(Guizhou herbal medicine)
Another name: huoshaojian and Tuhuanglian (Guizhou folk medicine).
[source] it is the root of Spiraea farinacea or Spiraea glabra.
[plant morphology] 1. Spiraea farinae
Deciduous shrub, up to 1.5 m high. Branchlets tender or pubescent. Leaves alternate, ovate to ovate long elliptic, 3-8 cm long, apex pointed, base cuneate, margin notched double serrated, pale or slightly gray below, veins often pubescent; petiole 1-3 mm long. Flowers pale red or dark pink, sometimes white, 4-6 mm in diam., arranged in compound corymbs; sepals 5; petals 5, ovate to rounded; stamens longer than petals. Follicles glabrous. The flowering period is from June to July.
It is cultivated in China.
The leaves of this plant (Spiraea leaf) are also used for medicine. Please refer to the special section for details.
② Spiraea glabra, also known as fine leaf rice sieve flower.
The morphology is similar to that of the upper species, but higher. Leaves ovate oblong to oblong lanceolate, 6-11 cm long, with sharp double serrated margin, pubescence at the beginning, and then smooth. The flowers are light red to dark red.
It grows on hillsides, fields and under forests. It is distributed from central to eastern China.
The fruit of this plant (Spiraea) is also used for medicine. Please refer to the special section for details.
[collection] harvest from July to August.
[nature and taste] Guizhou folk medicine: "cool, bitter, non-toxic. "
Functions and indications: relieving cough, improving eyesight and relieving pain. It can cure cough, red eyes, blurred eyes and headache.
① "Guizhou folk medicine": "cough, analgesia, treatment yimingmu. "
② Zhejiang folk commonly used herbal medicine: "treat headache. "
[usage and dosage] oral: decoction, 3-5 yuan. External use: smoked and washed with boiling water.
[selection] 1. Cough, phlegm, blister and soreness: two liang of dried Rhizoma Coptidis. Boiled water clothes.
② Cure wind eye eye Yi: soil Coptis two money, borneol five points, human milk three money. Steamed cornu, add water.
③ Treatment of eye red pain and headache: Earth Coptis five money, perilla leaf two money, white chrysanthemum money. Boil water and wash. (1) Guizhou folk medicine is published below the prescription.)
④ Headache: Spiraea root, Polygonum multiflorum each three to five money. Take it in water. (Zhejiang folk herbs)
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