Chinese herbal jelly
(collection of compendium)
[synonyms] xianrencao (the work prescription code), xianrenleng (the compendium of compendium), Xiancao (the Chinese medicine plant Atlas).
[source] it is the whole herb of Mesona chinensis.
[plant morphology] Mesona chinensis
Annual herbs. The lower part of the stem is on the ground, the upper part is erect, about 15-50 cm long, and the branches are sparsely hairy. Leaves ovate or ovate oblong, 2-4 cm long, apex slightly obtuse, base gradually contracted into a stalk, edge serrate, both sides have sparse long hair; the leaves on the upper part of inflorescence are smaller, bracteate, ovate to inverted triangular, shorter than flowers, base often purplish, falling off when bearing fruit. Raceme weak, 5-10 cm long; flowers small, whorled, petiole about 3 mm long; calyx small, campanulate, 2-lipped, upper lip 3-lobed, lower lip entire, fruiting or tubular, recurved, with longitudinal veins and transverse wrinkles; corolla light red, 2.5 mm long, upper lip wide, entire or toothed, lower lip long elliptic, concave; stamen 4, filaments prominent; pistil 1, style 2-lobed; disk expanded on one side. Nutlets oval. The flowering period is at the end of autumn.
It is distributed in the south of China.
[collection] in summer, the aboveground parts were harvested and dried. Or sun dry to half dry, stack stew to make fermentation black, and then sun dry to feet.
[medicinal material] dry the whole grass and cut into sections about 20 cm long. The stem is square, covered with gray brown long hair, brown or black in appearance, grooved, and the young stem is often twisted; it is brittle and easy to break, with pith in the center. The leaves are opposite, more wrinkled, papery, slightly flexible, not easy to be broken, oblong or ovoid, with sparse hairs on both sides. Flowers are not common. It tastes light and sweet, and has gelatinous properties.
Produced in Guangdong.
[nature and taste] 1. In Ben Cao Qiu yuan: "astringent and sweet, cold. "
② "Sweet, light, cool" in the Handbook of commonly used Chinese herbal medicine of Guangzhou army. "
Functions and indications: clearing heat, relieving thirst and removing heat toxin. Treatment of heat stroke, diabetes, hypertension, muscle and joint pain.
① "Seeking the source of Materia Medica": "clearing the summer heat, relieving the heat toxin in the Tibetan house, and curing the wine wind. "
② "Chinese medicine and plant illustrated book": "it is a cool, thirst relieving and heat removing agent. Decoction of whole herb for diabetes. "
③ Guangdong traditional Chinese Medicine II: "treating dampness fire and bone pain."
④ "Clearing heat and relieving summer heat" in the Handbook of commonly used Chinese herbal medicine of Guangzhou Army. Treatment of heat stroke, cold, high blood pressure, muscle and joint pain. "
Usage: 1 ～ 2 times of decoction.
[prescription] to cure the poison of flowers and willows into the bone: the immortal freezes six Liang, steams several times, adds eight raw sparrows, even the hair, soaks four catties of Shuangliao wine, soaks for 20 days. Take three Liang at a time. (collection of herbs in Lingnan)
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