Dan Zhu Ye

Lopatheri Herba, Lophatherum

Dosage

6-9g.

Toxicity

LD50: 64.5g/kg (mice/oral feeding/herb decoction) (1)

Chemical Composition

Arundoin; Cylindrin; Taraxerol; Friedelin. (2)

Precautions

Contraindications: Cold in persons of a weak constitution.
Exercise caution when administering to patients without excessive fire or damp-heat.

Pharmacology

Anti-pyretic effect

Fed to rats, Dan Zhu Ye extract has an anti-pyretic effect. (3)

Diuretic effect

Administering the water decoction of 10 grams of Dan Zhu Ye to a healthy person has only a slight diuretic effect, but it does increase the chloride content in urine output. (4)

Anti-bacterial effect

Dan Zhu Ye has an inhibitory effect on Staphylococcus aureus and hemolytic streptococcus. (5)

Other effects

Dan Zhu Ye can raise the blood sugar level. (6)

References

  1. Editorial Committee of Chinese Materia Medica. State Drug Administration of ChinaChinese Materia Medica. Shanghai: Science and Techonology Press; 1998.
  2. Editorial Committee of Chinese Materia Medica. State Drug Administration of ChinaChinese Materia Medica. Shanghai: Science and Techonology Press; 1998.
  3. Editorial Committee of Chinese Materia Medica. State Drug Administration of ChinaChinese Materia Medica. Shanghai: Science and Techonology Press; 1998.
  4. Editorial Committee of Chinese Materia Medica. State Drug Administration of ChinaChinese Materia Medica. Shanghai: Science and Techonology Press; 1998.
  5. Editorial Committee of Chinese Materia Medica. State Drug Administration of ChinaChinese Materia Medica. Shanghai: Science and Techonology Press; 1998.
  6. Editorial Committee of Chinese Materia Medica. State Drug Administration of ChinaChinese Materia Medica. Shanghai: Science and Techonology Press; 1998.