Bulbus Iphigeniae

 

Source
The bulb of Iphigenia indica Kunth et Benth. family Liliaceae.

Characteristics
The bulb appearing as ovate-conical, acute at the top and flattened at the base, 1.0-1.5 cm in diameter of the wide area. Surface yellow-white and smooth, with a longitudinal groove on the lateral side. Section white and farinaceous. Sweet and bitter in taste, slightly cold in nature, toxic and attributive to liver, lung and stomach channels.

Indication
Clear away heat and toxic material, soften the hard masses and disperse the lumps: For skin infection, scrofula, snake bite etc. Recently, also used for cancer of the breast, thyroid, skin, cervix, nasopharynx and esophagus, and lymphosarcoma.

Pharmacological Action
Colchicine, one of its active components, and its derivatives exert an inhibiting effect on various kinds of sarcoma and parenchymatous liver cancer in experimental animals. It serves as an inhibitor in the intermediate stage of cellular mitosis.

Administration Decoction:
2-3g.
Tablet (containing coichicine amide 2.5mg) : 5mg qid, total dosage 0.4-0.6g.
Ampoule (containing clochincine amide 10 mg): 10 mg IV for drips daily, total dosage 0.2-0.3g.

Caution
This herb may cause nausea, vomiting, general pain, palpitation baldness, etc. or even leukocytopenia, so the dosage should be limited.


   

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