Chinese Name: Bai Ying
[English name]: bittersweettherb
[alias]: Baimaoteng, maofengteng, maohulu, Maoxiucai.
[source]: Solanum lyratum Thunb.
[harvesting]: harvest in summer and autumn and dry in the sun.
[nature and taste]: it is cold in nature and sweet in taste; it has little poison.
[plant morphology]: perennial herbaceous Liana with dense stems and leaves and villous nodes. Leaves alternate, mostly harp shaped, 3.5-5.5cm, 2.5-4cm wide, apex acuminate, base entire or with 3-5 deep lobes, middle lobe ovate, large, both sides villous; petiole entire or with 3-5 deep lobes, middle lobe ovate, large, both sides villous; petiole about 3cm long. Cymes terminal or axillary exophytic; flowers blue or white, calyx 5-lobed; corolla 5-lobed, reflexed outward from base; stamens 5-lobed, anther apical aperture split; ovary 2-locular. The berries are spherical and red when ripe. The flowering period is from July to September and the fruiting period is from September to November.
Growing place: on hillside or roadside. Produced in Jiangsu, Shandong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Sichuan.
[chemical composition]: it contains β - hydroxysteroid alkaloids.
Function indications: clearing away heat and toxin, dispelling wind and dampness, removing blood stasis. It is used for damp heat jaundice, wind heat headache, leucorrhea and rheumatoid arthritis.
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