Trachycarpus fortunei

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Historical Use of Trachycarpus fortunei

Trachycarpus fortunei in Traditional Chinese Medicine


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Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Petiole of Windmill-palm

Specific Name  : Petiolus trachycarpi

Scientific Name:
Collection  : The drug is collected from old decurrent petiole and sheath, removed off palm fibre and dried in the sun.

Description  : Long plate shaped, one side narrow and thick, another broad and thin, varying in size. Externally reddish brown, rough with longitudinal wrinkles, prominent fibres distinct on one surface, both sides of fibres bearing numerous brown hairs. Texture hard and pliable, uneasily broken, fracture fibrous. Odourless, taste weak.

Identification  : To 1g of the powder, add 20ml of water, heat for 5 minutes, filter, dilute the filtrate to 20 ml with water. To 1 ml of the filtrate add 2 - 3 drops of ferric chloride TS, a dark green flocculant precipitate is produced. To another 1 ml of the filtrate add 3 drops of sodium chloride in gelatin TS, a white trubidity is produced.

Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean and dry.Carbonized: Carbonized as described under the method for carbonizing by calcining (Appendix ll D)

Action  : To arrest bleeding.

Indication  : acute or chronic cough with dyspnea and copious expectoration; hemoptysis in consumptive dieseases

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 3 to 9 g, used after being processed.

Storage  : Preserve in a dry place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Yingying Liu, Xiaoli Wei, Zijing Zhou, Changchang Shao, Shicheng Su
Int J Environ Res Public Health: 2020, 17(2);
[PubMed:31936453] [] [DOI] (I e)

Bo Fu, Margaret R Baker, Qing X Li
Effect of N-Linked Glycosylation of Recombinant Windmill Palm Tree Peroxidase on Its Activity and Stability.
J. Agric. Food Chem.: 2018, 66(17);4414-4421
[PubMed:29648454] [] [DOI] (I p)

Shakeel Ahmed, Huimin Liu, Aqeel Ahmad, Waheed Akram, Eman K N Abdelrahman, Fengming Ran, Wuling Ou, Shuang Dong, Qian Cai, Qiyun Zhang, Xiaohua Li, Sheng Hu, Xuebo Hu
Front Microbiol: 2017, 8;1894
[PubMed:29046668] [] [DOI] (P e)

Changjie Chen, Weiwei Yin, Guicui Chen, Guangxiang Sun, Guohe Wang
Effects of Biodegradation on the Structure and Properties of Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) Fibers Using Different Chemical Treatments.
Materials (Basel): 2017, 10(5);
[PubMed:28772876] [] [DOI] (P e)

Boting Wen, Margaret R Baker, Hongwei Zhao, Zongjun Cui, Qing X Li
Expression and Characterization of Windmill Palm Tree (Trachycarpus fortunei) Peroxidase by Pichia pastoris.
J. Agric. Food Chem.: 2017, 65(23);4676-4682
[PubMed:28523913] [] [DOI] (I p)



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