Radix Acanthopanacis Senticosi

The root or rhizome of Acanthopanax Senticosus (Rupr. et Maxim) Harms, family Araliaceae.

4-08.jpg (7033 bytes)Rhizome irregularly terete, tubercular, 1.4-4.2 cm in d meter. Root twisted, 3.5-12 cm long, 0.3-1.5 cm in diameter, its cork thin and easily separated, grey-brown, coarse, with fine and longitudinal grooves. Fracture surface yellow-white and fibrous. Aromatic in odour. Acrid and slightly bitter in taste, warm in nature.

1. Expel wind and dampness, strengthen the tendons and born For chronic rheumatism with flaccidity of extremities, infantile paralysis.

2. Nourish the heart and tranquilize the mind: For deficiency of heart manifested as insomnia, dreaminess and palpitation; and for sea-sickness, or adverse reaction at high attitude or under low temperature and deep water.

4-08-1.jpg (1696 bytes)3. Benefit vital energy: For spleen-deficiency with poor appetite, loose stools and fatigue. Recently, also used for leukocytopenia, coronary heart disease, chronic bronchitis, thromboangiitis obliterans, or as a subsidiary of anti-carcinogenic drugs or X-ray therapy for tumor.

Pharmacological Action
1. improving tolerance to fatigue.

2. Increasing the body resistance against diseases.

3. Anti-inflammatory.

4. LD50 is 4.75g/kg in mice.

Decoction: 8-15g. Tablet: 3-4 tablets tid

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