- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Pseudolarix kaempferi
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Pseudolarix kaempferi in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Pseudolarix kaempferi
Pseudolarix kaempferi in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Tujingpi
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Golden Larch Bark
Specific Name : Cortex pseudolaricis
Collection : The drug is collected in summer and dried in the sun.
Description : Root bark irregularly long slat-shape, twisted and slightly rolled, variable in size, 2-5mm thick. Outer surface greyish yellow, rough wrinkled and greyish white transversely lenticelllate and the rugged external tissues frequently scaling off with reddish brown expose surface. Inner surface yellowish brown to reddish-brown, even with fine longitudinal striations. Texture flexible, fracture splintery, easily detachable in flakes. Odour slight, taste bitter and astringent, stem bark in flattish pieces up to about 8mm thick, the rugged external tissues relativerly thick, the outer surface cracked and the inner surface relatively rough.
Identification : Powder: Pale brown or brownish-red, stone cells abundant, subrectangular, subrounded or irregular branched 30-96µm in diameter containing yellowish brown masses. Most sieve cells in bundles, 20-40µm in diameter, numerous elliptical sieve areas scattered over the side walls, mucilage cells subrounded, 100-300µm in diameter. Resin cells longitudinally connected into tube form containing reddish brown to yellowish brown resinous matter. Sometimes with prisms of calcium oxalate embedded in them. Walls of cork cells slightly thick, some of them lignified and pitted.
Processing : Wash clean, soften slightly, cut into slivers and dry in the sun.
Action : To kill parasites and relieve itching.
Indication : scabies, tinea
Dosage : Appropriate quantity soaked with vinegar or wine, or ground into powder and mixed with water to be apllied topically.
Storage : Preserve in a dry place.
Synonymns for Pseudolarix kaempferi
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