Prinsepia uniflora

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Historical Use of Prinsepia uniflora

Prinsepia uniflora in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Ruiren

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Common Name  :Hedge Prinsepia Nut

Specific Name  : Nux prinsepiae

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Collection  : The drug is collected in summer and autumn, when the fruit is ripe, remove from sarcocarp and dried in the sun.

Description  : Subovoid, slightly flattened, 7 - 10mm long, 6 - 8mm wide, 3 - 5 mm thick. Externally pale yellowish brown or dark brown, reticulated furrows distinct sometimes with remains of brown sarcocarp, apex acute, slightly asymmetric on both sides. Texture hard, seed flattened, ovoid, testa thin, pale brown or reddish brown, easily stripped, 2 cotyledons, milky white, odourless and taste slightly bitter.

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Action  : To mourish the liver and improve eyesight, and to dipel wind-heat.

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Dosage  : 5 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a dry place.

Synonymns for Prinsepia uniflora

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Xiangguang Ma, Zhiwei Wang, Bin Tian, Hang Sun
Front Genet: 2019, 10;128
[PubMed:30863425] [] [DOI] (P e)

Jing Wang, Qing-Ke Zhu, Wei Qin, Hong-Zhi Zhang, Lei Yun, Jing Xie, Gao-Ming Kuang
[Differentiation of vegetation characteristics on slope micro-topography of fenced watershed in loess area of north Shaanxi Province, Northwest China].
Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao: 2012, 23(3);694-700
[PubMed:22720613] [] (P p)

Haiyan Zhou, Runhuai Zhao, Junshan Yang
Two new alkaloid galactosides from the kernel of Prinsepia uniflora.
Nat. Prod. Res.: 2013, 27(8);687-90
[PubMed:22640596] [] [DOI] (I p)

L H Fikenscher, R Hegnauer, H W Ruijgrok
[Distribution of hydrocyanic Acid in cormophyta: 15.1 new observations on cyanogenesis in Rosaceae]. [Die Verbreitung der Blausäure bei den Cormophyten.]
Planta Med.: 1981, 41(4);313-27
[PubMed:17401853] [] [DOI] (P p)



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