Herba Humuli Scandentis(Climbing Hop Herb).

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:

Herba Humuli Scandentis(Climbing Hop Herb).

 Climbing Hop Herb Brief Introduction: The herb Herba Humuli Scandentis is the dried aerial part of Humulus scandens(Lour.) Merr.(family Moraceae), used for the treatment of enteritis, dysentery, acute urinary infection, and also as a tranquilizer in cases of insomnia. The herb is commonly known as Herba Humuli Scandentis, Climbing Hop Herb, Lǜ Cǎo.

 ✵Common herbal classics defined the herb Herba Humuli Scandentis(Climbing Hop Herb) as the dried aerial part of (1). Humulus scandens(Lour.) Merr.(Humulus Linn. Genus, Moraceae family, Urticales order.). This commonly used species is introduced as:

 Humulus scandens Lour.Merr. (1).Humulus scandens(Lour.)Merr.:  Perennial twining herbs, stems, branches, petiole with a barbed thorn. Leaves papery, reniform pentagonal, palmately 5~7 deeply lobed 3-lobed, ca. 7~10 cm long, base heart-shaped, surface rough, sparsely strigose, abaxially pilose and yellow glands, lobes ovate-triangular, margin serrate; Petiole 5~10 cm long. The male flowers are small, yellow-green, Panicle, ca. 15~25 cm long; Female inflorescence conical, ca. 5 mm, bracts papery, triangular, apex acuminate, with white tomentose; Ovary surrounded by bracts, 2 stigmas, protruding outside bracts. Achene exudes bract at maturity. Its flowering period is spring and summer, fruiting in autumn.

 Humulus scandens Lour.Merr. Ecological environment: In China, except Xinjiang and Qinghai, the plant distributes in the north and south provinces. It often grows in ditch edge, wasteland, ruins, forest edge.

 Trait identification: wrinkled leaves and clumps. The whole leaves were nearly reniform pentagonal, palmately deeply lobed, 5~7 lobes, margin coarsely serrate, hairy on both sides, with small yellow glands below. Petiole 5~20 cm long, with longitudinal furrows and barbs. Stem round, barb and pilose. Brittle and fragile, stem section hollow, uneven, skin, wood parts easy to separate. Some inflorescence or ear is visible. Slight smell, mild taste.


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