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Another name: Polygonum hydropiper and Polygonum hydropiper.
[source] it is the whole plant of Polygonum multiflorum.
[plant morphology] Polygonum multiflorum, also known as Polygonum multiflorum.
Herbs recumbent or oblique, 30-60 cm high. There are many branches near the base, without the difference of central stem. Leaves simple, alternate, usually ovate, sometimes lanceolate, narrowly pointed at both ends, glabrous or pubescent on both sides, often spinulose on leaf margin and midvein; stipules ciliate. Inflorescence spicate, usually terminal or axillary, inflorescence slender, with sparse florets, discontinuous at lower part; perianth pink or white; bracts funnel-shaped, green, glabrous, usually with pink margin, ciliate above. Achene, ovate, 3-ribbed, black and shiny, enclosed in persistent perianth. The flowering period is from September to October.
In streams or wet places. It is distributed in the north and south of China.
[function indications] for abdominal pain, diarrhea and dysentery.
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoction, 0.5-1 Liang (fresh).
[selection] to treat acute gastroenteritis: 30 kg xianmaosan (Magnoliaceae plant nanwuzhuteng), 5 kg capsicum, add water to 126 kg, boil and concentrate to 42 kg, add 2% Nipagin as preservative. Take 10-20 ml each time, three to four times a day, half for children. (selected works of the whole exhibition: Internal Medicine)
[clinical application] treatment of acute bacillary dysentery
Take 100% Decoction of Polygonum hydropiper, 60 ml for adults, 3 times a day; take 10-30 ml for children, 3 times a day. When the body temperature drops to normal and the clinical symptoms disappear, the drug should be continued for 2-3 days. Generally, 7 days is a course of treatment. 54 cases were treated, including 32 adults and 22 children. In the adult group, the time needed for the main body temperature to drop to normal was 30 hours and 4 days, while in the child group, the average body temperature dropped to normal in 36 hours. The average time of disappearance of various symptoms was 3 days in the adult group and 2.5 days in the child group. The improvement of stool character was later than that of clinical symptoms. After the disappearance of hypothermia and other symptoms, loose stool could last for 2-3 days. There were 20 cases with positive stool culture (including 18 cases of Freund's bacteria and 2 cases of sonnei's bacteria). All of them were negative after treatment. The average time of turning negative was 4-5 days. All 32 adult patients were cured without recurrence. 18 cases were cured and 4 cases improved significantly.
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