Tinospora sagittata

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Historical Use of Tinospora sagittata

Tinospora sagittata 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.

Identification  :

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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Precautions  :

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

Yong Zhao, Kenneth Thermann Kongstad, Yueqiu Liu, Chenghua He, Dan Staerk
Unraveling the complexity of complex mixtures by combining high-resolution pharmacological, analytical and spectroscopic techniques: antidiabetic constituents in Chinese medicinal plants.
Faraday Discuss.: 2019, 218;202-218
[PubMed:31119225] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Wei Li, Chao Huang, Qingbo Liu, Kazuo Koike
Bistinospinosides A and B, Dimeric Clerodane Diterpene Glycosides from Tinospora sagittata.
J. Nat. Prod.: 2017, 80(9);2478-2483
[PubMed:28836430] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Md Areeful Haque, Ibrahim Jantan, Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari
Tinospora species: An overview of their modulating effects on the immune system.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2017, 207;67-85
[PubMed:28629816] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Wei Wang, Rosa Del C Ortiz, Frédéric M B Jacques, Shih-Wen Chung, Yang Liu, Xiao-Guo Xiang, Zhi-Duan Chen
New insights into the phylogeny of Burasaieae (Menispermaceae) with the recognition of a new genus and emphasis on the southern Taiwanese and mainland Chinese disjunction.
Mol. Phylogenet. Evol.: 2017, 109;11-20
[PubMed:28049039] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Guanhua Li, Wenbing Ding, Fanghao Wan, Youzhi Li
Two New Clerodane Diterpenes from Tinospora sagittata.
Molecules: 2016, 21(9);
[PubMed:27657021] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)



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