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RHUBARB [大黄, DA HUANG]

Name : Rhubarb Chinese Name : 大黄 Latin Name : Radix et Rhizoma Rhei Overview This herb is the dried root and rhizome of  Rheum palmatum L., R. tanguticun maxim. Ex Balf, or  R. officinale Baill of the family  Polygonaceae. It is mainly grown in the Qinghai, Gansu,  Sichuan, And ...

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CNIDIUM [川芎, CHUAN XIONG]

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Name : Cnidium Chinese Name : 川芎 Latin Name : Radix Ligustici Chuanxiong Overview This herb is the dried rhizoma of Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort. of the  family Umbelliferae. It grows mainly in the Guizhou, Sichuan, and Yunnan provinces of China is collected in summer, washed, sliced, and used unprocessed or ...

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PILOSE ANTLER [鹿茸, LU RONG]

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Name : Pilose Antler Chinese Name : 鹿茸 Latin Name : Cornu Cervi Parvum Overview This herb is the tender, nonossific, velvet antler of the young adult male deer, scientifically known as Cervus Nippon Temminck or Cervus elaphus Linnaeus of the family Cervidae. The former is the spotted deer and ...

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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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PORIA [茯苓, FU LING]

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Name : Poria or Hoelen Chinese Name : 茯苓 Latin Name : Poria Cocoa Overview This herb is the sclerotium of fungus Poria cocos (Schow) Wolf. of the family Polyporaceae, produced mainly in the Anhui and Yunnan provinces of China. Poria with a reddish  inner surface are called red poria; those ...

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EVODIA FRUIT [吳茱萸, WU ZHU YU]

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Name : Evodia Fruit Chinese Name : 吳茱萸 Latin Name : Fructus evodiae Overview This herb is the fruit of Evodia rutaecarpa (Juss) Benth. of the family Rutaceae. It is mainly grown in the Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Hubei, Saanxi, Sichuan, and Yunnan provinces of China. It is harvested in autumn ...

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PLATYCODON ROOT [桔梗, JIE GENG]

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Name : Platycodon Root Chinese Name : 桔梗 Latin Name : Radix platycodi Overview This herb is the dried root of Platycodon grandiflorum (Jacq). A .DC. of the family Campanulaceae. It is mainly grown in the Anhui, Jiangsu, and Shendong provinces of China, where it is collected in spring and autumn, ...

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