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Crude drug name

Market name山東沙参
Formal name浜防風(北沙参)
Japanese nameはまぼうふう, hamabohuきたしゃじん, kitashajin
Vernacular nameShandong Shashen
Latin nameGlehniae Radix et Rhizoma (JP), Glehniae Radix (CP)
English nameGlehnia Root and Rhizome (JP), Coastal Glehnia Root (CP)
Original plant nameGlehnia littoralis Fr. Schmidt et Miquel, (Hamabohū)
Family nameUmbelliferae
Used partClassificationPlant origin
Sub classification root + rhizome
CollectorTsuneo Namba
TMPW No.68

Scientific information data base

Common name浜防風(北沙参), Hamabōhū (Beishashen), Glehniae Radix cum Rhizoma (JP18), Glehniae Radix (CP2020), Glehnia Root and Rhizome (JP18), Coastal Glehnia Root (CP2020)
Synonyms北沙参 (Beishashen)
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Original plant nameGlehnia littoralis Fr. Schmidt ex Miquel, (Hamabofu)
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Family nameUmbelliferae
Used partroot and rhizome
Quality for selectionGood Hamabofu is yellowish-white and has a fragrant odor. (TN)
Official compendiumJP XVIII, CP (2020 ed.)
Clinical applicationAs a diaphoretic, antifebrile and painkiller, beishashen is applied for cold and other disease. It is an ingredient of Tososan.
Medical systemTraditional Chinese medicine
Drug effect in
traditional medicine
Drugs for replenishing Yin-vital essence
Beneficial effect[Property and Flavor] Mild cold; sweet and mild bitter.
[Meridian Tropism] Lung and stomach meridians.
[Actions] To nourish yin and clear the heat, boost the stomach and engender fluid.
[Indications] Lung heat and dryness cough, phlegm and cough with blood caused by consumptive disease, stomach yin deficiency, heat disease consuming fluid, dry throat and thirst.
Chemical constituentCoumarins
Psoralen, Imperatorin, Bergapten, 8-Geranyloxypsoralen, Osthenol-7-O-beta-gentiobioside

Chemical structure

Pharmacological effectAntipyretic, mild analgesia (ethanol extract).
DNA sequenceD63490, D44568
DiseaseDry cough, Few sputum, Fever, Phlegm-free, Sputum with blood, Heat, Thirst
Related drugsSaposhnikoviae Radix
References(JP18): The 18th edition of the Japanese Pharmacopoeia.
(CP2020): Pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China 2020 edi.
C1)The Encyclopedia of Wakan-Yaku with Color Pictures Vol. I, pp 81-83.
RemarksIn Japan, "Hamabōhū" is blended in substitution for "Bohū" (Saposhnikoviae Radix) in Kampo formulation. In China, the barked root of "Hamabōhū" is called "Beishashen" (Jap. name: Hokushajin). Generally, "Beishashen" is called "Shashen" (Jap. name: Shajin), while in Japan, "Nanshajin", the root of genus Adenophora of family Campanulaceae, is called "Shajin".
Last renewal date2021/09/23