Prunus humilis

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Nomenclature

Other Names:

Historical Use of Prunus humilis

Prunus humilis in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Background

Chinese Name (pinyin): Yuliren

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Bush Cherry Seed

Specific Name  : Semen pruni

Scientific Name:
Collection  : The fruit is collected in summer and autumn, removed from sarcocarp and the shells. The seed is collected and dried.

Description  : Xiaoliren: Ovoid, 5 - 8mm long, 3 - 5mm in diameter. Externally yellowish white or pale brown, one end acute and the other end obtuse with linear hilum on the edge of the cute end and dark colored chalaza at the center of the obtuse end from which many vascular bundle extend upwards. Testa thin, cotyledons 2, milky white, oily, slight odor and taste slightly bitter.Dalliren: 6 - 10mm long, 5 - 7 mm in diameter, externally yellowish brown.

Identification  : To 0.5g of the powder in a stopper test tube, add 3ml of 5% solution of sulfuric acid, mix well, hang a strip of trinitrophenol TP in the test tube, keep the TP a distance from the solution and stopper tightly. Heat on a water bath at 40 - 50ºC for 10 minutes, the test paper turns to red color.

Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, break to pieces before use.

Action  : To relax th ebowels, and to cause diuresis.

Indication  : stagnancy of undigested food with abdominal distension and constipation; weakness and edema of the legs with oliguria

Precautions  : Used with caution in pregnancy.

Dosage  : 6 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a cool and dry place, protected from moth.

Tcm197.jpg

Nomenclature

Other Names:

Historical Use of Prunus humilis

Prunus humilis in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Background

Chinese Name (pinyin): Yuliren

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Bush Cherry Seed

Specific Name  : Semen pruni

Scientific Name:
Collection  : The fruit is collected in summer and autumn, removed from sarcocarp and the shells. The seed is collected and dried.

Description  : Xiaoliren: Ovoid, 5 - 8mm long, 3 - 5mm in diameter. Externally yellowish white or pale brown, one end acute and the other end obtuse with linear hilum on the edge of the cute end and dark colored chalaza at the center of the obtuse end from which many vascular bundle extend upwards. Testa thin, cotyledons 2, milky white, oily, slight odor and taste slightly bitter.Dalliren: 6 - 10mm long, 5 - 7 mm in diameter, externally yellowish brown.

Identification  : To 0.5g of the powder in a stopper test tube, add 3ml of 5% solution of sulfuric acid, mix well, hang a strip of trinitrophenol TP in the test tube, keep the TP a distance from the solution and stopper tightly. Heat on a water bath at 40 - 50ºC for 10 minutes, the test paper turns to red color.

Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, break to pieces before use.

Action  : To relax th ebowels, and to cause diuresis.

Indication  : stagnancy of undigested food with abdominal distension and constipation; weakness and edema of the legs with oliguria

Precautions  : Used with caution in pregnancy.

Dosage  : 6 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a cool and dry place, protected from moth.

Synonymns for Prunus humilis

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Prunus humilis

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Prunus humilis in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials

Meta-Analysis

1st Five Results: pubmed search

Xiaopeng Mu, Pengfei Wang, Junjie Du, Yu Gary Gao, Jiancheng Zhang
Comparison of fruit organic acids and metabolism-related gene expression between Cerasus humilis (Bge.) Sok and Cerasus glandulosa (Thunb.) Lois.
PLoS ONE: 2018, 13(4);e0196537
[PubMed:29698526] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)

Xiaopeng Mu, Pengfei Wang, Junjie Du, Yu Gary Gao, Jiancheng Zhang
The chloroplast genome of Cerasus humilis: Genomic characterization and phylogenetic analysis.
PLoS ONE: 2018, 13(4);e0196473
[PubMed:29694421] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)

Juan Wang, Junjie Du, Xiaopeng Mu, Pengfei Wang
Cloning and characterization of the Cerasus humilis sucrose phosphate synthase gene (ChSPS1).
PLoS ONE: 2017, 12(10);e0186650
[PubMed:29036229] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)

Zhi-Gang Wang, Yin-Li Bi, Bin Jiang, Yryszhan Zhakypbek, Su-Ping Peng, Wen-Wen Liu, Hao Liu
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi enhance soil carbon sequestration in the coalfields, northwest China.
Sci Rep: 2016, 6;34336
[PubMed:27748365] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)

Liqin Ye, Chunxiang Yang, Weidong Li, Jiangbo Hao, Meng Sun, Jingru Zhang, Zhongshuang Zhang
Evaluation of volatile compounds from Chinese dwarf cherry (Cerasus humilis (Bge.) Sok.) germplasms by headspace solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
Food Chem: 2017, 217;389-397
[PubMed:27664650] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Safety

Allergies

Side Effect and Warnings

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Adverse Effects