Caulis Piperis Kadsurae(Kadsura Pepper Stem).

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 Wind-Damp Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon06 Introduction: Dispelling Wind-Damp Herbs: an agent or substance herbs that dispels wind and damp, mainly for relieving rheumatism and related conditions.

 
Classifications of Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon 05 Introduction: The Dispelling Wind-Damp Herbs are known including:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

 ✵Till the date Oct 10th,2019, there are totally [22] kinds of common TCM herbs, [47] kinds of related plant species, are recorded in this category. These dispelling wind-damp herbs are briefly introduced separately:

 
Caulis Piperis Kadsurae(Kadsura Pepper Stem).

 Kadsura Pepper Stem Brief Introduction: The herb Caulis Piperis Kadsurae is the dried stem of Piper kadsura(Choisy)Ohwi.(family Piperaceae), used to dispel wind-damp, unblock the meridian, disperse cold and alleviate pain for treating rheumatalgia of the joints with muscular contracture and traumatic pains. The herb is commonly known as Caulis Piperis Kadsurae, Kadsura Pepper Stem, Hǎi Fēnɡ Ténɡ.

 ✵Famous herbal classics defined the herb Caulis Piperis Kadsurae(Kadsura Pepper Stem) as the dried stem of (1). Piper kadsura(Choisy)Ohwi. It is a plant of the Piper L genus, Piperaceae family, Archichlamydeae order. This commonly used species is introduced as:

 Piper kadsura Choisy Ohwi. (1).Piper kadsura(Choisy)Ohwi.:  It is commonly known as Fēng Téng. Wood vine; Stem has a longitudinal edge, when young by sparse hair, node root. Leaves subleathery, with white glandular points, ovate or long ovate, 6~12 cm long, 3.5~7 cm wide, apex shortly acute or obtuse, base cordate, thinly obtuse, ventral glabrous, abaxially usually pubescent; 5 veins, basal or subbasal, outermost 1 pair slender, not very conspicuous, midrib mid-upper venation arched; Petiole 1~1.5 cm long, sometimes hairy; Leaf sheath is confined to base with.

 Flowers unisexual, dioecious, clustered into spikes opposite leaves. Male inflorescence 3~5.5 cm long; Pedicels slightly shorter than petiole, inflorescence axis slightly hirsute; Bracts rounded, subsessile, shield, ca. 1 mm in diameter, margin irregular, ventral covered with white shag; 2~3 stamens, filaments short. Female inflorescence shorter than leaf blade; Pedicel and petiole equal in length; Bracts and inflorescence axis identical to male inflorescence; Ovary globose, free, 3~4 stigmas, linear, pubescent. Berry globose, brownish yellow, 3~4 mm in diameter. Its flowering period is from May to August.

 Piper kadsura Choisy Ohwi. Ecological Environment: The plant grows in lowland forests, climbing trees or rocks. It prefers the environment of high temperature, moist, static wind, with choosing the structure is good, easy to drain, the soil layer is deep, relatively fertile, slightly acidic or neutral sandy loam is planted had better. The plant is distributed in the coastal areas and Islands of south China and other provinces. It also distributed in other areas of East Asia.

 
 

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