Another name is Jugu (bielu), kongmu (empty wood) and Maohua (big dictionary of Botany).
[source] it is the fruit of Euphorbiaceae.
[plant morphology] Herba euphorbiae
Deciduous shrub, up to 2 m high. The branchlets are hollow and reddish brown, with stellate hairs when young and smooth flakes when old. The buds are mostly covered with tile like scales and glabrous. The leaf blade is ovate to ovate lanceolate, 5-12 cm long and 2-4 cm wide, apex pointed to obtuse acuminate, base slightly rounded, margin denticulate, with stellate hairs on both sides and 10-15 radial branches on the back. Panicle erect, 2.5-10 cm long, flowers white or pink spots outside, 1.2-1.8 cm long: calyx cup-shaped, with 5 teeth, lobes triangular, caducous; petals 5, oblong, with stellate hairs outside; stamens 10, long filaments as long as petals, with teeth at the apex of filaments; styles usually 3, free. Capsule subglobose, apically flat, 4-5 mm in diameter, with many small seeds. The flowering period is from May to June.
Born in the mountains or planted in gardens. It is distributed in the Yangtze River Basin and North China.
Bitter and smooth.
① Ben Jing: "it tastes pungent and cold. "
② Bielu: "bitter, slightly cold, non-toxic. "
③ "Ben Jing Feng Yuan": "bitter, flat. "
[functions and indications] 1. Ben Jing: "it can control the heat in the skin, eliminate evil Qi and stop drowning, and can be used as bath soup. "
② Bielu: "Tongli channel can remove heat in stomach and lower Qi. "
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoct soup, 1-3 yuan; or make pills. External use: wash with boiling water.
[taboo] notes to the classic of materia medica: "the leaky reed is the envoy. "
[selected formula] it is used to treat thirty-six diseases of women's lower Jiao, infertility and termination of labor: one liter of plum kernel and one liter of Magnolia, seven pieces of Ge Shang Ting, five pieces of Eupatorium, two liang of pangshu and one or two of Ligusticum. On the six flavor, the end of the, honey and pills, first food, take two pills such as soybeans, three days, I do not know a little increase. (Chengze pill in Qian Jin Fang)
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Frozen green thorn. Dong Lv Ci
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