- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Semiaquilegia adoxoides
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Semiaquilegia adoxoides in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Semiaquilegia adoxoides
Semiaquilegia adoxoides in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Tiankuizi
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Muskroot-like Semiaquilegia Root
Specific Name : Radix semiaquilegiae
Collection : The drug is collected in early summer, wash clean, dried and removed from rootlet.
Description : Irregularly short cylindrical, fusiform or lump-shaped, somewhat curved, 1 - 3 cm long. 0.5 - 1 cm in diameter. Externally dark brown to greyish black with irregular longitudinal wrinkles, rootlets or rootlet scars. Apex usually with remains of stem or leaves, covered with several layers of yellowish brown sheath like scales. Texture relatively soft, easily broken, fracture whitish in bark and yellowish white or yellowish brown and slightly radial striated in wood. Odour slight, taste sweet, slightly bitter and pungent.
Identification : 1.Transverse section: Cork consisting of more rows of cells containing brown contents. Cortex relatively narrow, phloem broad, cambium in a ring. Xylem rays up to 20 or more rows of cells wide, vessels arranged radially, sometimes a small pith visible.2.Observe the fracture under the ultra violet light (365nm), a yellowish white fluorescence is shown which becomes weak on adding acid alkali.3.To 1 g of the powder add 10 ml of 70% ethanol, heat under reflux fro 30 minutes, filter. Evaporate the filtrate to dryness. Dissolve the residue in 5 ml of hydrochloric acid solution (1Õ100), filter and transfer the filtrate separately to 2 test tube. In one tube add 1 - 2 drops of potassium iodobismuthate TS, an orange red precipitate is produced. In another tube add 1 - 2 drops of silicotungstic acid TS, a yellow precipitate is produced.
Action : To remove toxic heat and promote the subsidence of swelling.
Indication : carbuncles, boils, sores; mastitits; scrofula, venomous snake bite
Dosage : 9 to 15 g.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated dry place, protected from moth.
Synonymns for Semiaquilegia adoxoides
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Evidence or the Use of Semiaquilegia adoxoides in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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