Fructus Tritici Levis(Light Wheat).

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:Astringents and Hemostatics Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon15 Introduction:Astringents and Hemostatics Herbs:also known as discharge-arresting herbs, an agent or substance that arrests discharges such as sweat, diarrhea, urine, blood, leukorrhea and semen.

Classifications of Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon 15 Introduction: The Astringents and Hemostatics Herbs. are known including:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

 ✵Till the date March 19th, 2020, there are Totally [19] kinds of common TCM herbs, [16] kinds of related plant species, [9] kinds of related animals species, [2] kinds of related minerals, [1] kind of related inorganic substance, are recorded in this category. These Astringents and Hemostatics Herbs. are briefly introduced separately:

Fructus Tritici Levis(Light Wheat).

 Fructus Tritici Levis Brief Introduction: The Herb Fructus Tritici Levis is the dried light grains of Triticum aestivum L.(family Graminae), used as an antihidrotic agent for spontaneous sweating or night sweats. The herb is commonly known as Fructus Tritici Levis, Light Wheat, Fú Xiǎo Mài.

 ✵The common official herbal classics and other famous herbal classics defined the Fructus Tritici Levis(Light Wheat) as the dried light grains of the species (1). Triticum aestivum L. It is a plant of the Triticum L. genus, the Gramineae family of the Poales order. This commonly used species is introduced as:

 Triticum aestivum L. (1).Triticum aestivum L.: It is commonly known as Xiǎo Mài. Herbs annual or perennial, 60~100 cm tall. Culms erect, usually 6-9 nodes. Leaf-sheath smooth, often shorter than internode; Leaf tongue membranous, short; Leaf blade flat, long lanceolate, 15~40 cm long, 8~14 mm wide, apex acuminate, base rounded. Spikes erect, 3~10 cm long; Spikelet flat on both sides, ca. 12 mm long, parallel or nearly family line on cob, each spikelet with 3~9 flowers, only lower flowers firm; Glume short, the first glume wider than the second glume, both with sharp ridges on the back, sometimes extending into awn; Lemma membranous, slightly lobed into 3-dentate, central teeth often extended into awn, palea as long or slightly short as lemma, ridge with scaly narrow wings; Stamens 3; Ovary ovate. Caryopses oblong or subovate, ca. 6 mm long, pale brown. It is flowering from April to May, fruiting from May to June.

 Triticum aestivum L. Ecological environment: It is cultivated throughout the country as one of China's main food. The soil layer is deep and the topsoil with good structure is deep, which is beneficial to water storage, fertilizer conservation, and root development. Soil structure refers to the proportion of solid (organic and inorganic), liquid and gas composition, which is closely related to soil moisture, air, temperature, and nutrients. Long sunshine crops (8 to 12 hours of sunlight per day), if sunshine conditions are insufficient. It can't go through the light stage, it can't produce a solid ear.

 Triticum aestivum L. Wheat is a product of the domestication of its wild ancestors by neolithic humans and has been cultivated for more than 10,000 years. In the vast areas of Central Asia, many remains have been excavated from prehistoric primitive social settlements, including wild and cultivated wheat heads and grains, charred wheat grains, heads and impressions of wheat grains on hard mud. Wheat was widely cultivated in Iran, Palestine, Iraq, Syria as early as 7000~6000 BC. Wheat was grown in Pakistan 6000 BC, in Europe 6000 BC~5000 BC, in Transcaucasia and Turkmenistan 5000 BC~4000 BC, in Africa 4000 BC. China's wheat was gradually expanded from the middle reaches of the Yellow River to the south of the Yangtze River, and into Northeast Asia. Between the 15th and 17th centuries, European settlers spread wheat to North and South America. Wheat spread to Oceania in the 18th century.

 Trait identification:Shriveled caryopses are oblong, slightly pointed at both ends. It is about 7 mm long and 2.6 mm in diameter. The surface is yellow-white and wrinkled. There is a fashionable palea with an unfinished palea. Ventral with a deep longitudinal groove, obtuse at the top, with pale yellowish-brown fluff, obtuse at the other end, umbilicus. Hard and brittle, easy to break, white section, four constructive poor. No smell, light taste. It is better to have even grained, levity and no impurity.


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