|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:
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|
|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.|