Zi Cao Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Arnebia Euchroma
Arnebia, the name of traditional Chinese medicine. It is the root of Arnebia euchroma (Royle) Johnst., A. guttata Bunge and Lithospermum erythrorhizon Sieb. Et Zucc. It has the effect of clearing heat and cooling blood, activating blood circulation, detoxifying and penetrating rash. It is mainly used to treat febrile diseases, such as blood heat toxin, purplish black rash, measles, sore, eczema, water and fire scald.
1. Arnebia euchroma (Arnebia euchroma): irregular long cylindrical, twisted, 7-20cm long, 1-2.5cm in diameter. The surface is purplish red or purplish brown, the skin is loose, strip-shaped, often more than 10 layers overlap, easy to peel off. There are divergent stem residues at the top. Light weight, soft, easy to break, irregular section, small wood, yellow white or yellow. It has special Qi, slightly bitter and astringent taste.
2. Lithospermum (Lithospermum): conic, twisted, branched, 7-14cm long, 1-2cm in diameter. The surface is purplish red or purple black, rough with longitudinal lines, and the skin is thin and easy to peel off. It is hard and brittle, easy to break, with dark purple skin, large wood and grayish yellow.
3.Arnebia: conical or cylindrical, twisted, 6-20cm long, 0.5-4cm in diameter. The head of the root is slightly thick, with 1 or more stumps at the top, covered with short bristles. The surface is purplish red or dark purple, the skin is slightly thin, and the constant layers are overlapped, so it is easy to peel off. It is hard and brittle, easy to break, with regular section, purplish red skin, small wood and yellowish white. It has special Qi and astringent taste.
Qingre Liangxue, Huoxue, Jiedu Tousen
Epidemic febrile disease is characterized by excessive blood heat and toxin, purplish black spots, impenetrable measles, sores, eczema, water and fire burns
Lithospermum with Poria cocos: Lithospermum has the functions of cooling blood, activating blood circulation, detoxifying and treating sores; Smilax glabra is good at clearing away heat and toxin, promoting dampness and dredging collaterals. One is to cool blood, activate blood circulation and detoxify, the other is to dispel dampness and detoxify. It is suitable for sores and ulcers with accumulation of dampness heat and Blood Stasis Toxin, as well as syndrome of dampness heat and Blood Stasis Toxin in liver meridian.
Usage and dosage
Oral: decoction, 5-10g. External use: appropriate amount, boil cream or soak in vegetable oil
Collection and processing
In spring and autumn, it is excavated to remove sediment and impurities and dry
Take the original medicine, remove impurities, wash, moisten, slice, dry, sieve to dust
Store in a ventilated and dry place to prevent mildew and moth.