Shrimp seed grass
(records of Sichuan Traditional Chinese Medicine)
[synonym] red shrimp grass (Sichuan Traditional Chinese Medicine).
[source] it is the whole plant of Rubiaceae.
[plant morphology] Cordyceps tenuifolia
Annual delicate scattered herbs, about 15-40 cm high. The stem is bald and glossy when dry. Leaf blade linear or linear lanceolate, 2.5-5 cm long, 3-5 mm wide, apex short pointed, entire, dorsiflexed, base obtuse, slightly leathery, dark green above, light green below, black purple when dry; stipules connate, membranous, 3-8 mm long, with short flat pointed hairs on the back and long bristles on the margin. Flowers 1-3, axillary, sessile; calyx 3 mm long, 4-lobed, lobes ciliated; corolla white, 3 mm long, 4-lobed, lobes lanceolate; stamens 4, inserted on corolla tube; ovary 2-locular, style linear, stigma slightly expanded. Capsule ovoid, 2.5 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, apically dehiscent; seeds numerous. It blooms in summer. The fruit period is autumn.
Growing in the sun. It is distributed all over the south of the Yangtze River.
This product is used as Hedyotis diffusa in Fujian and Guangxi. See "Hedyotis diffusa" for details.
[collection] harvested in summer and autumn, fresh or dried.
[nature and taste] records of Sichuan Traditional Chinese medicine: "it is cold in nature, slightly bitter in taste and non-toxic. "
[function indications] Sichuan Traditional Chinese medicine records: "it is used to treat traumatic injury, hernia, wind fire, toothache and women's dry blood tuberculosis. "
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoction, 0.5-1 Liang; or stewed meat.
[formula selection] 1. Treatment of traumatic injury: Red Shrimp seed grass, sharp knife Achyranthes bidentata, red sour pulp grass each four Liang (mashed), with Ma four Liang (burned ash). He simmered wine clothes.
② Cure child hernia: shrimp seed grass, ground eggplant each one or two. Take it in boiling water.
③ To cure women's diseases, those with excessive deficiency fire: one or two shrimps, one or two pickled ear roots, two or two carnation roots, five yellow foot chickens, four or two brown earth roots. Stew for internal use. If there is exogenous wind cold, it should be removed first. (Chongqing herbal medicine)
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