[synonym] spoon flower (manual of Chinese herbal medicine).
[source] it is the flower bud of Magnoliaceae Plant Magnolia officinalis or Magnolia officinalis. The plant morphology is detailed in "Magnolia officinalis".
[collection] at the end of spring and the beginning of summer, when the buds are not open or slightly open, they are picked, steamed in a steamer and taken out about 10 minutes later, and then dried in the sun or by slow fire. There are also those who directly bake or dry flowers without steaming.
[medicinal material] the dried flower buds are 4-7 cm in length and 2-3 cm in diameter. The outer surface is brown or brown red, apex or obtuse circle, bottom slightly round, with petiole; the petiole is 1-1.5 cm long, about 5 mm in diameter, with small hairs on it. The petals are covered layer by layer and the flower head is complete; the petals are open, with large shape, the stamens are exposed, brownish yellow and long columnar; the petals are thick, spoon shaped, with oil spots, which are fragile when folded. It's fragrant. It is better to have bud, dry body, complete, short stalk, brown red color and strong aroma.
It is mainly produced in Sichuan, Hubei, Zhejiang and other places.
[processing] clean up impurities, remove stalks and screen mud chips.
Bitter, pungent and warm.
① "Yinpianxinshen": slightly bitter, warm. "
② Sichuan Traditional Chinese medicine annals: "it tastes sweet and slightly bitter, and its nature is warm. "
Functions and indications: regulating qi and removing dampness. Treatment of chest distention.
① "New ginseng of Yinpian": it is easy to regulate qi. The treatment of chest tightness, spleen and stomach wet erosion. "
② Sichuan Traditional Chinese medicine annals: "widen the chest, regulate the diaphragm, reduce adverse reactions and regulate qi. "
[usage and dosage] oral: decoction, 0.5 ~ 2 yuan.
[taboo] yinpianxinshen: "it should not be used when Yin deficiency and fluid dryness. "
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