(common folk herbs in Kunming)
[source] it is the root of Radix Scrophulariae.
[plant morphology] grass cypress branch
Perennial short herbs, 10-16 cm high. The rhizome is short, erect or obliquely growing, with several roots under it, tufted, thin and curved. Stem erect. Unbranched, densely pubescent. 2-3 pinnate compound leaves opposite; leaf outline is ovate, 10-16 mm long, lobes narrow, linear, or linear lanceolate, both sides are densely covered with coarse hairs. Flowers solitary, axillary, sessile or shortly petiolate; without bracteoles; calyx campanulate, 5-lobed, lobes short; corolla yellow, 2-lipped, ca. 10 mm long, upper lip short galeate, lower lip 3-lobed, outstretched, lobes obtuse. Capsule compressed, beaked, septate. It blooms in summer.
Born on hillside and grass. It is distributed in Southwest China.
[collection] collect in autumn, wash and dry.
[nature and taste] the nature is flat, the taste is hard.
Functions and indications: nourishing the heart, calming the nerves and stopping bleeding. Treatment of heart weakness, palpitations, cough, blood in sputum.
[usage and dosage] oral: decoction, 3-5 yuan.
[selected prescription] to treat heart weakness, palpitation, cough, blood in sputum: Herba cypress, add cinnabar or Paizi kernel, a little white wax, decoct in water.
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