(commonly used Chinese herbal medicine in Tibet)
Jiwa (Tibetan name).
[source] it is the seed of Sophora pseudoacacia.
[plant morphology] Sophora pseudoacacia
Low branching shrub densely covered with white pubescence with spiny branchlets. Leaflets 11-17, elliptic to ovate elliptic, apex spiny pointed, both sides white villous; stipules persistent, needlelike. Raceme axillary or terminal, many and scattered; pedicel shorter than calyx; calyx campanulate, densely white villous, calyx teeth triangular; corolla blue purple, lower part of flag white. Pods beaded, 7-11 cm long, densely pubescent, with 5-6 seeds. The flowering period is May.
Born on dry hillside and beach. Distributed in Tibet and other places.
[collection] the hot fruits were harvested from August to October, dried and seeded.
Cold in nature and bitter in taste.
[function indications] anti inflammatory and detoxification. Treatment of damp heat, jaundice, diphtheria.
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoction, 1-2 yuan.
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