- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Saururus chinensis
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Saururus chinensis in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Saururus chinensis
Saururus chinensis in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Sanbaicao
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Chinese Lizardtail Rhizome herb
Specific Name : Rhizoma seu herba saururi
Collection : The rhizome is collected in autumn, the herb is collected all year round, wash clean and dried in the sun.
Description : Rhizome cylindrical, somewhat curved, branched varying in length. Externally: greyish brown, rough, nodiferous and longitudinally wrinkled. The node with rootlets ringed, internodes 2 cm long. Texture hard and fragile, easily broken. Fracture whitish, starchy. Stems cylindrical with four longitudinal channels, one of them relatively broad, fracture yellow, fibrous and hollow. Leaves simple. Altinative, lamina ovate or ovate lanceolate, 4 - 15 cm long, 2 - 10 cm wide, accuminate at apex, cordate at base, margin entire, 5 nerved at base, petiole relatively long with longitudinal wrinkles. Raceme at the apex of branch, opposite to leaves, flowers small dark brown. Capsules sub-spheroidal. Odor, slight and taste weak.
Identification : To 2 g of the powder, add 10 ml of petroleum ether (60-90ºC), soak overnight and filter. Place the filtrate in an evaporating dish and allow to dry spontaneously, a specific aromatic odor is produced. Add a 1% solution of vanillin in sulfuric acid. A red color appears which turns to the bluish purple on standing.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matters, wash clean, cut into sections and dry in the sun.
Action : To remove toxic heat, and cause diuresis.
Indication : dysuria with painfully difficult urination, urinary infection, ephritic edema, leukorrhea; external use for boils, sores, eczema
Dosage : 15 to 30 g; for external use, appropriate quantity of the fresh rhizome or herb to be pounded into paste for topial application.
Storage : Preserve in a cool and dry place.
Synonymns for Saururus chinensis
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Evidence or the Use of Saururus chinensis in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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