Old gun Valley root
(Hunan medical records)
[source] it is the root of amaranth plant laogungu.
[plant morphology] laogun Valley, also known as red amaranth and tail amaranth.
Herbs annual, up to 1.5 m tall. The stem is stout and angular. Leaves rhomboid ovate or rhomboid lanceolate, 4-15 cm long, 2-8 cm wide, apex short acuminate or obtuse, with awn tip, base cuneate, entire; both surfaces glabrous, veins sparsely pilose. Panicles terminal, pendulous; flowers unisexual, male and female flowers mixed in the same cluster; bracts and bracteoles dry membranous, red, lanceolate; sepals 5, oblong; male flowers, stamens 5; female flowers, style 3. Utricles subovate, tectate. It blooms in summer and autumn.
It is cultivated all over China.
[chemical constituents] the leaves contain betaine and oxalate. The seed contains plant lectin and fatty oil, including 23.8% saturated fatty acid, 71% unsaturated fatty acid and 3.2% unsaponifiable substance; palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid and linoleic acid are included in fatty acid; four steroids are included in unsaponifiable substance, one of which is β - sitosterol.
[function indications] nourishing and strengthening.
[prescription selection] 1. To treat infantile malnutrition: four coins for the root of old spear, three for the flower of small locust, and two for the bed of nobility. Take it in water.
② Treatment of deficiency, dizziness, weakness: old gun Valley root one or two, Codonopsis five money, four according to the fruit one or two, vines Qianjin pull one or two. Take it in water. (the function and indications are as follows: Hunan medicine records)
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