cao wu

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cao wu

Chinese herbal medicine
The root of Aconitum kusnezoffi, said to be anti-inflammatory, analgesic and cardiotonic; it has been used for musculoskeletal disorders.

Toxicity
Cao wu contains the highly toxic C19 diterpenoid alkaloids of aconite, mesaconitine and hypaconite; the signs and symptoms are those of aconite poisoning, which may cause death due to ventricular arrhythmias in the first 24 hours.
 
Management
Supportive.
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MahuangFuzi Xixin decoction (MFXD) is an extract of a classical Chinese traditional formula consisting of Ephedrae (Mahuang in Chinese, dried herbaceous stems of Ephedra sinica Stapf), Radix Aconiti Lateralis (Fuzi in Chinese, dried lateral roots of Aconitum carmichaelii Debx), and Asarum (Xixin in Chinese, dried roots and rhizomes of Asarum sieboldii Miq.) at a dry weight ratio of 2: 3: 1; MFXD is used to treat common cold, migraine, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and AR [20,21].
Radix Aconiti Lateralis (90 g; Guangzhou Zhixin Chinese Medicine YinPian Co.
The ancient traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Qishenkeli (QSKL), which is isolated from 6 widely used Chinese herbs (Radix Astragali Mongolici, Salvia Miltiorrhiza Bunge, Flos Lonicerae, Scrophularia, Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata, and Radix Glycyrrhizae), is produced under the China Pharmacopoeia standard of quality control and has been shown to have cardioprotective properties [13,14].
Radix Astragali Mongolici (460 g), Salvia Miltiorrhiza Bunge (230 g), Flos Lonicerae (160 g), Scrophularia (160 g), Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata (140 g), and Radix Glycyrrhizae (90 g) were purchased from Beijing TongRen-Tang Chinese Medicine Co.
Source Chinese herbal types medicines Medicinal source Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii Aconitum kusnezoffii Reichb.
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Dahuang Fuzi Decoction (DFD) is a traditional formula consisting of Da Huang (Radix et Rhizoma Rhei), Pao-fuZi (Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata), and Xi Xin (Radix et Rhizoma Asari) [6].
The formula is composed of five herbs including Caulis Sinomenii, Radix Aconiti lateralis Preparata, Rhizoma Curcumae longae, Radix Paeoniae albae, and Cortex Moutan.
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Among them, the top 7 above 30 percent were "Chuan Wu" (Radix Aconiti), "Cao Wu" (Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii),"Mo Yao" (Myrrha), "Ru Xiang" (Olibanum), "Dang Gui" (Radix Angelicae), "Bing Pian" (Borneolum Syntheticum), and "Chuan Xiong" (Rhizoma Ligusticum chuan xiong).