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POLYGALA ROOT [元志, YUAN ZHI]

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Name : Polygala Root Chinese Name : 元志 Latin Name : Radix Polygalae Overview This herb is the dried roots of Polygala tenuifolia Willd. or P. sibirica L. of the family Polygalaceae. It grows mostly in the Henan, Jilin, Shaanxi, and Shanxi provinces of China, and is collected in the ...

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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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BITTER APRICOT KERNEL [苦杏仁, KU XING REN]

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Name : Bitter Apricot Kernel Chinese Name : 苦杏仁 Latin Name : Semen Armeniacae amarum Overview This herb is the dried kernel of Prunus armeniaca L., P. sibirica L., or P. mandshurica (Maxim). Koehne of the familiy Rosaccae. The plant is cultivated mainly in the Hebei, Shaanxi, Shandong, and Shanxi provinces of ...

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HAWTHORN [山楂, SHAN ZHA]

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Name : Hawthorn Chinese Name : 山楂 Latin Name : Fructus Crataegi Overview This herb is the dried ripe  fruit of Crataegus pinnatifida Bge. and C. cuneata. Sieb. Of the family Rosaceae. It is widely grown throughout the mountainous region of  north and south China. After harvesting in autumn,  the fruit ...

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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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DUCHESNEA [蛇莓, SHE MEI]

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Name : Duchesnea Chinese Name : 蛇莓 Latin Name : Herba Duchesneae Overview This herb is the whole plant of Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke of the family Rosaceae. It is mainly grown in the Liaoning, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Anhui, and Fujian provinces of China. Collected in summer or autumn, it ...

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CAPILLARIS [茵陳蒿, YIN CHEN HAO]

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Name : Capillaris Chinese Name : 茵陳蒿 Latin Name : Herba Artemisiae Capillaris Overview This herb is the dried plant of Artemisia scoparia Waldst. et Kit. Or A. capillaries Thunb. of the family Compostiae. It is mainly grown in the Shaanxi, Anhui, and Shanxi provinces of China. It is collected ...

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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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