(common folk herbs in Kunming)
[synonym] Zan lily.
[source] it is the flower of Eupatorium odoratum, a plant of Commelinaceae.
[plant morphology] auspicious grass with bamboo leaves
Climbing herbs, 0.5-1 m long. Single leaf alternate, narrowly lanceolate, 5-10 cm long, 1.2-1.5 cm wide, apex acuminate, base broadly cuneate, entire; petiole 3-6 mm long, sheath embracing stem. The flowers are purple, heterozygous, terminal panicle, the male flowers are mostly in the upper part of the inflorescence; sepals are 3, lanceolate ovate; petals are linear, as long as the calyx; stamens are 6, with hairs at the base; female flowers are few, in the base of the inflorescence, larger than the male flowers, enclosed in the leaf axils of the flame bract, with undeveloped stamens 3; ovary is cylindrical, style is cylindrical, stigma is 3-lobed. Capsule papery, ellipsoid, 3-valved. Seeds 5-7, subpolygonal, light brown, 2-lobed.
Born in the shady and wet place on the hillside. It is distributed in Yunnan, Guangxi and Hunan.
[collection] the inflorescences were harvested in summer and dried in the sun.
[nature and taste] common folk herbs in Kunming: "astringent, cool. "
[functions and indications] common folk herbs in Kunming: "regulate qi and blood, relieve pain. Treatment of irregular menstruation, nervous headache. "
[usage and dosage] oral: decoction, 3-5 yuan.
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