(Guangxi Chinese herbal medicine)
Another name: sawtooth grass and may lotus.
[source] it is the whole plant of Scrophulariaceae.
[plant morphology] Nitraria serrata
Annual herbs, 10-20 cm high. Stem branched, lower part often prostrate, with fine stripes. Petiole obtuse to 2-5 cm, margin 1.5-1.5 cm long, glabrous to glabrous, margin 1.5-1.5 cm long. Raceme terminal, 3-6 cm long: Flowers opposite, with short stalks, bracts; sepals 5, green; corolla purplish red or white. Capsule small, linear cylindrical, ca. 1 cm long. It blooms in summer and autumn.
It was born in the wet and shady place beside the ditch, paddy field and road. It is distributed in Guangxi, Guangdong and other places.
[collection] harvest in summer and autumn.
[flavor] it is light in taste and flat in nature.
Functions and indications: clearing away heat and toxin, removing blood stasis and breaking blood, reducing swelling and relieving pain. It is used to treat snakebite, tumefaction, sores and boils, and postpartum abdominal pain.
[selection] 1. Treatment of snakebite, tumefaction and pain: three to four liang of fresh tooth leaf mud flowers. Mash the juice, wash the wine, and apply the residue to the wound.
② Treatment of sores, boils, swelling and poison: appropriate amount of fresh tooth leaf mud flowers and plants. Add a little salt, mash and apply to the affected area.
③ Treatment of postpartum abdominal pain: fresh tooth leaf mud flowers one to two liang, with chicken two liang decoction.
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