(essential preparation of raw herbs)
[source] it is the bark of kapok. See "kapok" for plant morphology.
[medicinal materials] the dried bark is strip-shaped or reel-shaped, about 0.3-0.7 cm thick, about 5-6 cm long and about 2-3 cm wide. Its appearance is grayish yellow brown or reddish brown, rough, densely covered with oval spikes, which extend longitudinally. The spikes are laminar and difficult to peel off. Sometimes the spikes are ground off. The inner surface is reddish brown with parallel lines. It is tough, not easy to break, fibrous in cross section, with faint aroma and light taste.
It is produced in Guangxi and Guangdong.
[flavor] pungent, flat.
① "The nature of raw herbs is flat. "
② "Ben Cao Qiu yuan": "astringent, pungent, flat. "
③ "Sweet, cool" in the Handbook of commonly used Chinese herbal medicine of Guangzhou Army. "
Functions and indications: clearing away heat and dampness, promoting blood circulation and detumescence. Treatment of chronic gastritis, gastric ulcer, diarrhea, dysentery, lumbar and foot failure, leg and knee pain, sore swelling, traumatic injury.
① "Preparation of raw herbal medicine nature": "eliminate sores and swelling, relieve pain, apply Dieda, eliminate redness and swelling. It also treats kapok, and cooks meat. "
② "Seeking the source of Materia Medica": "treating Dieda, fire sores, promoting blood circulation. "
③ "Lingnan medicine collection record" says: "it can cure waist and foot failure, blood stagnation, leg and knee pain, red and white diarrhea. "
④ "Removing dampness and heat". It's a good way to cure blood avalanche. "
⑤ "Clearing heat and removing dampness" is a common Chinese herbal medicine manual of Guangzhou army. Treatment of chronic gastritis, gastric ulcer, postpartum edema. "
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoction, 0.5-1 Liang; or grinding powder. External use: wash with boiling water.
[selected formula] for scrotal itching: wash it with kapok skin decoction. (prescription of traditional Chinese medicine in Guizhou)
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