Traditional Chinese Medicine For Colds, Rheumatism And Headache

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Rhizoma et Radix Notoperygii (Qianghuo in Chinese also name as Qiang Qing and Tui Feng Shi Zhe (Yang, A. (nd)) is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine providing anti-rheumatic and pain-relieving herb in treating colds, rheumatism and headache (Yaping, W. & Huang, L.-F. 2015; Yang, A. nd; Namba,T., Gu, Z.-M., Zhou,G.-C., Wang,T.-Z.,Huo,M. and Komatsu,K.1995). Commercial names according to their appearance are “Chuan- qiang, Xi-qiang, Can-qiang, Zhu-jie-qiang, Da-tou qiang and Taio-qiang” (Yang, A. nd; Namba,T., Gu, Z.-M., Zhou,G.-C., Wang,T.-Z.,Huo,M. and Komatsu,K.1995). Qiang huo is first mentioned in shen-nong-ben-cao-jing as alternative name as duo huo (Namba,T., Gu, Z.-M., Zhou,G.-C., Wang,T.-Z.,Huo,M. and Komatsu,K.1995). Till…show more content…
and Komatsu,K. 1995); Whereas NF grows in low attitude mountain in an open sunny with thick soil in Sichuan, Qinghai, Shanxi and Henan (Yang, A. nd) province (Yaping, W. & Huang, L.-F. 2015;), as NF expose to sun more in low attitude about 1600 meters, the plant grows faster and has light brown skin color, dense ring on rhizome near root area with longitudinal wrinkles and pore with less clear dense ring and less fragrance(Namba,T., Gu, Z.-M., Zhou,G.-C., Wang,T.-Z.,Huo,M. and Komatsu,K. 1995) . Preparation of the herb Qiang huo can be picked up at spring and fall. It is the crude herb that is required to go through impurities removal, washing, infiltrating equally and cut into thick slice and dry under the sun (Yang, A. nd). Quality of herb A good quality of qiang huo physically present brown skin and yellow white internal wood, light weight and easily break with strong fragrance. In the basic guideline of the pharmacopeia of China (2010), volatile oil has been modified drop from 2.8% (ml/g) to not less than 1.4% (ml/g) according to volatile oil determiniation appendix XD. In Guan, Y.-L. (2006) study, the average of the volatile oil of NI from Sichuan ganzi is average 2.50% (ml/g) the highest is only 2.79 % (ml/g) among 6 samples. In Chinese Medicine point of view, “Each herb: first differentiate its
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