(Guizhou folk medicine)
[source] it is the root of Codonopsis lanceolata.
[plant morphology] Codonopsis lanceolata
Perennial herbs. The tuberous root is plump, oblong, white and fibrous. Stems 1-2, oblique or climbing, all densely white pilose. Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovate, 1.8-2.5 cm long when young, apex obtuse, base rounded, entire, dark green above and gray white below. Flowers solitary, corolla campanulate, 5-lobed; stamens 6. Capsule septate between sepals.
Mostly at the foot of high hillside.
[collection] harvest in autumn.
Warm in nature and sweet in taste.
[function indications] tonifying weakness.
[prescription selection] for night sweats due to Qi deficiency: three to five bucks for small ginseng, two bucks for pot. Steamed chicken.
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