- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Raphanus sativus
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Raphanus sativus in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Raphanus sativus
Raphanus sativus in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Laifuzi
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Radish Seed
Specific Name : Semen raphani
Collection : The plant is cut up in summer when the fruit is ripe and dried in the sun. The seed is rubbed out, remove from foreign matter and dried in the sun.
Description : Sub-ovoid or ellipsoidal, slightly flattened, 2.5 - 4 mm long, 2 - 3 mm wide. Externally yellowish brown with a dark brown round hilum at the end and several longitudinal furrows on one side. Testa thin and brittle, 2 cotyledons, yellowish white and oily, Odorless, taste weak, slightly bitter and pungent.
Identification : 1.To a small quantity of the powder, add a small piece of sodium hydroxide, heat on a flame and cool. Dissolve the mixture in 2ml of water and filter. Acidify 1 ml of the filtrate with 5% hydrochloric acid, the gas of hydrogen sulfide is evolve and brilliant brownish black color occurred on contracting with the frreshy prepared lead acetate TP.2.Dissolve a small piece of sodium nitroprusside in 1 - 2 drops of water on a whita porcelain plate, add 1 - 2 drops of the above remained filtrate obtained from Identification test (1), a purplish red color is produced.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean, break to pieces before use.Stir fried: Stir fry as described under the method for simple stir frying (Appendix 11 D) to slightly expanded, break to pieces before use.
Action : To promote digestion and relieve abdominal distension, and to relieve cough and resolve phlegm.
Indication : retention of undigested food with epigastric and abdominal distension and pain, and constipation; diarrhea due to stagnation of undigested food; cough and dyspnea with copious expectoration
Dosage : 4.5 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place, protected from moth.
Synonymns for Raphanus sativus
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