(selected Chinese herbal medicines from Simao, Yunnan)
[synonym] five finger chancre, five finger wind, mountain Bauhinia (Guangxi medicine plant directory), meihanren (Dai name).
[source] it is the root or trunk heartwood of Vitex negundo.
[plant morphology] Vitex trifolia
Trees, up to 10-20 m high. The heartwood is yellowish brown with strong odor. Palmate compound leaves opposite, petiole 5-10 cm long; leaflets 5, few 3, middle leaflet largest, lanceolate, 5-12 cm long, 2-3 cm wide, apex long acuminate, base cuneate, entire, glabrous, scattered white glandular dots above, yellow glandular dots below. Panicles axillary, 10-20 cm long, covered with gray hairs; bracts linear; calyx cup-shaped, truncate, pubescent, enlarged as a disk when bearing fruit; corolla yellow white. Drupe ovoid with persistent calyx at the bottom. The flowering period is late autumn and early winter.
Born in forest or cultivated. Distributed in Yunnan, Guangdong, Guangxi and other places.
[collection] it can be harvested all year round, peeled and dried in the sun.
[flavor] light, flat.
Functions and indications: relieving cough and asthma, calming and reducing fever. Treatment of acute and chronic tracheitis, bronchitis, asthma, shortness of breath, fever and restlessness in children.
[usage and dosage] oral: decoction, 2-3 yuan. (the following is a selection of Yunnan Simao Chinese herbal medicine.)
Chinese PinYin : Bu Jing
Star anise. Ba Jiao Lian
Curculigo orchioides. Xian Mao
Salvia miltiorrhiza. Dan Can Nan Dan Can
Prunella vulgaris. Bai Hua Xia Ku Cao
Baibu Resurrection. Bai Bu Hai Hun
Fox tail. Hu Li Wei
Lin Beizi. Lin Bei Zi
Deer tendon. Lu Jin
Papaya branch. Mu Gua Zhi
Shuangshenteng. Shuang Shen Teng
Seven leaves in paddy field. Shui Tian Qi Ye
Centipede grass. Wu Gong Cao