Oh hello there,I am Charlie,a trusty member of the "Herb Tasters" and also the brainiest E. coli in the colony.
 I know all the secrets of Chinese herbs and their magical healing powers.
 If you are up to a challenge,find me at team HSiTW at the jamboree.
 I am the one in a straw hat,showing them pearls.I will be waiting.

 Hi there! My name is Nu Zhen Chi. This is how I look like.
  Take a closer look; guess which part of me is used as medicine?
(1) the root
(2) the stem
(3) the leaf
(4) the seed

 Ans.(4) the seed
 Name: 女貞子 (Nu Zhen Chi)
 Botanical Name: Ligustrum lucidum Aiton
 I can treat people who are yin deficient, and liver problems that cause dizziness,cataract of the eyes,
lower back pain, premature graying of the hair and tinnitus.

 Hello! My name is Chuan Xiong. This is how I look like.
 Make a guess, which part of me is used as medicine?
(1) the root
(2) the stem
(3) the leaf
(4) the seed

 Ans.(1) the root
 Name: 川芎 (Chuan Xiong)
 Botanical Name: Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort
 I help with blood regulation to prevent relevant to blood stasis and non-stop bleeding.I can also strengthen your qi circulation.
 In addition, I relieve you of physical pain, such as headaches, abdominal aches, chest pain, and muscle pain.
 Finally, I free the ladies of menstrual disorders and amenorrhea.

 What’s up? My name is Dang Gui. I can:
(1) stop coughing
(2) regulate mense
(3) reduce internal heat

 Ans.(2) Regulate mense
 Name: 當歸 (Dang Gui)
 Botanical Name: Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels
 I can remove blood stasis and clots, so I am usually used to regulate menses,lubricate intestines to correct constipation, reduce swelling, expel pus.

 臧堃堂 (2005) 中華材輕百科-現代版本草綱目,山岳文化出版社,台北
 Non-Profit Organization Brion Research Institute of Taiwan.
 Chinese Herb Gallery. Jade Institute
 Herbal Glossary. Shen-Nong- Chinese Traditional Medicine
 Thank you for Non-Profit Organization Brion Resaerch Institute of Taiwan that provide us Chinese herbs and photos.

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  • Functional Array

    • Pb
    • Cu
    • As
    • CYP
  • Chinese Medicine testing

    • Pb
    • Cu
    • As
    • CYP
  • Chinese Medicine As

    2016/08/26, 09/04, 09/09, 09/18


    Measure the fluorescence intensity in arsenic solution and Chinese medicine


    DH5α arsenic plasmid (ctrl) on LB agar plates

    SOC broth

    Chloramphenicol(1000 X)

    15 ml tube, 50 ml tube

    96 well plate


    Rpm 120:

     1.Culture 3 tubes of 2ml E. coli overnight by 15ml centrifuge tubes (2ml SOC, 2ul Chloramphenicol)

     2.Put them to the same tube at the next day, then add 6ml of SOC broth(water bath 37°C for 5 min. before use)and 12ul Chloramphenicol for a 2-fold dilution.

     3.Take 5ml SOC broth for to a 15ml centrifuge tube for blank

     4.Aliquot the bacterial broth into six 15ml centrifuge tubes (2ml for each), then culture for 2 hours

     5.Measure OD 595

     6.Dilute to OD 0.5. More than 12ml

    Rpm 80:

     1.100, 50, 30, 10, 1ppm arsenic solutions, use ddH2O in control group

     2.Dilute the E. coli broth to 50-fold by SOC broth (0.6ml E. coli broth+0.3ml Arsenic solutuin+9ul Chinese medicine stock+30ul CP 29.1ml SOC broth)

     3.Measure it's fluorescence intensity and OD at 0min. measure every 30 min. Blank is needed every time.

    Arsenic solution preparation:

     100ppm: 104 As solution 0.3ml

     50ppm: 104 As solution 0.15ml + ddH2O 0.15ml

     30ppm: 104 As solution 0.09ml + ddH2O 0.21ml

     10ppm: 103 As solution 0.3ml

     1ppm: 102 As solution 0.3ml


    Fluorescence intensity in Licorice with arsenic.

    Fluorescence intensity in Angelica with arsenic.

    Fluorescence intensity in Mint with arsenic.

    Fluorescence intensity in Modified Ease Powder with arsenic.

    In chinese medicine, E.coli expresses stronger fluorescence in a higher arsenic concentration.