(Inner Mongolia Chinese herbal medicine)
[source] it is the whole plant of Saxifraga.
[plant morphology] Mei Hua Cao
Herbs perennial, up to 50 cm tall. The basal leaves are tufted, ovoid to heart-shaped, 1-3cm long and 1.5-3.5cm wide, apex pointed, base heart-shaped, entire, petiole long; the middle part of the flower stem has one leaf, sessile, base embracing, the same shape as the basal leaf. The flowers are single, terminal, white to light yellow, 2-3.5cm in diameter, similar to plum blossom; sepals 5, long elliptic; petals 5, oval; stamens 5, staminodes with upper and middle mitosis, lobes with capitate glands at the apex; styles short, apex 4-lobed. Capsule ovoid, upper 4-lobed. The seeds are numerous.
It grows on hillside, forest edge, gully and grassland. Distribution of northeast and Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Gansu, Inner Mongolia and other places.
[collection] harvest in summer and dry in the shade.
[chemical constituents] the whole herb contains kaempferol, rutin and Hyperoside. The stem contained glucoside of quercetin. The content of alkaloids in roots was 0.085-0.09%.
Bitter and cool.
Functions and indications: clearing heat, cooling blood, detumescence and detoxification. Treatment of jaundice hepatitis, vasculitis, carbuncle swelling poison.
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoction, 1-3 yuan; or powder.
[selected formula] for jaundice hepatitis: five bucks for Mei Huacao, two bucks for Xiao Baihao, two bucks for Gentiana, two bucks for Huangbai, two bucks for Honghua, one bucks for wulingzhi and one bucks for guangmuxiang. We studied the details together. One to five cents per serving, three times a day, sugar water delivery service. (the following is the Inner Mongolia Chinese herbal medicine)
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