(Materia Medica from the beginning)
[source] sweet and dry seeds of apricot or Armeniaca sibirica. See "almond" for plant morphology.
[collection] the fruit is picked when it is ripe, the pulp and core shell are removed, and the seeds are dried.
[medicinal materials] the dried seeds are flat heart-shaped, 1.6-2.1 cm long and 1.2-1.6 cm wide, with sharp top, round base, symmetrical left and right, obvious seed ridge, bitter seed coat, thick almond, yellowish brown, and many dark brown veins scattered at the self closing points, forming longitudinal concave lines. The section is white. There are common gaps on the cotyledon junction. It's slightly sweet. It is better to have uniform and large particles, plump and fat, and no fat.
It is mainly produced in Hebei, Beijing, Shandong and other places; in addition, it is also produced in Shaanxi, Sichuan, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Xinjiang, Shanxi, northeast and other places.
This product is sometimes used as almond in Jiangsu, Shandong, Henan, Sichuan, Shaanxi and other places.
[processing] pick up the impurities, put them in boiling water and boil them slightly. When the skin is slightly wrinkled, take them out, immerse them in cold water, remove the seed coat, dry them in the sun and shake them clean.
[nature and taste] 1. Ben Bi Bian Du: "sweet in taste, flat in nature. "
② Sichuan Traditional Chinese medicine annals: "it is flat in nature, sweet in taste and non-toxic. "
[Guijing] Sichuan records of traditional Chinese medicine: "entering lung and large intestine two meridians. "
[function indications] moisten the lung and relieve asthma. Treatment of deficiency, cough and asthma, intestinal dryness and constipation.
① Modern Practical Traditional Chinese medicine: "it is moistening, and it has the effect of reducing diarrhea and nourishing. For external use, it is often used as a dressing when the epidermis is peeled off, showing a protective effect. "
② It can moisten the lung, widen the stomach, remove phlegm and stop cough. It is most suitable for treating cough and asthma due to deficiency, especially for cough due to dryness and deficiency. "
[usage and dosage] take orally: decoct soup, 2-3 yuan; or take pills. External use: tamping.
In Ben Cao Bian Du, a famous scholar's treatise: "sweet almond can be used as fruit food, and its indications are similar to almond. It is used in Xulao cough prescription, without bitter and bad ear. "
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