Bletilla striata


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Bletilla striata

Chinese medicine
A perennial orchid, the root/tuber of which is used as an anti-inflammatory, astringent and haemolytic agent; it has been used topically for acne, burns, dermatitis and eczema, and internally for tuberculosis, oral, gastrointestinal and respiratory tract haemorrhage; it is believed to promote healing of traumatised tissues.
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Zhao et al., "Cholesteryl-modification of a glucomannan from bletilla striata and its hydrogel properties," Molecules, vol.
Yang, "Controlled acetylation of water-soluble glucomannan from Bletilla striata," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol.
To improve the hemostasis efficiency of Bletilla striata, future studies will involve preparing Bletilla striata polysaccharide hydrogel particles via blood aggregation as a hemostatic agent and comprehensive investigations of their hemostasis mechanisms [17].
Fang et al., "Bletilla striata: medicinal uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological activities," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
Liang, "Bletilla striata as a vascular embolizing agent in interventional treatment of primary hepatic carcinoma," Chinese Medical Journal, vol.
Bian, "Diabetes mellitus ulcers treatment with Bletilla striata polysaccharide," Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, vol.
The CIF is composed of seven Chinese medicinal herbs: Radix Astragali Mongolici (50 g), Indigowood Leaf (50 g), Indigowood Root (50 g), Endoconcha Sepiae (30 g), Bletilla striata (30 g), Cirsium japonicum (10 g), and Common Cephalanoplos Herb (10 g).
Bletilla striata has been not only widely used for the treatment of hematemesis, hemoptysis, and traumatic bleeding due to the efficacy of arresting bleeding with astringent action, but also topically applied to overcome ulcers, sores, swellings, and chapped skin due to the efficacy of dispersing swelling and promoting tissue regeneration [27].