What is Ox-Knee Root or Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae?
- Basic Botanical data and Identification of Ox-Knee Root.
- Origin of Ox-knee root.
- Phytochemicals and Main constituents.
- Functions and Medicinal Uses of Ox-knee root in TCM.
- Applications of Ox-knee root.
- Pharmacology of Ox-knee root Constituents:Inokosterone and Ecdysterone.
- How to use Ox-knee Root:Dosage and Administration.
- Reference Materials of Ox-knee Root.
- Modern Researches of Ox-knee Root.
- Research Update:Ox-knee Root.
Applications and Properties:
Blood circulation and detumescence.
Down direction herb guider.
Scarce and difficult disease.
Pupal abduction and Prompt ecdysis.
Control blood sugar.
Prompt protein synthesis.
Treat amenorrhea (abnormal absence or suppression of menses), dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation).
Treat lumbago due to deficiency of kidneys, debility of the waist and knees due to long obstruction of qi there.
Treat strangury, edema, dysuria (difficult or painful discharge of urine).
Treat syndromes due to flaring-up of fire or heat and hyperactivity of fire due to yin-deficiency.
Promotes blood circulation to regulate menstruation, nourishes the liver and kidneys, strengthens bones and muscles, induces diuresis to cure strangury (a painful discharge of urine, drop by drop) and conducts fire (blood) downward.
Dosage:6-15 g. Decoct this herb for oral administration.
Safety and Toxicity:
Toxicity:Inokosterone.LD50,Lethal dose,Intraperitoneal injection.mouse.7.8 grams/kg. Toxicity:Ecdysterone.LD50,Lethal dose,Intraperitoneal injection.male mouse.6.4 grams/kg.LD50,Lethal dose,Oral.male mouse.>9 grams/kg.
Research suggests that ox-knee root can cause dilation of the cervix and so this herb should not be used by pregnant women or anyone with menorrhagia.It should also be avoided by anyone suffering from spermatorrhea due to deficiency of the kidneys or anyone with loose stools due to deficiency of the spleen.
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