- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Prunus pedunculata
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Prunus pedunculata in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Prunus pedunculata
Prunus pedunculata in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Yuliren
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Bush Cherry Seed
Specific Name : Semen pruni
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 pedunculata
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Evidence or the Use of Prunus pedunculata in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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