedrons or irregular polyhedrons, 3 - 60µm in diameter, up to 68µm long, sometimes with several crystal aggregated.2.Boil 1 g of the powder with 10 ml of dilute hydrochloric acid on water bath for 15 minutes and stir, a viscose is produced. To a small quantity of the powder, add a quantity of sodium hydroxide solution (1Õ5) and stir, a suspension is produced.Total ash: Not more than 12.0%
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, soak in water, wash clean, soften thoroughly, cut into thick slices and dry.
Action : To induce diuresis and remove damp.
Indication : oliguria, edema, diarrhea, dysuria, excessive leukorrhea
Dosage : 6 to 12 g.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place.
Synonymns for Polyporus umbellatus
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Evidence or the Use of Polyporus umbellatus in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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