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STEMONA ROOT [百部, BAI BU]

stemona_1_opt

Name : Stemona Root Chinese Name : 百部 Latin Name : Radix Stemonae Overview This herb is the dried root of Stemona sessilifolia (Miq.), S. japonica Miq., or S. tuberosa Lour. of the family Stemonaceae. It is mainly grown in the Anhui, Hubei, Jiangsu, Shandong, and Zheziang provinces of China, where it is collected in the ...

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CODONOPSIS [党参, Dang shen]

codonopsis pilosulae

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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HE HUAN PI [合欢皮, HE HUAN PI]

albizzia bark

Name: Albizza Bark / He Huan Pi Chinese Name: 合欢皮 Latin Name: Cortex Albizzia Overview This herb is the dried bark and flowers of an auspicious tree, Albizzia julibrissin Durazz, or A. kalkora Prain of the family Leguminosae. It is mainly grown in the Hebei, Henan and Hubei provinces of ...

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CHINESE STAR JASMINE [络石藤, LUO SHI TENG]

chinese star jasmine

Name: Chinese Star Jasmine Chinese Name: 络石藤 Latin Name: Caulis Trachelospermi Overview This herb is the dried foliaceous stem and leaves of Trachelospermum jasminoides Lem. of the family Apocynaceae. It is grown in all parts of China, collected in the late autumn, cleaned, dried in the sun, and cut into ...

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

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

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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