Siegesbeckia orientalis

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Siegesbeckia orientalis in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Xixiancao

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Common Name  :Siegesbeckia Herb

Specific Name  : Herba siegesbeckiae

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Collection  : The drug is collected in summer and autumn before or at flowering stage, removed from foreign matter and dried in sun.

Description  : Stems subsquare, frequently branched, 30 - 110cm long, 0.3 - 1cm in diameter, externally greyish green, yellowish brown or purplish brown with longitudinal striations covered with grey pubscences, nodes distinct, slightly swollen, texture fragile, easily broken, fracture yellowish white or green pith broad, whitish, hollowed. Leaves opposite, Lamina frequently crumpled and rolled when whole, ovate greyish green, margin obtusely serrate, both surfaces with white pubescences, trinervous. Some showing yellow capitulum involcre, odour slight, taste slightly bitter.

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Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, wash, soften slightly, cut into sections and dry.Processed with wine: Clean sections and steam as describe under the method for steaming with wine (Appendix ll D) using 20kg of yellow rice wine per 100 kg of Herba Siegesbeckiae.

Action  : To relieve rheumatic conditions, to improve the motility of joints, and to counteract toxicity.

Indication  : rheumatic arthralgia with aching and weakness of the loins and knees, and numbness of the limbs; hemiplegia; rubella, sores with exudation

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 9 to 12 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a ventilated dry place.

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Mi-Bo Kim, Changhee Kim, Jae-Kwan Hwang
J Med Food: 2019, 22(11);1159-1167
[PubMed:31730422] [] [DOI] (I p)

John Man Tak Chu, Wei Xiong, Ke Gang Linghu, Yan Liu, Yan Zhang, Guan Ding Zhao, Michael G Irwin, Gordon Tin Chun Wong, Hua Yu
Exp Neurobiol: 2018, 27(6);564-573
[PubMed:30636906] [] [DOI] (P p)

Qian Ru Zhang, Zhang Feng Zhong, Wei Sang, Wei Xiong, Hong Xun Tao, Guan Ding Zhao, Zhi Xin Li, Qiu Shuo Ma, Anfernee Kai Wing Tse, Yuan Jia Hu, Hua Yu, Yi Tao Wang
Comparative comprehension on the anti-rheumatic Chinese herbal medicine Siegesbeckiae Herba: Combined computational predictions and experimental investigations.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2019, 228;200-209
[PubMed:30240786] [] [DOI] (I p)

Xiaoxu Gao, Jiangchun Wei, Lina Hong, Sanpeng Fan, Gaosheng Hu, Jingming Jia
Molecules: 2018, 23(9);
[PubMed:30200186] [] [DOI] (I e)

Yi Tang, Yongdong Xie, Guochao Sun, Huaqiang Tan, Lijin Lin, Huanxiu Li, Ming'an Liao, Zhihui Wang, Xiulan Lv, Dong Liang, Hui Xia, Xun Wang, Jin Wang, Bo Xiong, Yangxia Zheng, Zhongqun He, Lihua Tu
Cadmium-accumulator straw application alleviates cadmium stress of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) by promoting photosynthetic activity and antioxidative enzyme activities.
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int: 2018, 25(30);30671-30679
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