(Yunnan Chinese herbal medicine)
[synonym] earthworm silkworm, winterwort grass, shuisu (Guangxi Medicinal plant directory).
[source] it is the whole grass or root of Melastoma latifolia.
[plant morphology] wild manna, also each: Southwest shuisu.
Erect herbs, 25-60 cm high. The whole plant is densely white villous. Stem erect, square, longitudinally sulcate. Single leaf opposite, ovate heart-shaped, 1.5-4.5 cm long, 1-3.5 cm wide, margin serrate. Flowers axillary or terminal, 2-6 arranged into cymes; Flowers Lavender, 2-lipped, lower lip wider. The fruit consists of four nutlets.
Born in the wet grassland of the wilderness. It is distributed in Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou and Guangxi.
[collection] collected in summer and autumn, washed and dried.
[nature and taste] Yunnan Chinese herbal medicine: "salty, slightly bitter, cool. "
[functions and indications] 1. Yunnan Chinese herbal medicine: "anti inflammation, detoxification and pus removal. Treat sores, boils and osteomyelitis with fresh grass. "
② "Guangxi medicine plant directory": "root: treat tuberculosis. "
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