(Shaanxi Chinese herbal medicine)
[source] it is the whole plant of Meconopsis quinquefasciatus.
[plant morphology] Meconopsis quinquefasciatus
Herbs perennial, all covered with golden yellow bristles and yellow sap. Leaves basal, rosette shaped, narrowly oblanceolate or elliptic lanceolate, 5-15 cm long and 1.5-3 cm wide. The flower stems are single, erect, 20-40 cm in height; the flowers are light blue or purple, and single at the top of the flower stems; sepals are 2; petals are 4; stamens are numerous; ovary has 4 carpels at most, ovules are numerous, stigmas form a globular body. Capsule erect, wide elliptic or long elliptic, 1.5-2.5 cm long, near the top of the crack, 1.5-2.5 cm long; most seeds, dark brown.
Born in alpine grassland. Distributed in Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, Tibet and other places.
The flower of this plant (Meconopsis quinquefasciatus) is also used for medicine. Please refer to the special section for details.
[collection] harvest in summer and autumn and dry in the shade.
[flavor] pungent, flat.
[function indications] it can relieve spasm and wind, calm asthma, clear away heat and toxin. Treatment of infantile convulsion, pneumonia, cough and asthma.
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoction, 1-2 yuan.
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