(Lu Chuan Ben Cao)
[synonym] caterpillars bag, fire drift vine (Luchuan materia medica), white bubble grass, caterpillars medicine (Guangxi medicine plant directory).
[source] it is the whole plant of Osmanthus fragrans.
[plant morphology] Osmanthus fragrans
Subshrub like herbs. Stem branched, hairy, base rooting. Leaves opposite; oblong on stem, 6 cm long, 2.5 cm wide, elliptic oblong on branchlets, 2-3 cm long, apex short, base narrow into a short stalk, both sides coarsely hairy, margin obtuse serrate. Flowers densely capitate, terminal and axillary; bracts imbricate, ovate, ca. 1.5 cm long, with long tail, tail 5 mm long, coarsely hairy; bracteoles linear, slightly longer than calyx; calyx about 8 mm long, 5-lobed, lobes linear lanceolate, coarsely hairy; corolla yellow, ca. 1.5 cm long, lobes 5, rotated; stamens 4, paired, anthers 2-locular. Capsule ca. 10 mm long. The flowering period is autumn and winter.
In the shade of water or wetland. It is distributed in the south of China.
[collection] all year round.
Lu Chuan Ben Cao: "cool in nature, light in taste."..
[functions and indications] 1. Luchuan materia medica: "diuresis, detoxification, anti inflammation. It can cure children's skin blister and dysentery. "
② "Guangxi medicine plant directory": "treat Dieda, dysentery, caterpillar stabbing. "
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoction, 0.5-1 Liang. External use: wash with boiling water.
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