(commonly used Chinese herbal medicine in Sichuan)
[source] it is the root or leaf of Dalbergia odorifera.
[plant morphology] sandalwood
Small evergreen shrub with strong aroma. It is about 1.5 meters high. The stem is light green, the branches are strong, the branchlets are red or green, and the bark is often flaky. Single leaf alternate; leathery; elliptic or narrowly elliptic, 4.5-9.5 cm long, apex pointed, base cuneate, margin sparsely short serrate, tooth tip with black or brown glandular spots, below green white, with gray brown (later black) purulent spots. Raceme axillary or panicle terminal; peduncle densely covered with white pubescence; peduncle very short; bracts triangular or ovate, bracteoles 1 pair, ovate; calyx shallow discoid, 5-lobed; corolla pot shaped or campanulate, white green, 5-toothed, lobes slightly retrorse; stamen 10, bearing corolla base, anther apex awned; style simple 1. Capsule globose, dark blue, fleshy and berry like. Most of the seeds are pale yellow and very small. In the hillside shrub edge of the sun.
It is distributed in Yunnan, Sichuan, Hunan and other places.
[collection] collect roots in autumn, leaves in summer and dry in the sun.
Bitter, pungent and warm.
Functions and indications: dispelling wind and removing dampness. Treatment of rheumatism, paralysis, frostbite.
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoction, 0.3-1 Liang; or soaking in wine.
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