Folium Apocyni Veneti

 

Source
Leaf of Apocynum venetum L., family Apocynaceae.

Characteristics
Leaf appearing as shrunken and broken pieces. The complete blade elliptical to oblong-lanceolate, 2-5 cm long, 0.5-2.0 cm broad, grey-green; apex obtuse, aristulate; base obtuse rounded or cuneate; maigin serrulate, usually revolute. Petiole about 4 mm long. Bland and astringent in taste, cool in nature, and attributive to liver channel.

Indication
1. Calm the liver and clear away heat: For sthenia of liver-yang manifested as headache, dizziness, conjunctivitis, irritability and insomnia. Recently, used for hypertension.
2. Relieve cough and dyspnea: For cough of wind-heat type, chronic cough and dyspnea.
3. Promote diuresis: For edema and dysuria.

Pharmacological Action
Lowering blood pressure in dogs with renal hypertension.

Administration Decoction: 3-9g;
may be used as daily drink.


   

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