CHINESE MEDICINE NEWS January, 2008 | CHINESE MEDICINE NEWS


Corn fungus may fight childhood cancer

January 27, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

corn2.jpgCM NEWS – German researchers have successfully isolated a toxin from a common corn fungus which could bring hope in treating neuroblastoma, a tumour of the nervous system in children. Read more

Electric acupuncture helps insomnia

January 24, 2008  
Filed under Acupuncture

sishenchongCM NEWS – Using electric acupuncture to needle 4 “extraordinary” acupoints on the top of the head might have impressive effect on treating insomnia, a recent study indicates.

Researchers at the Shandong Provincial Hospital in China evaluated the clinical therapeutic effect of electric acupuncture at a set of 4 acupoints Sishencong (EX-HN 1, “Four Brightening Spirits”, 四神聰) on insomnia. Read more

Lingzhi slows progress of Alzheimer’s

January 23, 2008  
Filed under Aging

CM NEWS – The legendary mushroom has been shown to have another potential therapeutic function: to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

Medical plants ‘face extinction’, magnolia included

January 19, 2008  
Filed under Dietary

BBC – Hundreds of medicinal plants are at risk of extinction, threatening the discovery of future cures for disease, according to experts.

Over 50% of prescription drugs are derived from chemicals first identified in plants. Read more

Lingzhi spores products’ breakage rate questioned

January 17, 2008  
Filed under TCM use & research

CM NEWS, Hong Kong Consumer Council release – Are products of lingzhi spores????as good as their manufacturers’ claim? One claim seemingly universal among the manufacturers is the assertion over the breakage rate of the spores – that each and every spore and its wall are fully broken or cracked open purportedly to maximize the efficacy of the product. Read more

Bilingual Terms – Stems

January 15, 2008  
Filed under Uncategorised

?(?)?? (Stems)
1 ??? Gaulis Trachelospermi Jasminoidis Chinese Starasmine Stem; Confederate-Jasmine Stem
2 ??? Caulis Perillae Argutae Cutivated Purple Perilla Stem
3 ??? Caulis Perillae Frutescentis Common Perilla Stem
4 ??? Caulis et Folium Euonymi Fortunei Fortune Euonymus Stem and Leaf
5 ??? Caulis et Folium Euonymi Japonici (????) Japanese Spindletree Stem and Leaf; Evergreen Euonymus Stem and Leaf
6 ????? Caulis et Folium Euonymi Subsessilis (????) Sessile Spindle-tree Stem and Leaf
7 ??? Ramulus Euonymi (??) Winged Euonymus Twig
8 ?? Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiabarktree Twig; Cassia Twig
9 ??? Lignum Cinnamomi Camphorae Camphor Wood
10 ??? Caulis Parthenocissi Tricuspidatae Japanese Creeper Stem or Root; Boston Ivy Stem or Root
11 ??? Gaulis Piperis Kadsurae Kadsura Pepper Twig and Leaf
12 ??? Caulis Seu Herba Piperis Wallichii Wallich Papper Twig and Leaf
13 ??? Ramulus et Folium Piperis Puberuli Hairy Pepper Twig and Leaf (???;??????)
14 ??? Herba Buddlejae Lindleyanae Lindley Butterflybush
15 ?? Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae Resinatum (???) Agalloch Raglewood
16 ?? Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum (???) Chinese Eaglewood
17 ??? Caulis Polygoni Multiflori Tuber Fleeceflower Stem
18 ??? Caulis Polygoni Aubertii Aubert Knotweed Stem (???;??????)
19 ?? Ramulus Uncariae Rhynchophyllae cum Uncis Sharpleaf Uncaria Stem With Hooks
20 ???? Ramulus Uncariae Macrophyllae cum Uncis Largeleaf Uncaria Stem With Hooks
21 ??? Ramulus Uncariae Hirsutae cum Uncis Hirsute Uncaria Stem With Hooks
22 ??? Ramulus Uncariae Sinensis cum Uncis Chinese Uncaria Stem With Hooks
23 ????? Ramulus Uncariae Sessilifructi cum Uncis White Uncaria Stem With Hooks
24 ??? Caulis Erycibes Erycibe;Obtuse-leaf Erycibe Stem
25 ????? Caulis Erycibes Schmidtii Schmidt Erycibe
26 ??? Caulis Spatholobi Suberect Spatholobus Stem; Stem of Suberect Spatholobus
27 ?? Lignum Sappan Sappan Wood; Sappan Caesalpinia
28 ?? Lignum Dalbergiae Odoriferae Rosewood Heart Wood
29 ?? Lignum Santali Albi Sandalwood
30 ??? Lignum Pterocarpi Santalini Red Sandal-wood; Sandalwood Padauk
31 ??? Spina Gleditsiae Chinese Honeylocust Spine
32 ??? Caulis Aeschynomenes Indicae (???) Common Aeschynomene Stem
33 ?? Caulis Akebiae Akabia Stem
34 ???? Caulis Akebiae Trifoliatae Threeleaf Akebia
35 ??? Caulis Akebiae Australis Austral Akebia
36 ??? Caulis Clematidis Armandii (???) Armand Clematis Stem;Stem of Armand Clematis
37 ??? Caulis Clematidis Montanae (?????) Anemone Clematis Stem
38 ??? Caulis Sargentodoxae Sargentgloryvine;Stem of Sargentgloryvine
39 ???? Caulis Clematidis Orientalis (?????) Oriental Clematis Stem (??????????????1982??)
40 ??? Gaulis Aristolochiae Manshuriensis Manchurian Dutchmanspipe Stem
41 ??? Folium et Cacumen Murrayae Pan-iculatae Paniculate Jasminorange Twig and Leaf
42 ??? Caulis Aritolochiae Debilis Dutchmanspipe Vine
43 ??? Ramulus et Folium Hederae Nepalensis Chinese Ivy Herb
44 ?? Medulla Tetrapanacis Rice Paper Plant Pith
45 ??? Ramulus et Folium Schefferae Arboricolae Scandent Scheffera Twig and Leaf
46 ??? Ramulus et Folium Schefferae Kwangsiensis Guangxi Scheffera Twig and Leaf (???;??????1977??)
47 ??? Medulla Stachyuri Himalici (???) Himalayan Stachyurus Pith
48 ??? Medulla Stachyuri Chinensis (??????) Chinese Stachyurus Pith
49 ??? Medulla Helwingiae Japonicae (?????) Japanese Helwingia Pith
50 ?? Ramulus Persicae Peach Twig (??;??????)
51 ??? Ramulus Pruni Davidianae David Peach Twig (??;??????)
52 ??? Caulis Rubi Idaei (?????) Red Raspberry Stem (???;??????)
53 ??? Caulis Mahoniae (??????) Leatherleaf Mahonia Stem
54 ????? Caulis Impatientis Garden Balsam Stem
55 ??? Caulis Crotonis Tiglii Purging Croton Stem
56 ???? Caulis Crotonis Tomentosi Tomentose Croton Stem
57 ??? Caulis et Folium Clerodendri Bungei Rose Glorybower Twig and Leaf
58 ???? Ramulus et Folium Clerodendri Trichotomi Harlequin Glorybower Twig and Leaf
59 ??? Folium et Cacumen Murrayae Exoticae Common Jasminorange Twig and Leaf
60 ??? Caulis Lonicerae Japanese Honeysuckle Stem
61 ??? Caulis et Folium Cucurbitae Moschatae Cushaw Stem and Leaf (???;??????????)
62 ??? Caulis Cucumis Sativi Cucumber Stem
63 ?? Ramulus et Folium Picrasmae Indian Quassawood Twig and Leaf (??;??????)
64 ??? Caulis Gneti Montani Common Jointfir Stem (???;??????)
65 ??? Ramulus et Folium Jasmini Elongati Elongate Jasmine Twig and Leaf
66 ?? Ramulus Mori Mulberry Twig; White Mulberry Twig
67 ??? Ramulus et Folium Fici Pumilae Climbing Fig Twig and Leaf
68 ????? Ramulus et Folium Fici Pumilae Immaturus Immatere Twig and Leaf of Climbing Fig
69 ???? Caulis Kadsurae Interioris Interius Kadura Stem (????;??????)
70 ?? Caulis Fibraureae Common Fibraureae Stem (??;??????)
71 ??? Caulis Tinosporae Sinensis (?????) Chinese Tinospora Stem
72 ??? Caulis Sinomenii Ovientvine Stem
73 ??? Cacumen Tamaricis Chinensis Chinese Taamarisk Twig and Leaf
74 ??? Caulis Opuntiae Dillenii Cholla Stem
75 ??? Caulis Echinopsis Multiplicis Maltiple Hedgehogcactus Stem
76 ??? Caulis Eleocharitis Dulcis Waternut Stem
77 ?? Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Bamboo Shavings (??;??????)
78 ??? Caulis Phyllostachydis in Taeniam Henon Bamboo Shavings (??;??????)
79 ????? Caulis Sinocalami in Taeniam Hairy Sinocalamus Shavings (??;??????)
80 ?? Lignum Pini Nodi Chinese Pine Nodular Branch
81 ??? Cacumen Platycladi Leaf and Twig of Chinese Arborvitae
82 ?? Ramulus Sophorae Japonicae Japanese Pagodatree Twig (??;??????)

Bilingual Terms – Plants

January 15, 2008  
Filed under Uncategorised

??? (Plant)
1 ??? Herba Plantaginis Asiatic Plantain Herb
2 ??? Herba Plantaginis Depressae Depressed Plantain Herb
3 ??? Herba Sarcandrae Glabrae Glabrous Scrcandra Herb(???;??????)
4 ?? Herba Chloranthi Serrati Serrate Chloranthus Herb
5 ??? Herba Lobeliae Chinensis Chinese Lobelia Herb
6 ???? Herba Bupleuri Marginat Bambooleaf Thorowax Herb(????;??????)
7 ?? Herba Seu Radix Oenanthes Javanicae Javan Waterdropwort Herb or Root
8 ?? Herba Apii Graveolentis Wildcelery Herb
9 ?? Herba Coriander Satvi Coriander Herb
10 ???? Herba Conii Maculati Poisonhemlock Herb
11 ??? Herba Hydrocotyles Lawn Pennywout Herb
12 ??? Herba Hydrocotyles Batrachii Batrachileaf Pennywort Herb
13 ??? Herba Centellae Asiaticae Asiatic Pennywort Herb
14 ??? Herba Agrimoniae Hairyvein Agrimonia Herb; Herb of Hairyvein Agrimonia
15 ?? Herba Duchesneae Indicae Indian Mockstrawberry Herb
16 ?? Herba Potentillae Kleinianae Klein Cinquefoil Herb
17 ?? Herba Rubi Parvifolii Japanese Raspberry Herb
18 ??? Herba Potentillae Chinensis Chinese Cinquefoil Herb (???;??????)
19 ??? Herba Potentillae Discoloris Discolor Cinquefoil Herb
20 ????? Herba Potentillae Freynianae Freyn Cinquefoil Herb
21 ????? Herba Hedyotis Spreading Hedyotis Herb
22 ?????? Herba Hedyotis Corymbosae Corymbose Hedyotis Herb
23 ??? Herba Serissae Serissoidis Serissa Herb
24 ??? Herba Serissae Japonicae June Snow Herb
25 ??? Herba et Radix Paederiae Scandentis Chinese Fevervine Herb and Root
26 ??? Herba Psychotriae Serpentis Creeping Psychotria Herb
27 ??? Herba Ixorae Chinensis Chinese Ixora Herb
28 ??? Herba Galii Echinospermi Spinyfruit Catchweed Bedstraw Herb
29 ??? Herba Galii Teneri Tender Catchweed Bedstraw Herb
30 ??? Herba Adinae Piluliferae Pilular Adina Herb
31 ?? Herba Hedyotidis Auricularis Auricled Hedyotis Herb
32 ?? Herba Euphorbiae Helioscopiae Sun Euphorbia Herb
33 ??? Herba Euphorbiae Ensulae Leafy Euphorbia Herb
34 ??? Herba Euphorbiae Humifusae Humifuse Euphorbia Herb;Humifuse Chamaescyce Herb (???;??????)
35 ??? Herba Euphorbiae Hirtae Garden Euphorbia Herb; Garden Chamaesyce Herb (???;??????)
36 ??? Herba Euphorbiae Maculatae American Euphorbia Herb; American Chamaesyce Herb (???;??????)
37 ??? Herba Phyllanthi Ussuriensis Ussur Leafflower Herb
38 ??? Herba Phyllanthi Urinariae Common Leafflower Herb
39 ???? Herba Pedilanthi Tithymaloidis Redbird Shipperf Lower Herb
40 ??? Herba Acalyphae Australis Copperleaf Herb; Threeseed Mercury Herb
41 ????? Herba Speranskiae Tuberculatae (??) Tuberculate Speranskia Herb
42 ??? Herba Cloxylonis Indici Indian Cloxylon Herb
43 ??? Herba Shuteriae Pampaninianae Pampanin Shuteria Herb (???;??????)
44 ??? Herba Abri Cantoniensis Canton Abrus Herb (???;??????1977??)
45 ???? Herba Abri Mollis Hairy Abrus Herb
46 ??? Herba Crotalariae Sessiliflorae Pedicel-less Rattle-box Herb;Blueflower Crotalaria Herb (???;??????1977??)
46 ??? Herba Crotalariae Sessiliflorae Pedicel-less Rattle-box Herb;Blueflower Crotalaria Herb (???;??????1977??)
47 ??? Herba et Radix Medicaginis Alfalfa Herb;Lucerne Herba
48 ??? Herba Medicaginis Polymorphae Thoothed Burr Medick Herb
49 ??? Herba Oxytropis Chiliopgyllae Whorledleaf Crazyweed Herb (???;??????)
50 ??? Herba Astragali Sinici Chinese Milkvetch Herb; Chinese Clover Herb
51 ??? Herba Sophorae Alopecuroidis Foxtail-like Sophora Herb (???;??????1977??)
52 ?? Herba Sesbaniae Cannabinae Common Sesbania Herb
53 ???? Herba Desmodii Styracifolii Snowbellleaf Tickclover Herb
54 ??? Herba Tadehagi Triquetri Triquetrous Tadehagi Herb
55 ??? Herba Mimosae Pudicae Sensitiveplant Herb
56 ??? Herba Chelidonii Maji Greater Celandine Herb
57 ??? Herba Macleayae Cordatae Pink Plumepoppy Herb
58 ??? Herba Corydalis Bungeanae Bunge Corydalis Herb (???;??????)
59 ???? Herba Corydalis Strictae Erect Corydalis Herb (????;??????)
60 ????? Herba Corydalis Taliensis Tali Corydalis Herb
61 ?? Herba Urticae Fissae Nettle Herb; Lobedleaf Nettle
62 ?? Herba Ludwigiae Adscendenti Water Primrose Herb
63 ?? Herba Ludwigiae Hyssopifoliae Hyssopus-leaf Seedbox Herb
64 ??? Herba Taxilli Chinensis;Herba Taxilli Chinese Taxillus Herb; Twig and Leaf of Chinese Taxillus
65 ????? Herba Taxilli Sutchuenensis Sutchen Taxillus Herb; Szechwan Taxillus Herb
66 ????? Herba Taxilli Duclouxii Ducloux Taxillus Herb
66 ????? Herba Taxilli Nigrantis Hairyleaf Taxillus Herb
67 ??? Herba Taxilli Delavayi Delavay Taxillus Herb; Willow Taxillus Herb
68 ??? Herba Visci Colorati Colored Mistletoe Herb
69 ??? Herba Visci Ovalifolii Ovalleaf Mistletoe Herb
70 ??? Herba Thesii Chinensis Chinese Bastardtoadflax Herb
71 ?? Folium et Caulis Fagopyri Esculenti Common Buckwheat Leaf and Stem
72 ?? Herba Polygoni Avicularis Common Knotweed Herb
73 ??? Herba Polygoni Plebeii Plebeian Knotweed Herb
74 ?? Herba Polygoni Hydropiperis Marshpeper Smartweed Herb; Red-Knees Herb
75 ?? Herba Polygoni Longiseti Longseta Knotweed Herb
76 ??? Herba Polygoni Chinensis Chinese Knotweed Herb
77 ????? Herba Polygoni Hispidi Chinese Hispid Knotweed Herb
78 ??? Herba Polygoni Perfoliati Perfoliate Knotweed Herb (???;??????)
79 ??? Herba Aristolochiae Mollissimae Wooly Datchmanspipe Herb
80 ?? Herba Asari Mandshurici Manchurian Wildginger Herb; Herb of Manchurian Wildginger
81 ???? Herba Asari Seoulensis Seoul Siebold Wildginger Herb
82 ??? Herba Asari Sieboldii Siebold Wildginger Herb
83 ?? Herba Asari Forbesii Forbes Wildginger Herb
84 ??? Herba Achyranthis Asperae Common Achyranthes Herb (???;??????1977??)
85 ????? Herba Alternantherae Philoxeroidis Alligator Alternanthera Herb
86 ?? Herba Basellae Rubrae Red Vinespinach Herb
87 ??? Herba Erodii Stephaniani Common Herons Bill Herb
88 ????? Herba Geranii Wilfordii Wilfford Cranesbill Herb
89 ???? Herba Geranii Caroliniani Carolina Geranium Herb
90 ??? Herba Taraxaci Mongolici Mongolian Dandelion Herb

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