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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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SEMIAQUILEGIA ROOT [天葵, TIAN KUI]

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Name : Semiaquilegia Root Chinese Name : 天葵 Latin Name : Radix Semiaquilegiae Overview This herb is the dried root of  Semiaquilegia adoxoides (DC) Mak. of the family Ranunculaceae.  It is mainly grown  in the Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, and Yunnan provinces of  China, collected in the summer, cleaned, sliced, ...

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GARDENIA [栀子, ZHI ZI]

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Name : Gardenia Chinese Name : 栀子 Latin Name : Fructus Gardeniae Overview This herb is the ripe fruit of Gardenia jasminoides Ellis of the family Rubiaceae. It is mainly grown in the Hunan, Jiangxi, and Zhejiang provinces of China. The fruit is dried after harvesting, and  used unprocessed or ...

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GERMINATED BARLEY [麥芽, MAI YA]

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Name : Germinated Barley Chinese Name : 麥芽 Latin Name : Fructus Hordei Germinatus Overview This herb is the dried, germinated ripe fruit of Hordeum vulgare L. of the family Gramineae, available in every provinces of China. Like hawthorn, this medicinal agent is a stomachic that improves digestion. It is ...

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BLACK NIGHTSHADE [龍葵, LONG KUI]

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Name : Black Nightshade Chinese Name : 龍葵 Latin Name : Herba Solani Nigri Overview This herb is the whole plant, including the seed of Solanum nigrum L. of the family Solanaceae. It is grown all over China, collected in the summer and autumn, cleaned, cut into sections, and dried ...

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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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