Cortex Lycii(Chinese Wolfberry Bark).

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:Herbs Clearing Heat and Cooling the Blood.

 TCM Herbs Icon05 Introduction: Herbs Clearing Heat and Cooling the Blood: an agent or substance herbs that has the effect of eliminating pathological heat from the nutrient and blood systems in cases of warm diseases marked by fever accompanied by delirium, eruptions and bleeding symptoms, and also in other diseases with bleeding due to heat in the blood.

Classifications of Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon 05 Introduction: The Herbs Clearing Heat and Cooling the Blood are known including:,,,,,,,,,.

 ✵Till the date Oct 10th,2019, there are totally [10] kinds of common TCM herbs, [15] kinds of related plant species, are recorded in this category. These Herbs Clearing Heat and Cooling the Blood. are briefly introduced separately:

Cortex Lycii(Chinese Wolfberry Bark).

 Cortex Lycii Brief Introduction: The herb Cortex Lycii is the dried root-bark of Lycium chinense Mill. Or Lycium barbarum L.(family Solanaceae), used for treating chronic fever and hemoptysis in cases of consumptive diseases, and also for diabetes. The herb is commonly known as Cortex Lycii, Chinese Wolfberry Bark, Dì Gǔ Pí.

 ✵The herb Cortex Lycii(Chinese Wolfberry Bark) is the dried root-bark of Lycium chinense Mill. Or Lycium barbarum L., they are plants of the Lycium genus, the Solanaceae(nightshades) family of the Solanales order.

 Lycium chinense Mill. (1).Lycium chinense Mill.: The Lycium chinense Mill., is commonly known as "Gou Qi", is a plant of the Solanaceae(nightshades) family and Lycium genus. It is sprawl shrubs, up to 1 meter remaining. Branches slender, young branches angular, sheath gray, glabrous, usually with short spines, born in leaf axils, about 5 cm long. Leaves alternate or several clusters; leaf ovate diamond-shaped ovate-lanceolate, 2~6 cm long, 0.6~2.5 cm wide, apex acute or obtuse, base narrowly cuneate, entire, both sides glabrous. Flowers axillary, usually solitary or digitally fasciculate: calyx campanulate, 3~4 mm long, apex 3-5-lobed; corolla funnel-shaped, tube conspicuously constricted and then gradually enlarged upward, ca. 5 mm, apex 5 Fission, lobes long ovate, a few times the length of the tube, purple, margin with sparsely hairy, tube staminate with a pubescent hair slightly above the birthplace; 5 stamens, with corolla, anther T shaped living, 2 rooms, Filaments usually extending; pistil 1, ovary oblong, style fine, stigma capitate. Berry ovate or oblong, 0.5~2 cm long, 4~8 mm in diameter, dark red or orange. Most seeds, kidney-shaped and flat, brown. It is flowering from June to September, fruiting from July to October.

 Lycium barbarum L. (2).Lycium barbarum L.: The Lycium barbarum L., is commonly known as "Ningxia Gou Qi", or "Ningxia Wolfberry", is a plant of the Solanaceae(nightshades) family and Lycium genus. Shrubs or grow into small trees after cultivation, up to 2 to 3 meters. The main branch number, thick, fruiting branches slender; skin pale gray, spiny branch short and thin, was born in leaf axils, 1~4 cm long. Leaves alternate, or a few clusters of short branches; petiole short; leaf narrowly oblanceolate, ovate-lanceolate or ovate oblong, 2~8 cm long, 0.5~3 cm wide, apex pointed, base wedge or narrowly cuneate extending petiole down, entire, dark green above, below pale green, glabrous. Flowers axillary, usually 1 to 2 clusters, or 2 to 5 clusters grow in the short branches; calyx bell-shaped, 4~5 mm long, apex 2 to 3 parts; corolla funnel-shaped, about 8 mm tube length, the first 5 Fission, lobes ovate, ca. 5 mm; pink or purplish red, with dark purple veins, stamens on the tube above the birth of a round of pilose; 5 stamens; 1 pistil, ovary oblong, 2 rooms, Style linear, stigma capitate. Berry oval, oval or broadly ovate, 8~20 mm long, 5~10 mm in diameter, red or orange-red. Most seeds, nearly kidney-shaped and flattened. Its flowering period is from May to October, fruiting from June to October.


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