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Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim.

  • Weici Tang
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand
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Abstract

Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim. (Cucurbitaceae) and several other Trichosanthes species are used in traditional Chinese medicine. The following items concerning Trichosanthes species are officially listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia:
  • Tianhuafen, Radix Trichosanthis, is the dry roots of T. kirilowii or T. japonica Regel collected in the fall and winter. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine as an antiphlogistic. It was also found to be effective as an abortifacient.

  • Gualou, Fructus Trichosanthis, is the dry ripe fruits of T. kirilowii or T. rosthornii Harms. The fruits are harvested in the fall when they have become ripe and are to be used as an antipyretic and expectorant, and in the treatment of constipation.

  • Gualouzi, Semen Trichosanthis, is the dry ripe seeds of T. kirilowii or T. rosthornii collected in the fall. They are used as an expectorant and in the treatment of constipation.

  • Gualoupi, Pericarpium Trichosanthis, is the dry pericarp of the ripe fruits of T. kirilowii or T. rosthornii, used as an expectorant.

Keywords

Laser Raman Spectroscopy Trimester Abortion Pregnant Rabbit Citraconic Anhydride Circulate Progesterone Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weici Tang
    • 1
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand
    • 1
  1. 1.Lebensmittelchemie und UmwelttoxikologieUniversität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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