Da Xiang (Guizhou herbal medicine)
[source] it is the whole grass or root of Cyperaceae.
[plant morphology] brick seedling
Rhizome is short, culms sparsely tufted, 10-50 cm high, acute triangular. Leaves shorter than culm or as long as culm, 3-6 mm wide; leaf sheaths brown or reddish brown. 5-8 leaflike bracts, longer than inflorescence; umbel with 6-12 radiating branches, different in length, up to 8 cm; spike cylindric or oblong, with many dense spikelets; spikelets flat or slightly drooping, linear lanceolate, with 1-2 nutlets; rachis broad winged, white, transparent; scales membranous, margin often involute, yellowish or greenish white, with lower leaves There are many veins on the surface, 3 veins in the middle are obvious; stamens are 3, anthers are linear; style is short, stigma is 3, slender. Nutlets narrowly oblong, triangular, brown, with microparticles on the surface. The flowering and fruiting period is from April to October.
It is found on hillside, roadside grassland, stream and under forest. It is distributed in Shaanxi, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Fujian, Taiwan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan, etc.
[collection] harvest in summer and autumn.
[natural flavor] the flavor is pungent, slightly bitter and sweet, with a flat nature.
Functions and indications: dispelling wind and relieving itching, relieving depression and regulating menstruation. Treatment of skin itching, irregular menstruation, blood avalanche.
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoction, 0.5-1 Liang.
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