- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Rhaponticum uniflorum
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Rhaponticum uniflorum in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Rhaponticum uniflorum
Rhaponticum uniflorum in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Loulu
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Uniflower Swisscentaury
Specific Name : Radix rhapontici
Collection : The drug is collected in spring and autumn, removed from rootlet and soil and dried in the sun.
Description : Conical or flatted lumps, mostly twisted, varying in length, 1-2 cm in diameter. Externally greyish brown or dark brown, rough with longitudinal furrows and rhombic, netted clefts. Outer bark easily exfoliated. Root stock swollen with the remains of the stem and scaly leaf bases, top with greyish white pubescents. Texture light, fragile, easily broken, fracture irregular, greyish yellow, cleft, greyish black or brownish black in the center. Odour characteristic, taste slightly bitter.
Identification : To 1 g of the powder add 20 ml of methanol, ultra-sonicate for 20 minutes, filter, evaporate the filtrate on a water bath to dryness. Dissolve the residue in 1 ml of ethyl acetate and use it as the test solution. Prepare a solution of Radix Rhpontici reference drug in the same manner as the reference drug solution. Carry out the method for thin layer chromatography (Appendix Vl B) using silica gel G as the coating substance and cyclohexane butanone (4:1) as the mobile phase. Apply separately 5 µl of each of the two solutions to the plate. After developing and removal of the plate, dry it in the air. Examine under ultra violet light (365 nm). A spot in the chromatogram obtained from the test solution correspond in color to the spot in the chromatogram obtained from the reference drug solution.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, wash, clean soften thoroughly, cut into thick slices and dry in the sun.
Action : To remove toxic heat for treating subcutaneous infections, to promote lactation, and to relieve muscular contracture.
Indication : mastitis with swelling and pain, carbuncle, scrofula and ulcers; galactostasis; arthritis with ankylosis
Precautions : Used with caution in pregnancy.
Dosage : 5 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place.
Synonymns for Rhaponticum uniflorum
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