✵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 Semen Oroxyli is the dried ripe seed of Oroxylum indicum(L.) Vent.(family Bignoniaceae), used to clear the lung of heat, and soothe the throat for the treatment of cough, sore throat, and hoarseness of voice in cases of wind-heat afflictions.
✵The herb Semen Oroxyli(Trumpetflower Seed) is the dried ripe seed of Oroxylum indicum(L.) Vent., it is a plant of Oroxylum. Genus, the Bignoniaceae family of the Scrophulariales order. It is also known as Trumetflower Seed, Seed of Trumetflower or Mù Hú Dié.
Common official herbal classics and other famous herbal classics defined the herb Semen Oroxyli(Trumpetflower Seed) as the dried leaf of:(1). Oroxylum indicum(L.) Vent. This commonly used species is introduced as:
(1).Oroxylum indicum(L.) Vent.: Wood trees, 7~12 meters tall. The bark is thick and lenticular. Branchlets are very much lenticellate and protuberant, leaf mark is apparent and big. Leaves opposite; Large odd-numbered two to four pinnate compound leaves, inserted near apex of stem, 60~160 cm long, 20~80 cm wide; Leaflets numerous, petiole 5~10 mm long, leaf blade triangular-ovate, 6~14 cm long, 4~9 cm wide, apex shortly acuminate, base rounded or broadly cuneate and blique, entire, green above, light green below, both surfaces glabrous, blue when dry. Racemose cymes terminal, 40 ~ 150 cm long, pedicels ca. 7 cm; Calyx campanulate, 2.2~4.5 cm long, 2~3 cm wide, purple, truncated, persistent; Corolla orange-red, fleshy, 3~9 cm long, bell-shaped, 5~8.5 cm in diameter, apex 5-lobed, lobes unequal; 5 stamens, inserted in the middle of corolla tube, extending out of the corolla; Filaments base woolly, 1 filaments shorter; Disk lei, fleshy; Style 5~7 cm long, stigma 2 pieces dehiscent. Capsule woody, flat, broadly linear, pendulous, 40~120 cm long, 5~8.5 cm wide, apex shortly acute, base cuneate, margin slightly recurved, with a slightly protruding dorsal slit in the middle, brown at maturity, opening along the abdominal suture, fruit flap with midrib. Seeds most, seeds even wing 6~7.5 cm long, 3.5~4 cm wide, except the base, all surrounded by white translucent thin wings. Its flowering period is from July to October, fruiting period is from October to December.
Ecological environment: on slopes, streams, valleys or shrubs below elevation 1,000 meters. Resources distribution: The plant is distributed in the Zhujiang river area, southwest, Taiwan, and other areas of China.
Trait identification:Seed subelliptic, thin, 2~3 cm long, 1.5~2 cm wide. The surface is pale yellow and white with a silky sheen. The seed coat extends outwards into wide wings, about 2.5 cm wide, translucent membranous, with radial texture, and broken edges. The body is light, the seed coat is peeled, the endosperm is membranous and tight. 2 cotyledons, flattened butterfly-shaped, yellowish-green or yellowish, ca. 1.5 cm long, ca. 1 cm short; The radicle is obvious. Slight smell, slightly bitter taste. Long wings, white, shiny, wing soft as silk is preferred.