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Market name:蚕羌
Photo location:Museum of Materia Medica, Inst. of Nat. Med.
TMPW No.:13110
Notopterygium incisum
Plant name:Notopterygium incisum
Photo location:Sichuan Prov., China
Photo date:2000
Photographer:K. Komatsu

Latin name Notopterygii Rhizoma
Botanical source: Family name Umbelliferae
Botanical source: Plant name - Notopterygium incisum K.C.Ting ex H.T.Chang (IPNI:845199-1)
- Notopterygium forbesii H.Boissieu (IPNI:845196-1)
Part used Rhizome
Empirical criteria for quality selection The best one is CANQIANG in CN (SANKYO in JP) which has rhizomes that resemble silkworms in shape. It is produced in Sichuan Province.
Constituents Other aliphatic and related compounds:

Steroid saponins & Sapogenins:

trans-Ferulic acid

Isoimperatorin, Bergapten, Cnidilin, p-Hydroxyphenethyl anisate, Notopterol, Notoptol, Bergaptol, Nodakenetin, Nodakenin, Decuroside V, Bergamottin, 6'-O-(trans-feruloyl)-Nodakenin, Bergaptol-O-β-glucopyranoside, Demethylfuropinnarin
N. incisum: Angelical
N. forbesii: Bergaptol-O-β-D-glucopyranoside, 6'-O-trans-Feruloylnodakenin

Pharmacological effects Unknown
Indications As a painkiller, antispasmodic and metabolic promoter, it is applied to treat headache, arthralgia, rheumatism, partial paralysis and general pain.
Diseases Common cold, Chill, Fever, Headache, Swelling and pain of joint, Rheumatism
Formulas kufugedokusan , keibohaidokusan , jingyokyokatsuto , seishitsuketanto , seijokentsuto , senkanmeimokuto , senkyuchachosan , sokeikakketsuto , daibofuto , dokkatsuto , nijutsuto , bunshinkiin , reitakutsukito , reitakutsukitokashin'i
Meridian tropism Urinary bladder, Kidney
Property Warm
Flavor Acrid/pungent, Bitter
Classification in "Shen-non Ben-cao Jing" Superior
TCM: Classification Diaphoretics (Diaphoretics with warm property)
TCM: Medicinal effects To relieve pain and rheumatic conditions.
Used for headache in common cold, rheumatic arthralgia and aching of the back and shoulders.
Remarks Listed in the Japanese Pharmacopoeia 18th ed.
DNA sequences of medicinal plants
Gene Region
Nuclear Chloroplast Mitochondria
Botanical source: Plant name 5Ss 18S ITS1 5.8S ITS2 26S others trnH-psbA matK trnK trnK-rps16 trnT-L trnL trnL-F rbcL rpoC1 ndhF others
Notopterygium forbesii H.Boissieu (IPNI:845196-1)
Notopterygium incisum K.C.Ting ex H.T.Chang (IPNI:845199-1)


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