Purple Pearl leaf
Bigleaf beautyberry leaf
It's also called "big wind" and "big leaf".
[source] Callicarpa macrophyllavahl, a Verbenaceae plant.
[plant morphology] shrubs or small trees, young branches covered with gray white hairs. Leaves opposite, oblong to elliptic lanceolate, pubescent on the top, slightly rough when old, densely covered with gray white hairs on the bottom, inconspicuous golden glandular spots on both sides, cymes 5-7 times divergent, total pedicel 2-4cm long; calyx 4-toothed, stellate pilose; corolla purple, tubular, apex 4-lobed, slightly hairy; stamens 4; ovary superior, 4-locular. Berry shaped drupe, small globose, glandular, purplish red when ripe. It blooms in summer.
It grows on hillside, roadside and sparse forest. Produced in Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou.
[harvesting] leaves are harvested in summer and autumn, dried or fresh.
[character] the leaves are mostly curly and shrunken, and some are broken. After flattening, the intact ones are oblong to elliptic lanceolate, 15-30cm in length and 5-11cm in width. The apex is acuminate, the edge is serrated, the top is pubescent, and the bottom is densely covered with gray hairs. The taste is slightly bitter.
[chemical constituents] it contains calliterpenone, luteolin, apigenin, cosmosin and luteolin.
[nature and taste] it is mild, pungent and bitter.
[function indications] hemostasis, anti-inflammatory, blood stasis and swelling. It is used for bleeding of stomach and duodenum ulcer, traumatic bleeding, bleeding, gingival bleeding, sprain swelling, purulent skin ulcer, burn and influenza.
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Callicarpa macrophylla - Callicarpa macrophylla
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