Fructus Carotae(Carrot Fruit).

TCM Herbalism:Medicinals and Classifications. ✵The TCM herbalism is also known as pharmaceutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or Chinese pharmaceutics, is the branch of health science dealing with the preparation, dispensing, and proper utilization of Chinese herbs. It is majorly composed of Introduction of Chinese Medicinals, Classification of Chinese Herbs, Formulas, and Patent medicines.

Classifications of Herbs:Anthelmintics Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon18 Introduction: Anthelmintics Herbs: an agent or substance herbs that expels or kills parasitic worms.

Classifications of Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon 18 Introduction: The Anthelmintics Herbs are known including:, , , , , , , , .

 ✵Till the date Oct 10th,2019, there are Totally [9] kinds of common TCM herbs, [9] kinds of related plant species, [1] kind of related fungus species, are recorded in this category. These Anthelmintics Herbs are briefly introduced separately:

Fructus Carotae(Carrot Fruit).

 Fructus Carotae Brief Introduction: The Herb Fructus Carotae is the dried ripe fruit of Daucus carota L.(family Umbelliferae), used (1).to kill parasitic worms in cases of ascariasis, oxyuriasis and taeniasis, and (2).to remove undigested food for treating food stagnation. The herb is commonly known as Fructus Carotae, Carrot Fruit, Nán Hè Shī.

 ✵Common official herbal classics and other famous herbal classics defined the herb Fructus Carotae(Carrot Fruit) as the dried ripe fruit of the species Daucus carota L. It is a plant of the Daucus L. Genus, the Apiaceae family of the Apiales order. This commonly used species is introduced as:

 Daucus carota L. Daucus carota L.: It is commonly known as Yě Hú Luó Bo (Literally it means wild carrot). Herbs biennial, 15~120 cm tall. Stem solitary, all with white coarse bristles. Basal leaves membranous, oblong, 2nd to 3rd quill completely lobed, final lobes linear or lanceolate, 2~15 mm long, 0.5~4 mm wide, apex acute, minutely pointed, smooth or hispid; Petiole 3~12 cm long; Cauline leaves subsessile, leaf sheaths, ultimate lobes small or slender.

 Daucus carota L. Compound umbel, peduncle 10~55 cm long, hispid; Involucre with many bracts, leaflike, pinnately divided, rarely undivided, lobes linear, 3~30 mm long; Most spokes, 2-7.5 cm long, resulting in an inward curvature of the outer rim; 5~7 involucral bracts, linear, undivided or 2~3-lobed, margin membranous, ciliate; Flowers usually white, sometimes reddish; Flower stalk unequal length, 3~10 mm long. Fruit oval, 3~4 mm long, 2 mm wide, ribbed with white bristles. Its flowering period is from May to July.

 Daucus carota L. Ecological environment: It resists cold, drought, prefers slight acidity to neutral soil, fertilizer and light, be apt to grow in the fertile moist open wide ground. Seedlings can live safely through winter at -38 ℃. Distributed in Europe and Southeast Asia. In China, it distributed in Sichuan, Guizhou, Hubei, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang provinces.

 Trait identification:This product is double suspended fruit, oval, multi-split fruit, sub-fruit 3~4 mm long, 1.5~2.5 mm wide. The surface is greenish-brown or yellowish-brown, with style remnant at the top, base obtuse, abaxially raised, with 4 narrow finned subribs, with 1 row of yellow and white hooked spines on the wings, the spines are about 1.5 mm long, there are main ribs at the concave of the subribs, the upper part is sparsely pubescent, the joint surface is flat, with 3 veins, and the upper part is pubescent. Seeds and seeds are white and oily. It is light. It has special aroma once broken, taste slightly pungent, bitter.


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