Rhizoma Zedoariae

 

Source
The axial rhizome of Curcuma kwangsinensis S. G. Lee et C. F. Liang, C aromatica Salisb. and C zedoaria Rosc., family Zingiberaceae.

Characteristics
Rhizome oblong or long-ovate or broad-conical, the widest part 3 cm in diameter. Surface grey-yellow with annular nodes. Heavy and hard. Section light brown or deep green-yellow, with obvious rings in the endodermis. Acrid and bitter in taste warm in nature, and attributive to liver and lung channels.

Indication
Remove blood stasis, activate vital energy and relieve pain: For stagnation of blood or vital energy manifested as amenorrhea, meno~ rrhalgia, precordial pain, abdominal distention, pain and mass, trauma; recently usually used for hepatosplenomegaly. Also for carcinoma of cervix, ovary, liver, lung and breast, lymphosarcoma, hysteromyoma, etc.

Pharmacological Action
1. Its volatile oil and its components curcumenol, curdione and B-elemene destroy directly the Ehrlich-Ascites tumor and leukemia615 in mice.
2. Promoting phagocytosis of monocytes.
3. Dilating peripheral blood vessels, inhibiting aggregation of thrombocytes and thrombosis, and improving microcirculation.

Administration Decoction:
3-12g.
5% Oleum Zedoariae Ampoule: 5-10 ml topical injection qd for carcinoma of cervix.
1%Curcumenol Ampoule: 2-4 ml topical injection qd for carcinoma of cervix.
30% Zedoariae Ampoule: 100-300 ml IV for drips qd for various kinds of tumours.


   

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