✵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 Folium rhododendri Daurici is the dried leaf of Rhododendron dauricum L.(Family Ericaceae), used as an antitussive and expectorant for acute and chronic bronchitis.
✵The herb Folium rhododendri Daurici(Dahurian Rhododendron Leaf) is the dried leaf of Rhododendron dauricum L., it is a plant of Rhododendron L. genus, the Ericaceae family of the Ericales order. It is also known as Folium Rhododendri daurici or Mǎn Shān Hónɡ.
Common official herbal classics and other famous herbal classics defined the herb Folium rhododendri Daurici(Dahurian Rhododendron Leaf) as the dried leaf of:(1). Rhododendron dauricum L. This commonly used species is introduced as:
(1).Rhododendron dauricum L.: Semievergreen shrubs, 1~2 meters high. The bark is pale grey. Much branched, branchlets are slender and curved, dark gray, scaly and pilose. Buds ovate scales broadly ovate. Leaves alternate; Petiole 2~5 mm long, slightly hairy; Leaf blade subleathery, set on the upper part of branchlets, elliptic or ovoid oblong, 1~7 cm long, 1~3 cm wide, apex obtuse, shortly acute, base cuneate, entire, dark green above, scattered white glandular scales, light green below, densely glandular scales. Winter rolled into a simple shape, knead after the aroma. Flowers 1~4 apical, first leaves open, pink or purplish-red; Sepals short, dividing, densely scaly outside; Corolla funnelform, ca. 1.8 cm long, 5-lobed, exsersely pilose; 10 stamens, corolla extended, filaments base pilose; Ovary 1, ovary wall densely with glandular scales, style longer than petals, persistent. Capsule oblong, ca. 1.2 cm long, apex dehiscent. It is flowering from May to June, fruiting from July to August.
Ecological environment: The plant grows on mountain ridges, hillsides, and acid soils under forests. It mainly distributes in the north and other areas of China.