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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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SCUTE BARBATA [半枝莲, BAN ZHI LIAN]

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Name : Scute Barbata Chinese Name : 半枝莲 Latin Name : Herba Scutellariae Barbatae Overview This herb is the whole plant of  Scutellaria barbata D. Don of the family Labiatae. It is grown in the Fujian, Guangdong, Guanxi, Jiangsu, Sichuan, and  Zhejiang provinces of southern China. Harvested in June, it ...

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LOBELIA [半遍莲, BAN BIAN LIAN]

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Name : Lobelia Chinese Name : 半遍莲 Latin Name : Herba Lobeliae Overview This herb is the whole plant of  Lobelia chinensis Lour. of the family Campanulaceae. It is mainly distributed throughout the Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Sichuan, and Tiawan provinces of China. Collected in summer, ...

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CURCULIGO RHIZOME [仙茅, XIAN MAO]

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Name : Curculigo Rhizome Chinese Name : 仙茅 Latin Name : Rhizome Curculiginis Overview This herb is the dried rhizome of Curculigo orchioides Gaertn. of the family Amaryllidaceae. It grows in the provinces of Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Jiangsu, Taiwan,  and Zhejiang in China. It is harvested in the early spring ...

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LEPIDIUM SEED [葶藶子,TING LI ZI]

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Name : Lepidium Seed Chinese Name : 葶藶子 Latin Name : Semen Lepidii seu Descurainiae Overview This herb is the dried ripe seed of Lepidium apetalum Willd., or Descurainia sophia (L.) of the family Cruciferae. The former is called northern lepidium seed and is mostly produced in the Hebei and ...

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RABDOSIA [冬凌草,DONG LING CAO]

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Name : Rabdosia Chinese Name : 冬凌草 Latin Name : Herba Rabdosiae Overview This herb is the dried whole plant of  Rabdosia rubescens (Hems) Hara of the family Labiatae. It is grown in the northern provinces of China. Rabdosia is an antipyretic. A detoxicant, a blood-circulation activating agent, and an ...

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NOTOPTERYGIUM [羌活, QIANG HUO]

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Name : Notopterigium Chinese Name : 羌活 Latin Name : Rhizoma  seu Radix Notopterygii Overview This herb is the dry rhizome and root of  Notopterygium incisum Ting ex H. T. Chang or N.forbesii  Boiss. of the  Umbelliferae family.  It is grown mainly in the Gansu, Sichuan, and Yunnan provinces of ...

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GLEHNIA [北沙參, BEI SHA SHEN]

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Name : Glehnia Chinese Name : 北沙參 Latin Name : Radix  Glehniae Overview This herb is the root and rhizome of  Glehnia littoralis Fr. Schimidt ex. Miq. of the family Umbelliferae. It grows mainly in the Hebei, Jiangsu,Liaoning, and Shandong provinces of China. Harvested in summer and washed  clean, the ...

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SARGASSUM OR SEAWEED [海藻, HAI ZAO]

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Name : Sargassum or Seaweed Chinese Name : 海藻 Latin Name : Herba Sargassum Overview This herb is the dried seaweed of Sargassum pallidum (Turn.) C.Ag., or S.fusiforme (Harv.) Setch. of the family Sargassaceae. It is harvested along the coast of the Zheziang, Fujian, Shandong, and Liaoning provinces of China, ...

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PINELLIA TUBER [半夏, BAN XIA]

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Name : Pinellia Tuber Chinese Name : 半夏 Latin Name : Rhizome Pinelliae Overview This herb is the dried stem tuber of  Pinellia  ternate (Thumb.) of the family Araceae. It  is grown in most parts of China. The tuber is harvested in summer and autumn, washed clean and dried in ...

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