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[Name of Chinese Medicine]White Shouwu baishouwu

 [Alias] Geshanxiao, Baihewu, Geshanzhu, Baimuxiang, Baihewu.

[English name] Radix Cynanchi Bungei

 [Medicinal parts] Cynanchum auriculatum Royle ex Wight, a dried root tuber of the Cynanchum auriculatum Royle ex Wight.

 [plant form] vine semi-shrub. With milk. The roots are thick and cylindrical, with black-brown surface and white cross-section. The stem is puberulent. The leaves are opposite; the petiole is 3-9 cm long; the leaves are heart-shaped to ovate-heart-shaped, 4-12 cm long, 3-10 cm wide, short and acuminate at the apex, deep heart-shaped at the base, and ear-shaped inwardly on both sides, Entire, dark green on the top, gray-green on the bottom, and puffy. Cymes corymb-shaped, axillary; total pedicel cylindrical, 10-15 cm long, with about 30 flowers; calyx nearly 5-part, lobes oval-ovate, reflexed; corolla radial, 5-parted, The lobes are reflexed, white, with sparse pilose inside; the corolla is shallowly cup-shaped. The lobes are elliptical, longer than the stamens, and there is a triangular tongue-like scale in the middle of the inner surface of each lobule; stamens 5, inserted at the base of the corolla, filaments connected into a tube, anthers 2 chambers, attached to the stigma, each chamber has One yellow pollen block, oblong, drooping; the pistil is composed of 2 free carpels, the stigma is conical, and the apex is 2-lobed. Follicles are twins, narrow at the base, cylindrical in the middle, and tapered at the upper part, about 8 cm in length and 1 cm in diameter. The seeds are oval-elliptic to inverted cuneate. It has narrow wings on the edge and a bunch of bright white hairs at the tip. Flowering from June to September, fruiting from July to November.

[Origin] Born in crevices in the rocks, shrubs or roadsides, walls, rivers, and ditch sides of mountain slopes below 3,500 meters above sea level. Distributed in East China, Central South and Hebei, Shaanxi, Gansu, Taiwan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan and other places. It is cultivated in Shandong and Jiangsu.

 [harvesting and processing] The roots are excavated in early spring or autumn, the soil is washed, the remaining stems and fibrous roots are removed, and they are dried, or sliced ​​and dried when they are fresh. Fresh products are picked and used.

[Properties of medicinal materials] The root is long cylindrical, long fusiform or nodular cylindrical, slightly curved, 7-15 cm long, and 1 to 4 cm diameter. The surface is light brown, with obvious vertical wrinkles and horizontally long lenticels. The cork fall off is khaki or light yellow-brown, with a net-like texture. It is hard in quality, white in cross section, powdery, with bright yellow radial texture. Slightly smelly, slightly sweet and bitter in taste.

[Sex and flavor return to meridian]Plain in nature, sweet and slightly bitter in taste. Return to the liver meridian, kidney meridian, spleen meridian and stomach meridian.

 [Efficacy and function] Nourish liver and kidney, strengthen bones and muscles, nourish essence and blood, invigorate spleen and eliminate food, detoxify and treat sores. It is a blood tonic under the classification of tonic drugs.

[Clinical application] Oral administration: decoction, the amount of 6-15 grams, double the fresh product; grind the powder, 1 to 3 grams each time; or soak in wine. External use: appropriate amount, fresh product pounded and applied. Indications of waist and knee soreness, impotence and spermatorrhea, dizziness, tinnitus, palpitations, insomnia, loss of appetite, malnutrition in children, sparse milk postpartum, carbuncle swelling and pain, and snake bites.

 [Pharmacological research] Baishouwu has anti-oxidant and anti-tumor effects, regulates immune function, affects heart function, and lowers blood lipids; it has the effects of improving hemolytic anemia and promoting hair growth.

[Chemical composition] Contains vasosin C₃N, vasosinolate C₁N, vasosinoside C₁G, vasosinoside K₁N, saccharin A, saccharin B, saccharin C, radix amine, saccharin, radix Aglycone, 12-O-cinnamyl deacylated asclepidium aglycone, halberdid saccharin, Baishouwu benzophenone, a variety of amino acids, vitamins, inorganic elements.

[Contraindications]Oral use should not be overdose.

[Compatibility prescription]

 ① Treatment of waist and leg pain and joint disadvantages: 15 grams of Baishouwu, 6 grams of achyranthes, 9 grams of dodder, 6 grams of psoralen, and 9 grams of wolfberry. Decoction in water. ("Shanxi Chinese Herbal Medicine")

② Treatment of impotence: Baishouwu, Epimedium, Chinese yam, Codonopsis pilosula each 9-12 grams. Decoction in water. ("Shan Gan Ning Qing Chinese Herbal Medicine Selection")

③Treat neurasthenia, impotence, spermatorrhea: 15 grams of Baishouwu, 9 grams of jujube seed, 9 grams of ginseng, 12 grams of wolfberry. Decoction in water. ("Shanxi Chinese Herbal Medicine")

④ Treat stomach pain, dysentery and abdominal pain: Baishouwu and dandelion each 9 grams. Decoction in water. ("Anhui Chinese Herbal Medicine")

⑤ Treatment of beriberi edema: Baishouwu and Psyllium are 6 grams each. Decoction to remove slag, take 2 times a day. ("Food Chinese Medicine and Recipe")

⑥ Treat children with weak spleen and stomach, indigestion, food accumulation, and diarrhea: Divide the white shouwu, glutinous rice grass, and chicken feces vine into equal parts, and grind the powder for later use. 9 grams each time, add 18 grams of rice noodles, steam cooked food. (《Journal of Sichuan Traditional Chinese Medicine》1982)

⑦ Treatment of insufficient milk: 30 grams of cowhide roots (peeled), 1 hen (internal organs removed). Put the medicine into the chicken belly, stew until cooked, remove the medicine residue, and take the soup with the meat without adding salt. (《Journal of Hubei Chinese Herbal Medicine》)

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Product basic attributes
Shelf Life: 365 days
Storage: Dry storage, low temperature refrigeration
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