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CHINESE ANGELICA ROOT [当归, DANG GUI]

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Name : Chinese Angelica Root Chinese Name : 当归 Latin Name : Radix Angelica sinensis Overview Angelica sinensis (oliv.) diels of the family Umbelliferae has a fleshy fusiform root. It grows mainly in the Gansu, Guizhou, Shaanxi, Sichuan, and Yunnan provinces of China, and is harvested in the late autumn. The rootlets ...

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ASTRAGALUS ROOT [ 黃耆, HUANG QI]

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Name: Astragalus Root Chinese Name :  黃耆 Latin Name : Radix Astragali Overview This herb is the dried root of Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bge. or A. membranaceus (Fisch) Bge.var mongholicus (Bge.) Hsiao of the family Leguminosae. It is grown primaliry in the Gansu, Heilongjiang,and Shanxi provinces,and Inner Mongolia of China. ...

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GINSENG [人參, REN SHEN]

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Name : Ginseng Chinese Name : 人參 Latin Name : Radix ginseng Overview Several varieties of ginseng exist in the world, the best known is Panax ginseng of the family Araliaceae. It grows mostly in the mountainous forest of the Jilin, Liaoning, and Heilongjian provinces of China. Panax ginseng is ...

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SCISANDRA FRUIT [五味子, WU WEI ZI]

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Name : Scisandra Fruit Chinese Name : 五味子 Latin Name : Fructus Schisandra Overview This herb is the dried ripe fruit of Schisandra chinensis (Turez.) Baill. or S. Sphenanthera Rehd. Et Wils. Of the family Magnoliaceae. Schisandra chinensis is widely distributed throughout northern China, Inner Mongolia, and Korea, where it is ...

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WHITE PEONY ROOT [白芍, BAI SHAO]

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Name : White Peony Root Chinese Name : 白芍 Latin Name : Radix Paeoniae Alba Overview The herb is the root of Paeonia lactiflora Pall. Of the family Ranunculaceae. It grows chiefly in the Anhui, Sichuan, and Zhejiang provinces of China. The root is dug in autumn or summer, and washed ...

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SIBERIAN GINSENG [五加蔘, WU JIA SHEN]

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Name : Siberian Ginseng Chinese Name : 五加蔘 Latin Name : Radix Acanthopanax Senticosus Overview This herb is the dried root and rhizome of acanthopanax senticosus of the family araliaceae. It grows in abundance in northeastern China, particularly in the Heilongjiang province, as well as Inner Mongolia, North Korea, and ...

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WHITE ATRACTYLODES [白朮, BAI ZHU]

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Name : White Atractylodes Chinese Name : 白朮 Latin Name : Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephala Overview This herb is the rhizome of Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz. of the family Compositae. It is grown mainly in the Zhejiang province of China but it also cultivated in the provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Fujian, Anhui, and Jiangxi. ...

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CHINESE YAM [山药, SHAN YAO]

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Name : Chinese Yam Chinese Name : 山药 Latin Name : Rizoma Dioscoreae Overview This herb is the rhizome of Dioscorea appasita Thumb. of the family Dioscoreaceae. The chinese yam, grown in the Henan province (Xinxiang county) is believed to be the best variety, although Chinese yams found in other provinces (including ...

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CODONOPSIS [党参, Dang shen]

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Name : Codonopsis Chinese Name : 党参 Latin Name : Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae Overview This herb is the dried root of Codonopsis Pilosula or C. Tangshen Oliv. of the family Campanulaceae.It grows chiefly in the Gansu, Shaanxi, and Shanxi provinces in northern China, and is dug up in the autumn, dried in ...

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Polygonum/Fleece Flower Root (何首乌, he shou wu)

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Name: Polygonum Chinese Name: 何首乌 (he shou wu) Latin Name: Radix polygoni multiflori Overview This medical herb is the root tuber of Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. of the family Polygonaceae. Also called Fleece Flower Root, it is grown all over China. The root tuber is harvested in autumn. The unprocessed material is ...

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