(common folk herbs in Kunming)
Old mother tree.
[source] it is the root of cheloniferae.
[plant morphology] Bupleurum chinense
Annual herbs or subshrubs, 0.5-1.5 meters high, the whole plant has fragrance. The root is thick. Stem tetragonal, base essentialized, twigs pubescent. Leaves opposite, elliptic, 4-8 cm long, 1.5-3.2 cm wide, apex acuminate, base cuneate, upper part of leaf margin serrate, lower part entire, both sides sparsely pilose, lower veins villous; petiole very short. Inflorescence terminal; flowers white or yellowish green; corolla lip shaped. Nutlets ovate, brown, smooth. It blooms in autumn.
Born on hillsides, or sunny streams, roadsides, villages. Distributed in Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hubei and other places.
[collection] collect in autumn, wash and dry.
[flavor] bitter and astringent, warm.
Functions and indications: warming meridians, dredging collaterals, dispelling wind and removing dampness. Treatment of rheumatic joint pain, with three to five money, dispensing wine service.
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