Torreya grandis

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Historical Use of Torreya grandis

Torreya grandis in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Feiziren é¼×ÓÈÊ Feizirou é¼×ÓÈâ Chinese Name (pinyin): Feizi

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Torreya Seed

Specific Name  : Semen torreyae

Scientific Name:
Collection  : The drug is collected in autumn when ripe, removed from fleshy aril, wash clean and dried in the sun.

Description  : Ovoid or prolate ovoid, 2 - 3.5cm long, 1.3 - 2cm in diameter. Externally greyish yellow or pale yellowish brown, longitudinally wrinkled. One end obtuse with elliptical raphe the other end slightly acute. Testa hard about 1 mm thick. Kernal surface wrinkled. Perisperm greyish brown, membranoues, endosperm yellowish white, plump and oily. Odor weak, taste slightly sweet and astringent.

Identification  :

Processing  : Remove from sheel (testa). Break to pieces before use.

Action  : To kill worms and to relax bowels.

Indication  : ankylostomiasis, ascariasis, taeniasis; abdominal pain and malnutrition caused by intestinal parasitosis in children; constipation

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 9 to 15 g.

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

Synonymns for Torreya grandis

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Torreya grandis

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Evidence or the Use of Torreya grandis in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Jian Zhang, Liangliang Hu, Liang Guo, Weizheng Ren, Lufeng Zhao, Ningjing Wang, Entao Zhang, Jianjun Tang, Xin Chen
The maintenance of stable yield and high genetic diversity in the agricultural heritage torreya tree system.
BMC Ecol.: 2019, 19(1);41
[PubMed:31533695] [] [DOI] (I e)

Min-Fang Zhu, Zong-Cai Tu, Lu Zhang, Hui Liao
Antioxidant, metabolic enzymes inhibitory ability of Torreya grandis kernels, and phytochemical profiling identified by HPLC-QTOF-MS/MS.
J. Food Biochem.: 2019, 43(12);e13043
[PubMed:31506967] [] [DOI] (I p)

Huiling Chen, Xiaochen Yue, Jun Yang, Chunxia Lv, Shuaiwei Dong, Xuefeng Luo, Zhiyong Sun, Ying Zhang, Baoxiang Li, Faping Zhang, Haiping Gu, Yafeng Yang, Qiuling Zhang, Shengbo Ge, Huitao Bi, Dongfang Zheng, Yong Zhao, Cheng Li, Wanxi Peng
Saudi J Biol Sci: 2019, 26(4);808-815
[PubMed:31049007] [] [DOI] (P p)

Yanru Zeng, Xuli Zhu, Chixiang Chen, Kalins Banerjee, Lidan Sun, Weiwu Yu, Bingsong Zheng, Rongling Wu
A unified DNA sequence and non-DNA sequence mapping model of complex traits.
Plant J.: 2019, 99(4);784-795
[PubMed:31009159] [] [DOI] (I p)

Minying Zhou, Lili Song, Shan Ye, Wei Zeng, Heikki Hännien, Weiwu Yu, Jinwei Suo, Yuanyuan Hu, Jiasheng Wu
New sights into lipid metabolism regulation by low temperature in harvested Torreya grandis nuts.
J. Sci. Food Agric.: 2019, 99(9);4226-4234
[PubMed:30790295] [] [DOI] (I p)



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