Black bone vine
(Guizhou folk medicine)
[source] it is the root of Cucurbitaceae.
[plant morphology] guafumu
Climbing shrubs, up to 3 meters high. Leaves alternate, nearly leathery, long elliptic, 7-17 cm long, 2-4 cm wide, apex usually round or short pointed, dark green above, gray white below; petiole about 1 cm long. Inflorescence of several integrated cymose racemes, yellow tomentose; sepals 3, ovate triangular, yellow hairy; petals 6, 2-whorled, outer petal broadly ovate, apex obtuse, ca. 7 mm long, 5 mm wide, inner perianth small, ca. 5 mm long, 3 mm wide, yellow hairy; stamens numerous, ca. 1 mm long, locule long elliptic, connective as long as locule, broadly triangular; carpels hairy Stigma 2-lobed. The fruit is purplish red, spherical, 8 mm in diameter.
Distribution in Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Guizhou and other places
[collection] harvest in autumn.
[flavor] warm in nature, pungent and astringent in taste.
[function indications] treat tuberculosis and rheumatism.
[selected prescription] for treating tuberculosis and rheumatism: Wuguteng Qiqian, jianxuefei: iron chopsticks, wuxiangxueteng Wuqian. Take one jin of wine three times a day for five yuan each time.
Chinese PinYin : Wu Gu Teng
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