Red feather chicken
(records of Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medicine)
[synonym] maolongzhongniao, lvjieji (Luchuan materia medica), Maoji, Luogu (Guangxi Traditional Chinese medicine records).
[source] it is the whole body of cuckoo after removing viscera and feathers.
[animal morphology] cuckoo with brown wings, also known as wasp and chicken.
Body length about 52 cm. The mouth is black, the tip of the upper mouth is bent downward, and the mouth crack extends to the present. The iris is red. The nostril is near the mouth. The head, neck, upper back and chest are metallic purplish blue; the shoulders, wings and shoulder parts are chestnut red; the tips of primary and lateral secondary feathers are slightly brown; the rest of the body is pure black, and the tail feathers have metallic green reflection. The feet, toes and claws are black, with 4 and 2 toes forward and 2 toes backward. The hind claws are longer than the hind toes, and the shape is almost straight.
Usually live in grass, bushes or bushes, often in the shade of the ground gallop. It feeds on insects and other animals, such as lizards, scorpions, voles, birds' eggs, etc. it also eats fruits.
It is distributed from southern Zhejiang to Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan.
The bone of this animal (green knot chicken bone) is also used for medicine. Please refer to the special section for details.
There is also a kind of cuckoo, which is similar to the brown winged cuckoo in shape and small, with no purple reflection on the head, light chestnut color on both wings, and flower hair in the back hair or leg hair. It can also be used as medicine.
[collection] generally in summer and autumn. Set up a net to imitate its sound to trap. After being captured, they should be placed in separate cages so as not to kill each other. There are also those who are shot or trapped with shotguns. Processing after catching: first open the abdomen, cut the beginning and mouth from the middle, remove the internal organs, wipe the blood with cloth or paper, support the abdomen with two bamboo strips, lower the abdominal cavity, slowly dry the Kang on a small fire, remove the bamboo strips, and gently bind the foot and tail together to prevent it from breaking off.
The processed red feather chicken wine is named "Maoji wine", which is a famous product in Guangdong and Guangxi.
[nature and taste] records of Guangxi Traditional Chinese medicine: "sweet in taste, warm in nature, non-toxic. "
[functions and indications] records of Guangxi Traditional Chinese medicine: "gynecology is used to regulate menstruation and replenish blood. External use for treating Dieda and rheumatism. "
[usage and dosage] oral administration: soaking wine. External use: dip wine and coat.
[taboo] "it should not be used when the Yang is abundant or the blood is dry. "
Chinese PinYin : Hong Mao Ji
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