(records of Sichuan Traditional Chinese Medicine)
[synonym] beixihua (taxonomy of seed plants in China).
[source] it is a single leaf herb of Ranunculaceae.
[plant morphology] Cimicifuga unifolia
Perennial herbs, 40-60 cm high. The rhizome is 10 cm long. Leaves basal, cordate or reniform, 5-9 cm long and 4-16 cm wide, apex rounded or acuminate, margin serrate, base cordate or orbiculate, sometimes close to each other, glabrous on both sides or occasionally sparsely pilose along veins below; petiole up to 22 cm long. Caulis 14-48 cm high, upper part densely pubescent; compound cyme panicle; bracts several, lanceolate; flowers white, about 1 cm in diameter, perianth 5, ovoid to narrowly oblong; stamens many; carpels solitary, follicles long rectangular, flat, up to 1.5 cm, about 3 mm wide, apex with a hook like process, surface branches pubescent. The flowering period is from June to July.
Born in the shade under the forest. Distributed in Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Shaanxi and other places.
The rhizome of this plant is also used for medicine. See special section for details.
[nature and taste] it is warm, pungent and nontoxic.
[function indications] it can relieve pain and dispel wind and cold. It can cure rheumatism, aching back and legs, dizziness and toothache.
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoct soup, 1-3 yuan; or soak in wine.
[selected prescription] treatment of toothache: Asarum alba. Take it in water. (nature and taste are listed in Sichuan Traditional Chinese medicine annals)
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