Flos Caryophylli(Cloves)

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:Dispelling Internal Cold Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon06 Introduction: Dispelling Internal Cold Herbs: also known as interior-warming herbs, an agent or substance herbs that warms the interior and expels internal cold, also known as cold-expelling herbs.

Classifications of Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon 07 Introduction: The Dispelling Internal Cold Herbs are known including:, , , , , , , , , , .

 ✵Till the date Oct 10th,2019, there are totally [11] kinds of common TCM herbs, [16] kinds of related plant species are recorded in this category. These Dispelling Internal Cold Herbs are briefly introduced separately:

Flos Caryophylli(Cloves).

 Flos Caryophylli Brief Introduction: The herb Flos Caryophylli is the dried flower-bud of Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb.(family Myrtaceae), used (1).to warm the stomach for the relief of vomiting and hiccups due to cold, and (2).to warm the kidney for treating impotence. The herb is commonly known as Flos Caryophylli, Cloves, Dīnɡ Xiānɡ.

 Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb. ✵Official herbal classics and other famous herbal classics defined the herb Flos Caryophylli(Cloves) as the dried flower-bud of (1). Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb. It is a plant of the Eugenia(Tetradium) Genus, the Myrtaceae family, Myrtaceae order. This commonly used species is introduced as:

 Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb. (1).Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb.:  It is commonly known as Dīnɡ Xiānɡ. Evergreen trees, up to 10 meters high. Leaves opposite; Petiole conspicuous; Leaf blade oblong-ovate or oblong-obovate, 5~10 cm long, 2.5~5 cm wide, apex acuminate or acute, base narrow often spreading into sessile, entire. Flowers fragrant, terminal cymes, flowers ca. 6 mm in diameter; Calyx hypertrophic, greenish later purplish, long tubular, apex 4-lobed, lobes triangular; Corolla white, slightly mauve, short tubular, 4-lobed; Stamens mostly, anthers longitudinally cleft; Ovary inferior, united with calyx tube, style thick, stigma inconspicuous. Berry reddish-brown, oblong-elliptic, 1~1.6 cm long, 6~8 mm in diameter, apex persistent sepal. Seed rectangle.

 Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb. Ecological environment: It is cultivated in Guangdong, Guangxi and other areas of China, it is also distributed to Malay islands.

 Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb. Trait identification: Dried flower buds slightly short club-shaped, 1.5~2 cm long, reddish-brown to dark brown. The lower part of calyx tube terete slightly flat, 1~1.3 cm long, 5 mm wide, 3 mm thick, base tapering, surface rough, carved with oil exudation, calyx tube upper end with 4 triangular thick calyces. Upper part nearly spherical; Ca. 6 mm in diameter, with 4 petals, clasped together. Open the buds, showing most stamens, filaments curving toward the center, with a stout erect style in the center. The quality is solid and heavy, sink into water namely; Section has oily, with fingernail delimit visible oily ooze. Strong aroma, pungent taste. With big, brawny, bright violet-brown, intense aroma, oil is better.


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