安神药

MandarinEdit

simpl. 安神
trad. 安神藥

EtymologyEdit

安神 (to soothe the nerves) + (medicine)

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin ānshényào
Zhuyin ㄢ ㄕㄣˊ ㄧㄠˋ
IPA (key) /ˀa̠n⁵⁵ ʂən³⁵ i̯ɑʊ̯⁵¹/

NounEdit

安神药 (simplified, Pinyin ānshényào, traditional 安神藥)

  1. a sedative; a tranquilizer

Usage notesEdit

This term can also refer to materia medica in traditional Chinese medicine that are used to "calm the spirit/mind".

HyponymsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • 药材 (medicinal materials in traditional Chinese medicine)

ReferencesEdit

  • 1994, Ming Ou; Li Yanwen, The Traditional Chinese Drug and Its Usage, Hai Feng Publishing Co., ISBN 9622381995:
  • Alberto Estrada, Georgios S. Katselis, Bernard Laarveld, Branka Barl, "Isolation and evaluation of immunological adjuvant activities of saponins from Polygala senega L.", Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Volume 23, Issue 1, January 2000, Pages 27-43.
  • Junping Kou, Minda Si, Guofei Dai, Yuwen Lin, Danni Zhu, "Antiinflammatory activity of Polygala japonica extract", Fitoterapia, Volume 77, Issue 6, September 2006, Pages 411-415
  • H. Wang, J. Gao, J. Kou, D. Zhu, B. Yu, "Anti-inflammatory activities of triterpenoid saponins from Polygala japonica", Phytomedicine, Volume 15, Issue 5, 15 May 2008, Pages 321-326.
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