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Lindera Root
Lindera Root
TMPW No.:505

Latin name Linderae Radix
Botanical source: Family name Lauraceae
Botanical source: Plant name Lindera strychnifolia Fernández-Villar (IPNI:465455-1)
Part used Root (tuberous root)
Empirical criteria for quality selection Both ends of good one are sharp and the central part is swollen. The one which is reddish-brown outside and white inside is called chestnut-like or potato-like. It is said to be excellent quality. (NI)
Constituents Other aliphatic and related compounds:
Linderic acid

Terpenoids (Essential oils):
Linderene, Isolinderene, Linderane, Lindenenone, Chamazulene, Linderazulene, Lindestrene, Isogermafurene, l-Borneol

Pharmacological effects Hyperperistalsis of intestinal tract.
Indications As an aromatic stomachic, antispasmodic, painkiller and tonic, it is applied to treat distending pain in the chest and abdomen, abdominal pain of cold type, indigestion and frequent urination due to cold of urinary bladder.
Diseases Pain due to abdominal coldness, Hernia, Dyspnea, Rapid breathing, Full stomach, Menorrhalgia, Frequent urination, Bed-wetting
Formulas uyakujunkisan , ureitsukisan , kyukichoketsuin , kyukichoketsuindaiichikagen , jurokumiryukiin , hachimisenkiho
Meridian tropism Spleen, Lung, Kidney, Urinary bladder
Property Warm
Flavor Acrid/pungent
Classification in "Shen-non Ben-cao Jing"  
TCM: Classification Drugs for regulating the flow of vital energy
TCM: Medicinal effects To smooth the flow of qi and relieve pain, and to warm and tonify the kidney and the urinary bladder.
For distending pain in the chest and abdomen accompanied by dyspnea, enuresis and frequency of urination due to hypofunction of the urinary bladder, hernia, and dysmenorrhea.
Remarks Listed in the Japanese Pharmacopoeia 18th ed.
The origin of Tendaiuyaku is in China. According to a legend, Xufu brought it to Nanki (South part of Kii peninsula), Japan during the Qin dynasty. It grows wild in warm areas of Japan.
References NI: N. Isshiki, Methods of Quality Evaluation and Preparation of Wakan-yaku, Tohodo Shoten, Tokyo, 1987.


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