Cacumen Platycladi(Chinese Arborvitae Twig and Leaf).

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 Regulating blood conditions,Herbs Hemostatics.

 TCM Herbs Icon10 Introduction: Herbs Regulating blood conditions,Herbs Hemostatics: the blood-regulating herbs are an agent or substance herbs that has the effects of regulating blood-including arresting bleeding and activating circulation-and tonifying blood.The herbs hemostatics or hemostatic herbs are an agent or substance that arrests bleeding, either internal or external.

Classifications of Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon 10 Introduction: The Herbs Regulating blood conditions,Herbs Hemostatics are known including:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

 ✵Till the date Oct 10th,2019, there are Totally [20] kinds of common TCM herbs, [20] kinds of related plant species, [1] kind of related mineral, are recorded in this category. These Herbs Regulating blood conditions,Herbs Hemostatics are briefly introduced separately:

Cacumen Platycladi(Chinese Arborvitae Twig and Leaf).

 Cacumen Platycladi Brief Introduction: The Herb Cacumen Platycladi is the dried twig and leaf of Platycladus orientalis(L.) Franco(family Cupressaceae), used in the same way as a blood-cooling hemostatic for treating epistaxis, hemoptysis, hematemesis, hematochezia and metrorrhagia, also used for treating premature graying of hair. The herb is commonly known as Cacumen Platycladi, Chinese Arborvitae Twig and Leaf, Cè Bǎi Yè.

 ✵Common herbal classics defined the herb Cacumen Platycladi(Ce Bai Ye) as the dry tip of branch and leaf(or the young shoots or young twig and leaf, or tip of branch and leaf) of the Cupressaceae family plant species (1). Platycladus orientalis (L.) Franco. This commonly used species is introduced as:

 Platycladus orientalis L. Franco. (1).Platycladus orientalis (L.) Franco.: The Platycladus orientalis (L.) Franco., is a plant of the Cupressaceae family and Platycladus genus, it is commonly known as "Platycladus orientalis", or "Thuja Orientalis", or "Oriental Arborvitae", or "Chinese Arborvitae", or "Ce Bai", or "Xiang Bai, Huang Bai, Bian Bai, Bian Song, Bian Hui, etc.". Evergreen trees, up to 20 meters tall, with a diameter of 1 meter. Bark thin, grayish - brown, sliver into strips. The branchlets are flat, straight and flat. Leaves scaly, alternating, 1~3 mm long, apex slightly obtuse, upper and lower sides of branchlets exposed to partially obovate-shaped rhomboid or oblique square, the leaves on both sides folded over the base of upper and lower leaves in a keel shape. There are glandular grooves in the middle of the dorsal lobe.

 Platycladus orientalis L. Franco.  Monoecious; Bulb alone on top of the short branch; Male bulbs yellow, ovoid, about 2 mm long. Globule fruit mature in the year, ovoid, 1.5~2 cm long, succulent, blue-green, white powder; Ripe wood, open, reddish-brown; Seed scales 4 pairs, flat, back near the apex of the inverted tip, central seed scales 1-2 seeds. Seeds ovoid or obovate, 4~6 mm long, grayish-brown or purplish brown, wingless or ridged, large and prominent umbilicus. Its flowering period is from March to April, the fruit ripens from September to November.

 Platycladus orientalis L. Franco. Herb Trait: dry branches and leaves, different length, dense branches. The leaves are small, scaly, lying on flat branches, alternating, greenish-green. Branchlets flattened, linear, brown. Brittle and brittle. Slightly fragrant, slightly bitter, slightly spicy. It is best to have tender, green leaves, and no broken leaves.

 Platycladus orientalis L. Franco. Ecosystem:The Platycladus orientalis (L.) Franco. grows in moist fertile land, also grow on limestone rocks, moist and fertile slopes. Geographical distribution: This species mainly distributed in most areas of China and cultivated in most areas of China too, except Qinghai and Xinjiang province. It widely distributed from the south of northeast, passing through north China to the south of Guangdong and northern Guangxi, and west to Gansu, Shaanxi, southwest to Sichuan, Yunnan, and Guizhou. This species was native to northwest of China. It is also now naturalized as an introduced species elsewhere in Asia: southward to northern Pakistan; and westward to northern Iran.

 Platycladus orientalis L. Franco. Ecological habit: Fond of light, slightly resistant to shade when young, adaptable, not strict to soil requirements, can grow in acid, neutral, lime and light saline soil. Drought resistance, poor infertility, strong germination capacity, moderate cold resistance. Weak wind resistance.

 The Platycladus orientalis (L.) Franco., is a temperate positive species, cultivated and wild. Calcareous soils, which are moist, fertile and well-drained, are resistant to cold, drought and salinity, and can grow on flat land or cliffs. In dry, lean mountains, growth is slow and plants are thin. Shallow root, but well-developed lateral root, strong germination, long life, anti-smoke, anti-sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, and other harmful gases, widely distributed, is one of the most commonly used ornamental trees in China.

 Platycladus orientalis L. Franco. Landscaping: The Platycladus orientalis (L.) Franco., has an indispensable position in landscaping. It can be used for roadway, pavilion garden, both sides of the gate, around the green area, roadside flower beds and wall inside and outside, all very beautiful. The seedlings can be used as a hedge, and the isolation zone is dotted with walls. In urban greening is a common plant, Platycladus orientalis has a strong tolerance for dirty air, planted in downtown streets, roadside, good growth, no harm to the vision, adsorbing spinel, purifying the air Platycladus orientalis planted in the window, near the door, very decorative effect. Summer green and wintergreen, do not block the light, do not obstruct the vision, especially in the snow more vitality. Platycladus orientalis planted in the grass, flower beds, rocks, forest, can increase the level of afforestation, rich aesthetic appreciation. Its characteristics of pollution resistance, cold resistance, and drought resistance have been well-developed in the northern greening. Use Platycladus orientalis, as a green seedling, the advantage is low cost, the transplant survival rate is high, a wide supply of goods.

 Timber value: Wood light yellow-brown, rich resin, fine texture, oblique line, strong corrosion-resistance, 0.58, solid durability. It can be used for building, appliance, furniture, farm tools, and stationery.

 Trait identification: Branches varying in length, much-branched, branchlets flat. Leaves finely scaly, alternate, adherent to branches, dark green or yellowish-green. Brittle and easily broken. Smells fragrant, taste bitter, astringent, slightly pungent. The herb with tender leaves, turquoise, no debris is better.


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