Selaginella puluinata

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Historical Use of Selaginella puluinata

Selaginella puluinata in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Juanbai

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Spikemoss

Specific Name  : Herba selaginellae

Scientific Name:
Collection  : The drug is collected all year round, removed from fibrous root and soil and dried in the sun.

Description  : Herb of Selaginella tamariscina: Crumpled into fisted masses, 3 - 10cm long. Braches fascicled, flat and branched, green or brownish yellow, curved inward, densely growing scaly leaflets, long aristate at the apex, central leaves (ventral leaves) 2 lines. Ovate oblong, arranged obliquely upward, margin membranous, irregularly serrulate. Dorsal leaves (lateral leaves),membranous margin of dorsal surface frequently brownish black. Fibrous roots remained at the base, brown, scattered or clustered in short rods. Texture fragile, easily broken, odourless and taste weak.

Identification  :

Processing  : Herba Selaginellae, eliminate remained fibrous roots and foreign matter, wash clean, cut into section and dry in the sun.Herba Selaginella (carbonized): Stir fry as described under the method for carbonizing by stir frying (appendix ll D) until a charred black colour is produced externally.

Action  : To promote blood circulation and to stimulate menstrual discharge. Herb Selaginellae (carbonized) : Spitting of blood, abnormal uterine bleeding, hematochezia, prolapse of rectum.

Indication  :

Precautions  : Used with caution in pregnancy.

Dosage  : 4.5 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a dry place.

Synonymns for Selaginella puluinata

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Evidence or the Use of Selaginella puluinata in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Kyungtae Park, Bo Kook Jang, Ha Min Lee, Ju Sung Cho, Cheol Hee Lee
Plants (Basel): 2020, 9(2);
[PubMed:32059405] [] [DOI] (P e)

Bing Chen, Xuewen Wang, Yanyan Zhang, Kangping Huang, Hao Liu, Dafen Xu, Shaoguang Li, Qicai Liu, Jianyong Huang, Hong Yao, Xinhua Lin
Drug Deliv: 2020, 27(1);309-322
[PubMed:32037895] [] [DOI] (I p)

Philip Carella
Know Your Roots: A Transcriptomic Exploration of Key Life History Traits in the Model Lycophyte Selaginella moellendorffii.
Plant Cell: 2020;
[PubMed:32024689] [] [DOI] (I a)

Rieko Fujinami, Toshihiro Yamada, Ryoko Imaichi
Root apical meristem diversity and the origin of roots: insights from extant lycophytes.
J. Plant Res.: 2020;
[PubMed:32002717] [] [DOI] (I a)

Camilla Ferrari, Devendra Shivhare, Bjoern Oest Hansen, Asher Pasha, Eddi Esteban, Nicholas J Provart, Friedrich Kragler, Alisdair R Fernie, Takayuki Tohge, Marek Mutwil
Expression Atlas of Selaginella moellendorffii Provides Insights into the Evolution of Vasculature, Secondary Metabolism, and Roots.
Plant Cell: 2020;
[PubMed:31988262] [] [DOI] (I a)



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