(common Chinese herbal medicine in Tibet)
[synonym] Ba Zhu (Tibetan name).
[source] it is the root of Mirabilis himalayana.
[plant morphology] Shiraia himalayana
Herbaceous perennial, 30-50 cm high, covered with short hairs. The root is thick. Stem erect, with distinct nodes and basal branches. Leaves opposite, ovate to cordate, margin serrate, stipitate. The flower has 1 to several aggregated branches, the pedicel is densely covered with brown glandular hairs; calyx like involucre is 5-lobed; calyx is purplish red. Fruit leathery, ribbed.
Born on hillsides and fields. Distributed in Tibet and other places.
[collection] from August to September, the roots were dug, cleaned, sliced and dried.
[nature and taste] it is warm, sweet and slightly pungent.
Functions and indications: tonifying spleen and kidney and promoting diuresis. Treatment of nephritis, edema, gonorrhea.
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoction, 1-3 yuan.
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