[Chinese medicine name] mutong [English name] Akebiae Caulis. [Source] Wood cane dry stem cane of Akebia quinata (Thunb.) Decne. [Plant form] deciduous or semi-evergreen entangled vines, up to 3 meters. Branches gray, striped, stems with round protruding lenticels. Palmate compound leaves, often...Send Inquiry
[Chinese medicine name] mutong
[English name] Akebiae Caulis.
[Source] Wood cane dry stem cane of Akebia quinata (Thunb.) Decne.
[Plant form] deciduous or semi-evergreen entangled vines, up to 3 meters. Branches gray, striped, stems with round protruding lenticels. Palmate compound leaves, often 5 leaves clustered at short axillary branches, petiole slender, leaflets 5, leathery, obovate to elliptic, 30 to 6 cm long, 1.50 to 2.5 cm wide, apex shortly pointed or dimpled, base Wide wedge or round, full, slightly pink below. Flowers unisexual, monoecious, flowers purple, racemes axillary, long 10 cm, male flowers densely inflorescences upper, smaller, bracteate, tepals 3, stamens 6, filaments flat, anthers 2-loculed, degenerated Pistil 3 or 4, female flowers 10 to 2 flowers born in the lower inflorescence, larger. Sepals linear-lanceolate, tepals 3, broadly elliptic, staminodes 6, pistil 6, ovary 1-celled, stigma capitate. Berry-like capsules, fleshy, oblong or slightly reniform, rounded at both ends, ca. 8 cm long, 3 cm wide, purple when mature, dehiscing along abdominal sutures. Most of the seeds are black or dark brown, ovate, slightly flat, shiny. Flowering from April to May, fruiting from May to August.
[Origin distribution] was born on the slopes, ravines, streams, etc. Distributed in Shaanxi, Henan, Tongdong, Anhui, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan and other provinces.
[Harvesting and processing] Fall harvesting, intercepting stems, removing twigs, and drying in the shade.
[Herb character] This product is cylindrical, often slightly twisted, 30 to 70 cm long and 0.5 to 2 cm in diameter. The surface is gray-brown to gray-brown, with rough skin with many irregular cracks or vertical grooves, with raised lenticels. Joints are inflated or inconspicuous with lateral branching scars. Lightweight, solid, hard to break, irregular section, thick skin, yellow-brown, visible light yellow granular dots, yellow-white wood, radial rays, small or sometimes hollow, yellowish-white or yellow-brown . Gas slightly, taste bitter and astringent.
Pharmacological studies have diuretic and antibacterial effects.
[chemical composition] contains wood saponins Sta, saponins Stb, oxytoside Stc, wood saponins Std, wood phenylethanoid glycoside B, ivy saponin, oleanolic acid and other ingredients.