- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Tetrapanax papyriferus
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Tetrapanax papyriferus in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Tetrapanax papyriferus
Tetrapanax papyriferus in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Tongcao
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Ricepaper Pith
Specific Name : Medulla tetrapanacis
Collection : The stem is collected in autumn and cut into sections. The pith is taken out when fresh, arranged and ried in the sun.
Description : Cylindrical, 20 - 40cm long, 1 - 2.5 cm in diameter. Externally white or pale yellow with shallow longitudinal furrows. Texture light, soft and loose with slight elasticity, easily broken, fracture even with silvery lustre and with a hollow. 0.3 - 1.5cm in diameter or transluscent membrane in the middle part, arranged in scalariform in longitudinally cut surface while solid ones visible occasionally. Odourless and tasteless.
Identification : Transverse section: All composed of elliptic, subrtounded or subpolygonal parenchymatous cells. The outer cells relatively small, pits obvious. Some cells containing clusters of calcium oxalate, 15 - 64µm in diameter.
Action : To remove heat, to induce diuresis, and to stimulate the flow of milk.
Indication : dysuria with difficult painfull urination; edema and oliguria; lack of milk secretion
Dosage : 3 to 5 g.
Storage : Preserve in a dry place.
Synonymns for Tetrapanax papyriferus
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