Radix Pulsatillae

 

Source
Root of Pulsatdla chinensis (Bunge) Regel, family Ranunculaceae.

Characteristics
Root subterete or conical, slightly twisted, 6-20 cm long, 0.5-2.0 cm in diameter; root stock enlarged, with withered concave scars and relic petiole, covered by white hairs. Rigid and fragile in texture. Bitter in taste, cold in nature, and attributive to large intestine channel.

Indication
Clear away heat and toxic material, cool the blood: For dysentery, especially those of intense heat type. Recently, generally used for acute bacillary or aniebic dysentery, usually used together with RhtzQma Coptidis, Cortex Phellodendri and Cortex Fraxini (Decoction of Pulsatillae).

Pharmacological Action
1. It's bacteriostatic effect is synergetic to that of streptomycin. Proanemonin and anemonin are the two bacteriostatic components.
2. Inhibitory on the grbwth of amoeba completely with 1:40 decoction in vitro.
3. Sedative and analgesic.
4. Okinalein and okinalin, two other active components, possess similar effect as digitalis.

Administration Decoction: 6-15g.


   

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