Kintsay herbal medicine


Kintsay

 

Scientific names

Apium graveolens

 

Other names;

Apio, celery, ch in ns tai, guichai, kinchai, kinintsai.

 

Uses:

Emetic- take decoction of entire plant.

Antiasthmatic (bronchodilator) – pound seeds, wrap in thin cloth and inhale frequently.

High blood pressure –eat as vegetable

 

Active component

Apiin (glucoside) mannitol, inositol.

Bulb- glutamine, asparagines, tyrosine, mannitol.

Fruit- apigenin, choline, linase

Volatile oil – d-limonene; a-pinene, cineole, cymene, a-terpineol

 

Source: National formulary

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