Tinospora capillipes

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Historical Use of Tinospora capillipes

Tinospora capillipes in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Jinguolan

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Tinospora Root

Specific Name  : Radix tinosporae

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Collection  : The drug is collected in autumn and winter, removed from rootlet, wash clean and dried in the sun.

Description  : In irregular masses, 5 - 10 cm long, 3 - 6 cm in diameter. Externally brownish, rugged, deeply wrinkled. Texture hard, uneasily broken, transversely cut surface yellowish white when dissected showing vessels in groups, arranged somewhat radially. Odourless, taste bitter.

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Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, soak, soften thoroughly, cut into thick slices and dry.

Action  : To remove toxic heat, to cure sore throat, carbuncles and boils, diarrhea, dysentery, epigastric pain of heat type.

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Dosage  : 3 to 9 g; for external use, appropriate quantity to be ground into powder and insufflated into the throat, or to be gorund together with vinegar and applied topically.

Storage  : Preserve in a dry place, protected from moth.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Zhuo Ye, Yinfeng Li, Jianguo Wen, Kunjing Li, Baoxian Ye
Study of the voltammetric behavior of jatrorrhizine and its sensitive determination at electrochemical pretreatment glassy carbon electrode.
Talanta: 2014, 126;38-45
[PubMed:24881532] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Yan Yu, Zhi-biao Yi, Yi-Zeng Liang
Main antimicrobial components of Tinospora capillipes, and their mode of action against Staphylococcus aureus.
FEBS Lett.: 2007, 581(22);4179-83
[PubMed:17692848] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Yufeng Zhang, Qirong Shi, Peiying Shi, Weidong Zhang, Yiyu Cheng
Characterization of isoquinoline alkaloids, diterpenoids and steroids in the Chinese herb Jin-Guo-Lan (Tinospora sagittata and Tinospora capillipes) by high-performance liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization with multistage mass spectrometry.
Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom.: 2006, 20(15);2328-42
[PubMed:16817243] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Y Bao, B Zhao, R Bu
[A herbalogical study on traditional Mongolian medicine "lideri"].
Zhong Yao Cai: 2001, 24(11);823-5
[PubMed:15575169] [WorldCat.org] (P p)

H M Chang, A M El-Fishawy, D J Slatkin, P L Schiff
Quaternary Alkaloids of Tinospora capillipes.
Planta Med.: 1984, 50(1);88-90
[PubMed:17340259] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)



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