(Guangdong traditional Chinese Medicine)
[source] it is the root of the Compositae plant mahuatou.
[plant morphology] mahuatou
Herbs perennial. Rhizome short; roots several, branched, diameter about 5 mm, surface grayish yellow. Stem erect, pubescent. The basal leaves are broadly ovate, the petioles are longer than the leaves; the stem leaves are alternate, the petioles are 2-5 cm long; the leaves are ovate or oblong, 10-18 cm long, 4.5-7 cm wide, and the leaf margin is spiny serrated. The flower is bisexual, tubular; the involucre is 3-4-whorled, the outer is short and broad, the inner is narrow and long, the edge is membranous, the apex is blunt, green and purple; the Corolla is slender, 5-lobed, white or lavender; the anther stamens are 5; the ovary is under the ovary
[collection] in summer and autumn, the 2-3-year-old should be harvested, the roots should be dug, the stems, leaves and fibrous roots should be removed, washed, dried or baked.
[medicinal material] the dry roots are long cylindrical or spindle shaped, 8-10-14 cm in length and 0.5-1 cm in diameter. The appearance is dark yellow brown or light gray, with longitudinal wrinkles, slightly twisted, a few fibrous root marks, and sometimes stem marks on the top. It is hard and brittle, easy to break, with granular cross-section, grayish white to grayish yellow cross-section, and silty. Special gas, light taste, slightly bitter. It is better to have large, solid and no fibrous roots.
Produced in Guangdong, Fujian and Hunan.
This product is used as Cimicifuga in Guangdong and Fujian.
[pharmacology] Cimicifuga kwangtungensis has a cholesterol lowering effect on food induced hypercholesterolemia in rabbits and rats.
[function indications] Guangdong traditional Chinese medicine: "acne and rash, detoxification. "
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoction, 0.5-1 yuan.
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