(selected Chinese herbal medicines from Simao, Yunnan)
Another name: Hou gaiguan (Dai name).
[source] it is the stem and vine of Eupatorium obovatum, a family of phlegulaceae.
[plant morphology] Eupatorium obovatum
Liana woody, with T-shaped hairs on branches. Leaves opposite, papery or thinly leathery, obovate heart-shaped, several equal in length and width, ca. 8-10 cm, apex concave, with small tip, base rounded or heart-shaped, entire, covered with gray tomentose below. Panicle axillary: flowers small, bisexual, green white; calyx short, 5-lobed, lobes very small, ovate oblong; petals 5, obovate oblong: stamen 10; ovary 3-lobed, lobes flat back, wings on side, style 3, stigma capitate. The fruit is shield winged and consists of three linear seeds with thin wings.
In the bush near the forest. It is distributed in Yunnan.
[collection] all year round.
It is astringent and cool.
Functions and indications: anti inflammation, diuresis, heat clearing and stone removing. Treatment of urinary tract infection, cystitis, urinary calculi, rheumatism, bone pain, postpartum body deficiency, loss of appetite.
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoction, 0.5-1 Liang (large dosage can be up to 2 liang).
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