Rhizoma Anemarrhenae(Common Anemarrhena Rhizome)

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 Purging Fire.

 TCM Herbs Icon05 Introduction: Herbs Clearing Heat and Purging Fire: an agent or substance that has the effect of clearing heat from the Qi system, with high fever, dire thirst, dry yellow tongue coating and rapid surging pulse, or purging fire from the internal viscera, such as heart fire, liver fire, etc.

Classifications of Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon 05 Introduction: The Herbs Clearing Heat and Purging Fire are known including:, ,,,,,,,,,,.

 ✵Till the date Oct 10th,2019, there are totally [12] kinds of common TCM herbs, [16] kinds of related plant species, [1] kind of related minerals, are recorded in this category. These Herbs Clearing Heat and Purging Fire are briefly introduced separately:

Rhizoma Anemarrhenae(Common Anemarrhena Rhizome).

 Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bge Brief Introduction: The herb Rhizoma Anemarrhenae is the dried rhizome of Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bge.(family Liliaceae), used (1).to clear heat and purge fire for relieving high fever with dire thirst in cases of warm diseases, and cough due to heat in the lung, and (2).to nourish Yin and moisten the intestines for treating low fever in cases of Yin deficiency, diabetes, and constipation. The herb is commonly known as Rhizoma Anemarrhenae, Common Anemarrhena Rhizome, Zhī Mǔ.

 ✵The herb Rhizoma Anemarrhenae is the dried rhizome of Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bge., it is a plant of the Anemarrhena genus, the Asparagaceae family of the Asparagales order.

 Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bunge. Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bunge.: The Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bunge., is a plant of the Liliaceae family and Anemarrhena genus, perennial herb. The whole plant is hairless. The rhizome grows thick, densely covered by many yellow-brown fibrous leaves, and the majority of fleshy fibrous roots appear below. Leaves basal, clumping, linear, 20~70 cm long, 3~7 mm wide, green above, dark green below, glabrous, slightly harder, leaf base expanded encircled with rhizomes. Calyx erect, unbranched, 50~120 cm tall, lower lanceolate leaves decumbent, upper sparsely scalelike bracteoles; 2~6 flowers in clusters, scattered in upper part of calyx racemes, long 20~40 cm; flowers yellowish white, slightly coloured after drying, more open than at night, with short stems; 6 tepals, basally slightly conjoined, arranged in 2 turns, oblong, 5~8 mm long, wide 1~1.5 mm, apex slightly inflexed, margin thin, with 3 pale green veins; 3 developing stamens, inserted in inner tepal near middle, anthers yellow, 3 staminodes, inserted in outer tepals near base, without anthers; 1 pistil, ovary long ovate, 3-loculed, style short, 1 stigma. Oval ovate, 10~15 mm long, 5~7 mm in diameter. When mature, it is divided into 3 lobes above the abdominal suture. Each lobe can often have 1 seed. Seeds long ovate, 3-angled, one-tip, 8~12 mm long, black. Its flowering period is from May to August, fruiting period is from July to September.


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