Rhizoma Phragmitis(Reed 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 Phragmitis(Reed Rhizome).

 Phragmites communis Brief Introduction: The herb Rhizoma Phragmitis is the fresh or dried rhizome of Phragmites communis(L.) Trin.(family Gramineae), used (1).to clear heat and promote fluid production in cases of high fever with thirst, (2).to evacuate pus for treating lung abscess, and (3).to arrest vomiting in cases of stomach heat. The herb is commonly known as Rhizoma Phragmitis, Reed Rhizome, or Lú Gēn.

 ✵The herb Rhizoma Phragmitis(Reed Rhizome) is the fresh or dried rhizome of Phragmites communis Trin., it is a plant of the Phragmites Adans. Genus, the Gramineae family of the Poales order.

 Phragmites communis Common official herbal classics and Other famous herbal classics defined the herb Rhizoma Phragmitis(Reed Rhizome) as the fresh or dried rhizome of (1). Phragmites communis Trin. This commonly used species is introduced as:

 (1).Phragmites communis Trin.: It is commonly known as reed, perennial tall herb, 1~3 meters tall. Underground stem is thick, crosswalklk, hollow, there are shoots on the section. Stem erect, hollow. Leaves are in 2 rows, alternate; Leaf-sheath cylindric, leaf tongue hairy; Leaf blade flat, 15~45 cm long, 1~3.5 cm wide, margin rough. Spikes arranged into large panicles, terminal, 20~40 cm long, slightly pendulous, lower pedicel with white pilose; Spikelets usually have 4~7 flowers, 10~16 cm long; The first flower is usually male, the glume lanceolate, unequal, the first glume half or less of the second glume; Lemma longer than palea, smooth spreading; Bisexual flowers, 3 stamens, 1 pistil, 2 styles, stigma feathery. Caryopsis elliptic, separated from palea. Its flowering and fruiting period is from July to October.

 Phragmites communis Ecological environment: It grows in shallow water on the banks of rivers and ponds. Resource distribution: It is distributed in most areas of China.

 Trait identification: fresh rhizome is long cylindrical, some slightly flat, different length, diameter 1~2 cm. The surface is yellow and white, shiny, and the skin is loose and can be peeled off. The nodes are circular with residual roots and bud marks. It is light, tough and not easily broken. The broken face is yellow-white, hollow, 1~2 mm thick, with holes arranged in a ring. No smell, sweet taste. The stems are long cylindrical compressed. The surface is shiny, yellow and white. The nodes are hard, red and yellow, with longitudinal wrinkles between the nodes. It is light and flexible. No odor, mild taste. The herb which is thick, yellow and white, shiny, no root is better.


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