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Rhizoma seu Herba Pteridis Dactylinae

掌羽凤尾蕨
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Name

Jin Ji Wei (Rhizoma seu Herba Pteridis Dactylinae)

Sources

The drug is the dried whole plant of Pteris dactylina Hook. (family Pteridaceae), growing along gullies and rock sutures at shady places of mountains, and distributed in Gansu, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Xizang of China.

Constituents

The aerial part contains pterosin B, F, O, Q, and 2β, 15α-dihydroxyent-kaur-16-ene, creticoside A, B, and 2β, 16α-dihydroxy-ent-kaurane.

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The Effect of Rhizoma seu Herba Pteridis Dactylinae

Actions

It is used to clear away toxic heat, to promote diuresis and arrest convulsion; for the treatment of dysentery, diarrhea, enteritis, parotitis, lymphadenitis, infantile convulsion, bite by mad dog, abnormal leukorrhea, edema.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g.