Purple shoot flower
(Ben Cao Tu Jing)
[synonym] Zixiao flower (Suzhou native medicinal material).
[source] it is a dry population of the freshwater sponges.
[animal morphology] sponges cristatus
It is usually rod-shaped, with uneven surface and many water outlet holes, which are easy to see, usually gray to brown. The structure of the body is composed of spongy fibers, but it is very fragile after drying. Its length is 180-255 μ m and its thickness is about 5-16 μ M. There was no cortical bone. The buds are asexual reproductive bodies of freshwater sponge. There are many budding spheres, which are oval or blunt triangular in shape. This species is characterized by a variety of spores, with the exception of a single one, and a population of 2-4 spores, each surrounded by a common cell layer. There are scattered bud bones on the surface of each bud ball, and each bud ball has a long and slightly curved milk tube, which protrudes from the inside of the cell layer and opens. The size of the buds varies greatly, and the diameter of the buds ranges from 250 to 500 microns. The length of bud bone is 68-125 μ m and the thickness is about 3-10 μ M.
It grows in clear water or swimming water, and grows on rocks, branches or aquatic plants. It's widely distributed.
[collection] in autumn and winter, pick up trees on the river bed or by the lake, cut off branches at both ends, remove weeds and dry them in the sun.
[medicinal material] it is irregular block or rod-shaped, with different sizes and often attached with aquatic plants or branches in the center. It is about 3-10 cm in length and 1-2.5 cm in diameter. The surface is grayish white or grayish yellow, with many small holes and spongy. It is light in weight, loose in quality, radial net in cross-section, with grayish yellow round like small particles (buds) in the mesh, and easy to fall off when shaking. There is no breath, and the taste is light. It is better to be big, dry, relaxed, soft and free of impurities.
Mainly produced in Jiangsu, Henan and other places.
[chemical composition] it contains spongiform hard protein, spongiform allohard protein, phosphate, carbonate, etc.
[processing] remove impurities, wash sediment and dry in the sun.
[nature and taste] Compendium: "sweet, warm, non-toxic. "
[function indications] Yiyang astringent essence. Treatment of impotence, spermatorrhea, turbid, bring down, urine can not help, scrotal eczema.
① "Introduction to medicine": "the main Yang decline Yin flaccidity. "
② Compendium: "Yiyang secret essence can cure Zhenyuan asthenia, Yin flaccidity, spermatorrhea, residual fluid, white as fat, can't help urinating, wet itching under the capsule, cold zone of women's Yin, and can be used in pill powder and sitting soup. "
[usage and dosage] oral administration: Yanmo, 0.5-1.5 yuan; or into pills or powder. External use: decoct the soup and wash the part warm.
[prescription selection] 1. To treat Yang impotence: zishaohua and shenglonggu have two coins each, and a little musk. For the end, honey pill Wuzi big. Take 20 pills each time, and drink. (Linhu jijianfang)
② One or two purple peppers for the treatment of vaginal itching. For coarse powder, fried, bath three or five times. (general discussion on pediatric health)
Chinese PinYin : Zi Shao Hua
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