[drug name] Artemisia annua
[Standard No.] ws3-bc-004
[source / prescription] this product is the dried whole herb of incarvilla compacta Maxim. Collect the flowers in full bloom, wash the soil and dry them in the air.
[character] the root of this product is cylindrical, and the upper end often has residues of stem and leaf. It is brittle, with white to light yellow cross section, dark skin color, loose, granular and obvious pith. The leaves are shrunken and complete. The leaves are oblong and pinnately divided. The lobes vary in size from dark green to light yellow. Flowers shrunken, lavender or dark brown; funnel-shaped after wet spreading, apex 5-lobed, stamens 4, stigma funnel-shaped, capsule occasionally, with 4 edges. The air is weak and the taste is light.
[processing] remove impurities and cut into segments.
[flavor] warm, bitter and sweet.
[function and indications] regulating menstruation and activating blood circulation, expelling wind and dampness, eliminating inflammation, benefiting ear and pulse. Seeds for otitis media; roots for weakness, dizziness, chest tightness, abdominal distension, cough, irregular menstruation; leaves for cough.
[usage and dosage] 3-5g.
[storage] store in a well ventilated and dry place.
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