Snake eye grass
(Yunnan Chinese herbal medicine)
[synonyms] hemp grass, powder grass (Yunnan Chinese herbal medicine), yuguotiangao (Yunnan Chinese herbal medicine), iris leaf fengmaoju (Chinese higher plant Atlas).
[source] it is the whole grass or root of the Compositae plant Saussurea lineata.
[plant morphology] Saussurea lineata
Perennial herbs, 20-35 cm high. The root is hypertrophy, short and thick, conic, with fine fibrous roots. The leaves are linear, 15-30 cm long and 0.5-1 cm wide, with white hairs on both sides, especially dense below. Capitate inflorescence, 3-4 cm in diameter, solitary at the top of short flower stem, with closely arranged involucral bracts, flower stem densely covered with white filamentous villi; flowers purple, tubular. Achenes glabrous and glabrous. It blooms in summer.
Born on hillside grassland. It is distributed in Yunnan, Sichuan and other places.
[collection] harvest in late autumn.
[nature and taste] selected Chinese herbal medicines in Yunnan: "bitter, cool. "
[functions and indications] 1. Selected Yunnan Chinese herbal medicines: "detoxification, stasis dispersing, pain relieving. Treatment of rheumatism, numbness, joint pain, traumatic injury, high fever. "
② Yunnan Chinese herbal medicine: "Jiedu Xiaoji. Treatment of snakebite, infantile malnutrition. "
[usage and dosage] oral: decoction, 3-5 yuan. External use: grind the end of sesame oil to adjust and apply.
Chinese PinYin : She Yan Cao
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