Herba Sedi(Stringy Stonecrop 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 Drying Dampness.

 TCM Herbs Icon05 Introduction: Herbs Clearing Heat and Drying Dampness: an agent or substance bitter in taste and cold in property that is effective for eliminating heat and dampness, usually used in the treatment of diseases caused by damp-heat, such as acute jaundice, acute dysentery, urinary infection, eczema, boils and abscesses.

Classifications of Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon 05 Introduction: The Herbs Clearing Heat and Drying Dampness are known including:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,, , , , , , .

 ✵Till the date Oct 10th,2019, there are totally [22] kinds of common TCM herbs, [53] kinds of related plant species, are recorded in this category. These Herbs Clearing Heat and Drying Dampness are briefly introduced separately:

Herba Sedi(Stringy Stonecrop Herb).

 Sedum sarmentosum Bunge Brief Introduction: The Herb Herba Sedi is the fresh or dried entire plant of Sedum sarmentosum Bunge(family Crassulaceae), used to remove damp-heat and counteract toxins for the treatment of acute and chronic hepatitis, jaundice, boils, and sores. The herb is commonly known as Herba Sedi, Stringy Stonecrop Herb, Chuí Pén Cǎo.

 ✵Common herbal classics and official herbal classics defined the herb Herba Sedi(Stringy Stonecrop Herb) as the fresh or dried entire plant of (1). Sedum sarmentosum Bunge., it is a plant of the Sedum L. Genus, Crassulaceae family, Rosales order. This commonly used species is introduced as:

 Sedum sarmentosum Bunge (1).Sedum sarmentosum Bunge.:  It is also known as Stringy Stonecrop, or Chuí Pén Cǎo. Perennial succulent herb. The whole plant is glabrous. Root is fibrous, sterile stem prostrate, 10~25 cm long, nodes near ground easy to root. Leaves are usually 3 whorls; Leaf blade oblanceolate full-length rounded, 1.5~2.5 cm long, 3~7 mm wide, apex subacute, base descending, narrow but spur, entire. Cymes, nape, 3-5 branched, flowers small, sessile; Sepals 5-lobed, broadly lanceolate, unequal, 3.5~5 mm long; 5 petals, yellow, lanceolate to oblong, 5~8 mm long; 10 stamens, 2-wheeled, shorter than petals; 5 scales, wedge square, apex slightly concave; 5 carpels, oblong, slightly forked, 5~6 mm long. Follicles with many fine seeds. Seeds ovoid with small papillary projections. It is flowering from May to July, fruiting from July to August.

 Sedum sarmentosum Bunge Ecological environment: on sunny slopes, crevices, gullies and wet roadsides below altitude 1,600 meters. Resources distribution: It is distributed in most areas of China.

 Trait identification: Character identification dried whole grass slightly curled. Roots short, slender stem, brownish-green, 4~8 cm long, 1~2 mm in diameter, stem with more than 10 slightly protruding brown annular nodes, nodes some residual adventitious roots, apex sometimes with flowers; Texture tough or brittle, section center pale yellow. Leaves progressively contracted, easily broken and detached, oblanceolate to rectangular, brownish-green, 1.5 cm long, 0.4 cm wide. Inflorescence cymose; The florets are yellow and white. Slight smell, slightly bitter taste.


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