(medicinal plants in desert areas of China)
[synonyms] niuxinpu, niuxinyang, piaocai and xuchangqing.
[source] it is the whole plant of the family Asclepiadaceae.
[plant morphology] Baiqian, North China
Perennial herbs, 20-40 cm high, rhizome short, fibrous roots. Stem erect, tufted, all smooth glabrous, lower part slightly lignified. Leaves larger, alternate, petiole short, lanceolate or elliptic lanceolate, entire, margin slightly retrorse. Umbelliform cyme, lateral in leaf axils; flowers dark purple. Follicles 2, long horn shaped. The seed is flat. The top is hairy.
It grows on hillside, mixed forest, shrub, dry river bed and bank sand. Distributed in Ningxia, Gansu, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and other places.
[collection] harvest in summer and autumn, dry and cut into sections.
Bitter, warm and poisonous,
Functions and indications: promoting blood circulation, relieving pain and eliminating inflammation.
[should avoid] this product is toxic and should not be taken orally.
[prescription selection] ① treatment of joint pain: Cynanchum komarovii with root, whole grass, fried in thick water, hot compress with towel and fumigate the affected area.
② Treatment of toothache: niuxinpu root with the whole grass three money, fried water gargle, not to swallow, in order to avoid poisoning.
③ Treatment of alopecia: ox heart root, fried, wash the affected area.
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