(Guizhou folk medicine)
Another name is centipede fern (Hunan medicinal records) and xiaoguanzhong (Yunnan Chinese herbal medicine selections).
[source] it is the whole plant of pteridiaceae Pteris vittata.
Plant morphology centipede grass
Perennial herbs, 1.3-2 m high. Rhizome short, covered with linear lanceolate, yellowish brown scales, with reticulate stele. The leaves are tufted, the petiole is 10-30 cm long, erect, brown after drying, the petiole, leaf axis and feather axis are covered with linear scales; the leaves are oblong to lanceolate, 10-100 cm long, 5-30 cm wide, once pinnately compound; the pinnae are sessile, linear, 4-20 cm long, 0.5-1 cm wide, the middle pinnae are the longest, the apex is acuminate, the apex edge has sharp serrations, the base is truncated, heart-shaped, sometimes slightly serrated The leaves are subcleathery, glabrous on both sides, and the veins are single or forked once. The sporangia are linear, the cover of sporangia is narrow linear, membranous and yellowish brown.
On a raw wall or between stones. It is distributed in Shaanxi, Gansu, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Fujian, Taiwan, South China and southwest China.
The root of this plant (centipede grass root) is also used for medicine. Please refer to the special section for details.
[collection] all year round.
[nature and taste] Guizhou folk medicine: "the nature is flat and the taste is light. "
[functions and indications] 1. Folk medicine in Guizhou: treating scabies. "
② "Hunan medicine annals" said: "to fight epidemic, detumescence, antipyretic. Treatment of abdominal pain, dysentery, centipede bite, nameless swelling poison. "
[usage and dosage] oral: decoction, 2-4 yuan. External use: fried, washed or tamped.
[selection] scabies treatment: centipede grass (whole grass) two liang, a sweep light four Liang. Garlic sticks (dry) four Liang. Three times a day. And must take disinfection medicine: white soil Poria cocos, white fresh skin, dandelion each one or two, eight claw golden dragon four money. Three times a day. (Guizhou folk medicine)
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