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Myrica Rubra Bark
Myrica Rubra Bark
TMPW No.:8045

Latin name Myricae Cortex
Botanical source: Family name Myricaceae
Botanical source: Plant name Myrica rubra Siebold et Zuccarini (IPNI:585602-1)
Part used Bark
Empirical criteria for quality selection  
Constituents Flavones & Flavonols:
Myricetin 1.5%, Myricitrin

About 15%
Pharmacological effects Diuresis, vasoconstriction (myricitrin, myricetin).
Indications Being astringent, bactericide, insecticide and antidote, it is folklorically used to treat diarrhea internally, bruise and topically applied to painful swelling. It is also used as a dye.
Diseases Diarrhea, Contusion
Formulas yohakusan
Meridian tropism  
Classification in "Shen-non Ben-cao Jing"  
TCM: Classification  
TCM: Medicinal effects Astringent, Antidiarrheal, Detoxicant
Remarks Listed in the Japanese standards for non-pharmacopoeial crude drugs 2018.


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