Fructus Adinne

 

Source
The infructescence of Adina rubella Hance, family Rubiaceae.

Characteristics
Infructescence globular, 0.3-1.0 cm in diameter densely bearing numerous small capsules forming coarse globules like bayberry. Small capsule cuneate, 0.3 cm long, with 5-lobed persistent calyxes at the tip, the lobes protruded like spines. Bitter and astringent in taste and cool in nature.

Indication
1. Clear away heat and toxic materials: For diarrhea and dysentery of dampness-heat type, sorethroat, mumps, and common cold of wind-heat type. Recently, also for typhoid fever and trichomonas vaginitis.
2. Disperse blood stasis and alleviate pain: For trauma and toothache. In addition, local washing with decoction for eczema.

Pharmacological Action
Alcoholic extract of its root inhibits the growth of cervix carcinoma and leukemia 615 in mice.

Administration Decoction: 3-9g of flower or 9-15g of root.


   

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