✵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:Antitussives Herbs.
Introduction: Antitussives herbs: an agent or substance herbs that stops coughing.
Brief Introduction: The herb Cortex Mori is the dried root-bark, deprived of the external brown corky part, of Morus alba L.(family Moraceae), used (1).to purge the lung and relieve dyspnea for treating lung heat with cough and dyspnea, and (2).to induce diuresis in cases of edema. The herb is commonly known as Cortex Mori, White Mulberry Root-bark, Sāng Bái Pí.
✵The herb Cortex Mori(White Mulberry Root-bark) is the dried root-bark of Morus alba L., it is a plant of the Morus genus, the Moraceae(mulberry family or fig family) of the Rosales order.
Morus alba L.: The Morus alba L., is a plant of the Moraceae family and Morus genus, it is commonly known as "Mulberry Tree" or "White Mulberry", or "Sang Shu", deciduous shrubs or small trees, 3~15 meters high. The bark is brownish-brown, branches gray or gray-yellow, sparsely sparse, shallowly longitudinally divided, slightly pilose when tender. Leaves alternate, ovate to broadly ovate, 6~15 cm long and 4~12 cm wide. Tip or blunt, base round or near heart-shaped, coarse teeth on the edge, above the hairless, shiny, green below, veins with sparse hairs, hairy veins; petiole length 1~2.5 cm. Dioecious, bone inflorescence axillary; male inflorescence caducous; female inflorescence length 1~2 cm, style is not obvious or no, 2 stigmas. The leaves are oval, broadly ovate, and heart-shaped. They are about 15 cm long, about 10 cm wide, and about 4 cm in length. The base of the leaf blade is heart-shaped, slightly apical at the apex, serrated at its edge, and densely covered with white pilose leaves. Old thick yellow-green leaves. The young leaves are thin and dark green. Crisp and brittle, grip the hands. It is light and slightly bitter. Medicinal use is generally considered to be good after the frost. The poly fruit (mulberry) is dark purple, red or milky when cooked. The tree is flowering from April to May and fruiting from June to July.