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CINNAMON TWIG [桂枝, GUI ZHI]

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Name : Cinnamon Twig Chinese Name : 桂枝 Latin Name : Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae Overview This herb is the dried tender twig of  Cinnamomum cassia Presl. of the family Lauraceae. It is grown mainly in the Guangxi, Guangdong, and Yunnan provinces of China. The twigs are harvested in spring or ...

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MENTHA OR PEPPERMINT [薄荷, BO HE]

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Name : Mentha or Peppermint Chinese Name : 薄荷 Latin Name : Herba Menthae Overview This herb is the aboveground portion of Mentha haplocalyx  Briq. or M. x piperita of European origin and other species of the family Labiatae or Lamiaceae. It is grown mainly in the Jiangsu, Jiangxi, and ...

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CINNAMON BARK [肉桂, ROU GUI]

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Name : Cinnamon Bark Chinese Name : 肉桂 Latin Name : Cortex Cinnamomi Overview This herb is the dried bark of the trunk of Cinnamomum cassia Presl. Or C. japonicum Sieb. of the family Lauraceae. It is mainly grown in the Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, and Taiwan provinces of China and ...

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MORUS OR MULBERRY LEAF [桑叶, SANG YE]

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Name : Morus or Mulberry Leaf Chinese Name : 桑叶 Latin Name : Folium Mori Overview This herb is the dried leaves of the mulberry tree, botanically known  as Morus alba L. of the family Moraceae. It is grown throughout China but mostly in the Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces in ...

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ASARUM HERB [细辛, XI XIN]

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Name : Asarum Herb Chinese Name : 细辛 Latin Name : Herba Asari Overview This herb is the entire plant of  Asarum heterotropoides Fr. Schmidt var Mandshuricum (Maxim.)  Kitag.  (bei xi xin) and  A, sieboldii  Miq. (hua xi xin) of the family Aristolochiaceae. It is mainly grown in the regions of ...

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CIMICIFUGA RHIZOME [升麻, SHENG MA]

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Name : Cimicifuga Rhizome Chinese Name : 升麻 Latin Name : Rhizoma Cimicifugae Overview This herb is the dried  rhizome of the large tri-leaf Cimicifuga heracleifolia Kom., C. dahurica (Turez.) Maxim. or C. foetida L. Of the family Ranunculaceae. It is mainly grown in the Heilongjiang, Hebei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Qinghai, Yunnan, ...

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BUPLEURUM ROOT [柴胡, CHAI HU]

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Name : Bupleurum Root Chinese Name : 柴胡 Latin Name : Radix Bupleuri Overview This herb is the dried root of Bupleurum Chinese DC. or B. scorzonerifolium Willd. of the family Umbelliferae. The formers is grown in the Gansu, Hebei, and Liaoning provinces; the latter is grown in the provinces of ...

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CHRYSANTHEMUM [菊花, JU HUA]

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Name : Chrysanthemum Chinese Name : 菊花 Latin Name : Flos Chrysanthemi Overview This herb is the dried flower head of Chrysanthemum morifolium  Ramat. of the family  Compositae. It is grown chiefly in the provinces of  Anhui, Henan, Sichunan, and Zhejiang of China, where it is collected when the flower is ...

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EPHEDRA [麻黃, MA HUANG]

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Name : Ephedra Chinese Name : 麻黃 Latin Name : Herba Ephedrae Overview This herb is the dried herbaceous stem of Ephedra sinica Stapf, E. Intermedia Schrenk et C.A.Meyer, or E. equisetina Bge, of the family Ephedraceae. It is mainly grown in the Hebei,Shanxi, Gansu, Liaoning, and Sichuan provinces and ...

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