Fructus Canarii(Chinese White Olive).

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 Counteracting Toxins.

 TCM Herbs Icon05 Introduction: Herbs Clearing Heat and Counteracting Toxins: an agent or substance herbs that counteracts heat toxins or fire toxins, mainly indicated in the treatment of boils, sores, abscess, erysipelas, epidemic infectious diseases, mumps, dysentery, insect or snake bite, and burns.

Classifications of Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon 05 Introduction: The Herbs Clearing Heat and Counteracting Toxins are known including:,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.

 ✵Till the date Oct 10th,2019, there are totally [28] kinds of common TCM herbs, [43] kinds of related plant species, [3] fungus species, are recorded in this category. These Herbs Clearing Heat and Counteracting Toxins are briefly introduced separately:

Fructus Canarii(Chinese White Olive).

 Fructus Canarii Brief Introduction: The herb Fructus Canarii is the dried ripe fruit of Canarium album Raeusch.(family Burseraceae), used for relieving sore throat and hoarseness in phonation. It is commonly known as Fructus Canarli, Chinese White Olive, Qīnɡ Guǒ.

 ✵Common herbal classics defined the herb Fructus Canarii(Chinese White Olive) as the dried ripe fruit of (1).Canarium album Raeusch.(Canarium Linn. Genus, Burseraceae Kunth family, Sapindales order.). This commonly used species is introduced as:

 Canarium album Raeusch. (1).Canarium album Raeusch.:  Trees, 10~25(~35) meters tall, up to 150 cm DBH. Branchlets 5~6 mm thick, young tomentose yellow-brown, soon glabrous; There are columnar vascular bundles around the medulla, and a few vascular bundles are sparse in the center. Stipules, present only when buds, on branches near the base of the petiole. Leaflet 3-6 pairs, papery to leathery, lanceolate or elliptic (to ovate), 6~14 cm long, 2~5.5 cm wide, glabrous or setae sprouting on abaxially veins, abaxially with very small verrucous projections; Apex acuminate to abruptly narrow acuminate, apex ca. 2 cm long, obtuse; Base cuneate to rounded, oblique, entire; Lateral veins 12~16 pairs, midrib well-developed.

  Inflorescences axillary, microtomentose to glabrous; Male inflorescences thyrse, 15~30 cm long, many flowers; Female inflorescence racemose, 3~6 cm long, with flowers below 12. Flowers sparsely tomentose to glabrous, male flowers 5.5~8 mm, female flowers ca. 7 mm; Calyx 2.5~3 mm long, 3-shallow-toothed on male flowers, subtruncated on female flowers; Stamens 6, glabrous, filaments more than 1/2 connate (several full-lengths in female flowers); Disk globose to cylindrical in male flower, 1~1.5 mm tall, micro6 lobed, central cavity or not, upper part with a few setae; Female flowers medium annular, slightly 3-dentate, 1 mm tall, thick fleshy, inwardly sparsely pilose. Pistil densely pubescent; Small or absent in male flowers.

 Canarium album Raeusch. Fruit inflorescence 1.5~15 cm long, with 1-6 fruits. Fruit calyx flat, 0.5 cm in diameter, calyx teeth curvaceous. The shape of fruit is ovoid to fusiform, nearly circular in cross-section, 2.5~3.5 cm long, glabrous, yellowish-green when ripe; Pericarp thick, dry wrinkle; Fruit pit acuminate, cross-section circle to hexagon, have shallow groove between blunt rib Angle and nucleate lid, nucleate lid has slightly raised middle rib, outside shallow wavy; The nuclear cover is 1.5~3 mm thick. Seeds 1~2, sterile cells slightly degenerate. Its flowering period is from April to May, fruiting in October, fruit ripe in December.

 Ecological environment: It is native to southern China, cultivated in Guangdong, Guangxi, Taiwan, Yunnan, and other areas. It is also cultivated in the Malay peninsula. It is also distributed in the upper and lower reaches area of the Yangtze River and other areas. Olives also grow in Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, and Malaysia.

 Canarium album Raeusch. It is wild in gullies and mountain slopes below 1300 meters above sea level or cultivated in gardens and villages. Wild olives in China are found in Hainan, Taiwan, and Xichang of Sichuan.

 Olives like warm, the growth period needs appropriate high temperature to grow vigorously, good results, the annual average temperature above 20 ℃, winter without severe frost and frost damage is the most suitable for its growth, winter can bear a short time of minus 3 ℃ low temperature, but the temperature drops to below 4 ℃ will occur serious freezing damage. Rainfall can grow normally in areas of 1200~1400 mm. Wide adaptability to the soil, river Banks, hills and mountains, red and yellow soil, gravel soil can be cultivated, as long as the soil deep, good drainage can grow well.


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