- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Viola yedoensis
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Viola yedoensis in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Viola yedoensis
Viola yedoensis in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Zihuadiding
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Viola Herb
Specific Name : Herba violae
Collection : The drug is collected in spring and autum, removed from foreign matter and dried in the sun.
Description : Frequently crumpled into masses. The main root long conical, 1 - 3mm in diameter, pale yellowish-brown with fine longitudinal wrinkles. Leaves basal, greyish green when whole, lanceolate or ovate lanceolate, 1.5 - 6cm long, 1 - 2cm wide, apex obtuse, base truncate or somewhat cordate, margins obtusely serrate, both surfaces pubescent, petioles slender, 2 - 6cm long, the upper part with distinct narrow wings. Pedicels slender, petals 5, purple or pale brown, hypanthium, slender tubular. Capsule elliptical or spliting into three, numerous seeds, pale brown, odour slight taste slightly bitter and sticky.
Identification : Transverse section of leaf: The upper epidermal cells relatively large, tangentially elongated, the outer walls thickened and the inner walls mucilaginous, frequently swollen into semi circle. The lower epidermal cells smaller, occasionally having mucilage cells, the upper and lower epidermis bearing unicellular non-glandular hairs. 32 - 240µm long, 24 - 32µm in diameter with short cuticle striations. Palisade cells 2 - 3 rows, spongy cells, subcircular, containing cluster of calcium oxalate, 11 - 40µm in diameter. Midrib bundles collateral, the inner side of the upper and lower epidermis having 1 - 2 layers of collenchymatous cells.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, wash, cut into pieces and dry.
Action : To remove toxic heat, to reduce heat from blood, and to induce subsidence of swelling.
Indication : carbuncles, boils, erysipelas and other cutaneous and subcutaneous pyogenic infections; venomous snake bite
Dosage : 15 to 30 g; for external use, appropriate quantity of the fesh herb to be pounded into paste and applied topically.
Storage : Preserve in a dry place.
Synonymns for Viola yedoensis
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Evidence or the Use of Viola yedoensis in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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