Spirodela polyrrhiza

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Historical Use of Spirodela polyrrhiza

Spirodela polyrrhiza in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Fupingcao ¸¡Æ¼²Ý Zibeifuping ×ϱ³¸¡Æ¼ Chinese Name (pinyin): Fuping

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Spirodela

Specific Name  : Herba spirodelae

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Collection  : The drug is collected from June to September, wash clean, removed from foreign matter and dried in the sun.

Description  : Flat thallophyte, ovoid or ovate, 2 - 5mm in diameter on the long side. The upper surface pale green to greyish green with small pit on the side, margin entire or slightly curved. The lower surface purple to purplish brown with several fibrous roots. Texture light, easily broken when twisted, odour slight, taste weak.

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Action  : To dispel wind-heat, to promote eruption, urticaria with itching; edema with oliguria.

Indication  : measles without adequate eruption, urticaria with itching; edema with oliguria

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 3 to 9 g; for external use, appropriate quantity to be decocted for washing or immersion.

Storage  : Preserve in a ventilated dry place, protected from moisture.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Chao Si, Yu Jin, Jing Lin, Jian-Feng Zhang, Jin-Song Chen, Fei-Hai Yu
Physical space interacts with clonal fragmentation and nutrient availability to affect the growth of Salvinia natans.
PLoS ONE: 2019, 14(12);e0226850
[PubMed:31869392] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)

Yiming Jiang, Aman Khan, Haiying Huang, Yanrong Tian, Xuan Yu, Qiang Xu, Lichao Mou, Jianguo Lv, Pengyun Zhang, Pu Liu, Li Deng, Xiangkai Li
Using nano-attapulgite clay compounded hydrophilic urethane foams (AT/HUFs) as biofilm support enhances oil-refinery wastewater treatment in a biofilm membrane bioreactor.
Sci. Total Environ.: 2019, 646;606-617
[PubMed:30059921] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Ali Movafeghi, Alireza Khataee, Mahboubeh Abedi, Roshanak Tarrahi, Mohammadreza Dadpour, Fatemeh Vafaei
J Environ Sci (China): 2018, 64;130-138
[PubMed:29478632] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Asha Singh, Dhiraj Vyas, Piyush Malaviya
Two-stage phyto-microremediation of tannery effluent by Spirodela polyrrhiza (L.) Schleid. and chromium resistant bacteria.
Bioresour. Technol.: 2016, 216;883-93
[PubMed:27318662] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Li Sun, Yufang Lu, Herbert J Kronzucker, Weiming Shi
Quantification and enzyme targets of fatty acid amides from duckweed root exudates involved in the stimulation of denitrification.
J. Plant Physiol.: 2016, 198;81-8
[PubMed:27152459] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)



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