Chaenomeles speciosa Sweet Nakai Fam Rosaceae

Chaenomeles speciosa (Sweet) Nakai (Fam. Rosaceae) I. Branch with flowers 2. Leaves 3. Cross-section of the flower 4. Stamen 5. Fruit pharmaceutical name Plastrum Testudinis english name freshwater tortoise shell Plastrum Testudinis is produced in the provinces of Zhejiang, Hubei, Hunan, Anhui, and Jiangsu. The plastron is cleaned to remove flesh, washed, and dried in the sunlight. If the tortoise is cooked in boiling water, it is called boiled plastron. If the flesh is removed and the shell is...

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Acanthopanax senticosus (Rupr. et Maxim.) Harms (Fam. Araliaceae) I. Root 2. Branch with fruit 3. Down below the leave 4. Flowers 5. Fruit 6. Bark of the root pharmaceutical name Radix Achyranehis Bidentatae Radix Achyranehis Bidentatae is produced chiefly in the provinces of Henan, Hebei, Shanxi, and Shandong. The root is dug in autumn and winter, then dried in sunlight or treated with sulphur smoke. It is sliced and used unprepared or stir-baked with wine. flavor, property, and channel...

Chinemys reevesii Gray Fam Testudinidae

Testudinidae) pharmaceutical name Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii is harvested mainly in Zhejiang, Anhui, Henan, and Sichuan. It is collected when the flower is in full blossom, and dried in the shade. flavor, property, and channel tropism Sweet and bitter in flavor, slightly cold in property, acts on the Liver and Lung channels. Dispels Wind Heat, subdues hyperactivity of the Liver, and improves eyesight. For invasion of Wind Heat and...

Cimicifuga heracleifolia Kom Cimicifuga dahurica Turcz Maxim or Cimicifuga foetida L Fam Ranunculaceae

Cimicifuga Foetida

Ranunculaceae I. Root and rhizome 2. Leaf 3. Branch with leaves 4. Branch with flowers 5. Flower 6. Stamen 7. Fruit 8. Cross-section of fruit Ramulus Cinnamomi is produced chiefly in Guangdong, Guangxi, and Yunnan provinces in China. Collected in spring and summer, the twig is dried, sliced, and used unprepared. flavor, properties, and channel tropism Pungent and sweet in flavor, warm in property, acts on the Heart, Lung, and Bladder channels. Induces...

Cnidium monnieri L Cusson Fam Apiaceae

Clematis Sinensis Osbeck

Apiaceae I. Branch with flowers 2. Flower 3. Fruit Radix Codonopsis is produced mainly in the provinces of Shanxi, Shananxi, Gansu, and Sichuan. It is collected in spring and autumn, and cut into segments for use. flavor, property, and channel tropism Sweet in flavor, neutral in property, acts on the Spleen and Lung channels. Invigorates the Spleen and replenishes Qi, promotes the production of body Fluid, and nourishes the Blood. For poor appetite, loose stools,...

Aspongopus chinensis Dallas Fam Pertatomidae

Pertatomidae pharmaceutical name Semen Astragali Complanati flatstem milkvetch seed, astragalus seed Semen Astragali Complanati is produced chiefly in the provinces of Shananxi and Shanxi. Collected in autumn, the seeds are dried in sunlight, and used unprepared or stir-baked with salt water. flavor, property, and channel tropism Sweet in flavor, warm in property, acts on the Liver and Kidney channels. Tonifies the Kidney to treat seminal emissions, nourishes...