(manual of plateau Chinese herbal medicine treatment)
[synonym] luozhenba (Tibetan name).
[source] it is the root, leaf and flower of Aconitum ruthenicum.
[plant morphology] Aconitum indicum
Annual plants with taproots. Stem 25-100 cm high, pubescent, usually branched. Leaves alternate, with long petiole, base expanded, but not sheathed; leaves broadly ovate, 3.5-6.4 cm long, 4-5 cm wide, 3-lobed, lobes finely lobed, lobules narrowly ovate, entire or with 1-2 teeth, glabrous on both sides, only with sparse hairs on the veins below the leaves. Raceme with 6-16 flowers, sparsely pilose; lower pedicel 2-9 cm long; bracteoles on the upper part of pedicel, adjacent to flowers, strip-shaped, sometimes lower leaflike; sepals 5, blue purple, with long claws, outside pilose, upper sepal boat shaped, about 1.8 cm high; petals 2-5, claw thick, petals fan-shaped, ciliated, distance very short; stamens many, exposed outside perianth; filaments slightly soft Carpels 6-13. Follicles 3-5, 0.8-1.2 cm long, sessile. The seeds are numerous.
In grass slope or forest edge grassland. It is distributed in Tibet, Western Sichuan, Qinghai and Gansu.
[collection] flowers and leaves are collected during flowering, and roots are dug and dried in autumn.
It's pungent, warm and poisonous.
[channel tropism] entering lung, spleen and kidney channels.
[function indications] dispelling wind and relieving pain. Gen: for joint pain. Flower: cure leprosy. Leaf: take orally to expel insects; grind powder to spread, cure scabies.
[usage and dosage] oral administration: soaking wine, root and stem: 0.4 ~ 1 yuan. External use: grind and spread.
[selected formula] for rheumatism and numbness: Radix Aconiti plus ephedra, Radix Astragali and wine.
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