Toxicodendron vernicifluum

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Historical Use of Toxicodendron vernicifluum

Toxicodendron vernicifluum in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Ganqi

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Dried Lacquer

Specific Name  : Resina toxicodendri

Scientific Name:
Collection  : Usually the residue in the bottom of vessel containing lacquer is collected and dried.

Description  : Irregular masses, dark brown or brown, externally rough with honeycomb like fine pores or granular. Texture hard, uneasily broken, fracture uneven. Odour characteristic and unpleasant.

Identification  : 1.Burn a small piece in a porcelain evaporating dish, dark fumes and strong lacquer odour are produced.2.To 1g of the powder add 10 ml of ethanol, heat on a water bath for 5 minutes, cool and filter. To 1 ml of the filtrate, add 1 - 2 drops of ferric chloride TS, a dark green colour is produced.

Processing  : Burn Resina Toxicodendri to withered or break to small pieces and stir fry to withered until it gives no dark fumes, allow to cool after removal.

Action  : To eliminate blood stasis, and to kill worms.

Indication  : amenorrhea with mass formation in the abdomen caused by blood stasis, abdominal pain due to intestinal parasitosis

Precautions  : Used with caution in pregnancy and debility without blood stasis.

Dosage  : 2.4 to 4.5 g.

Storage  : Preserve in well closed containers, protected from fire.

Synonymns for Toxicodendron vernicifluum

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Kandasamy Saravanakumar, Ramachandran Chelliah, Davoodbasha MubarakAli, Deog-Hwan Oh, Kandasamy Kathiresan, Myeong-Hyeon Wang
Unveiling the potentials of biocompatible silver nanoparticles on human lung carcinoma A549 cells and Helicobacter pylori.
Sci Rep: 2019, 9(1);5787
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Kandasamy Saravanakumar, Ramachandran Chelliah, Xiaowen Hu, Deog-Hwan Oh, Kandasamy Kathiresan, Myeong-Hyeon Wang
Biomolecules: 2019, 9(4);
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Da-Ham Kim, Min-Ji Kim, Dae-Woon Kim, Gi-Yoon Kim, Jong-Kuk Kim, Yoseph Asmelash Gebru, Han-Seok Choi, Young-Hoi Kim, Myung-Kon Kim
Molecules: 2019, 24(4);
[PubMed:30769845] [] [DOI] (I e)

Oyunjargal Tumurbaatar, Surina Bo, Oyundelger Ganzorig, Kensuke Miyazaki, Takashi Yoshida
N-glycans in Toxicodendron vernicifluum lacquer laccase.
Carbohydr. Res.: 2019, 474;57-66
[PubMed:30738956] [] [DOI] (I p)

Meichen Li, Yanhua Fan, Ting Zhong, Ping Yi, Chengcheng Fan, Andong Wang, Jianyu Liu, Yongnan Xu
The protective effects of vernicilignan A, a new flavonolignan isolated from Toxicodendron vernicifluum on SH-SY5Y cells against oxidative stress-induced injury.
Fitoterapia: 2019, 134;81-87
[PubMed:30690126] [] [DOI] (I p)



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