Zhimu, dried rhizome is a well-known Chinese medicine with bitter cold, which has the effects of nourishing yin and lowering fire, moistening intestines and smoothing bowel movements. It is a kind of gunpowder for clearing heat, and treats: fever, fever, thirst, cough, asthma, dry cough, constipation, hot bones, hotness, insomnia, thirst and phlegm. There are "Mao Zhimao" and "Mao Zhimo". The main producing area is in Hebei. Chinese medicine alias: rabbit oilgrass, dareshui, mom grass, garlic clove, sheep mustard root, ground ginseng, etc.
Anemarrhena (Latin scientific name: Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bunge), also known as Anemarrhena, is a perennial herbaceous plant with rhizomes and leaves slender and lanceolate from the base, flower stems growing from the leaves, cylindrical upright, racemes, Clusters, born spikes on top; flowers pink, lavender to white; fruits oblong, with most black seeds inside, flowering fruit period from June to September.
Growth habit: sprouts grow in spring, branches and leaves are withered in the beginning of winter, and underground underground meat roots are excavated.
Annual or perennial herbaceous wild plants, native to the shady moist sandy land above 2,000 meters above sea level in Jianchuan. The indigenous name is "gen zai zi" (gen zai zi). The plant height is about 120 to 160 cm. The distance between the nodes is about 2 cm. Each node is 4 leaves long and cross-shaped opposite. The base of the leaves surrounds the stem and blooms like a sesame flower-shaped white flocculent, without seeds. The taxonomy of plants belongs to Lamiaceae.
Zhimu has strong adaptability, is happy to shade, is resistant to humidity, cold, and is not afraid of barrenness. It has strong vitality. It is mostly born in the sunny hillsides, hills or grasslands, and often grows in groups.
Cultivation: Zhimu is mainly produced in Anguo City, Hebei Province (Anguo City and Boye County, two planting bases quickly spread to surrounding counties, Dingzhou, Shenze, Anping, Li County, of which Dugezhuang, Xuying, Tun, Boye, Hebei The three natural villages in Zhuang are the most concentrated.), Shengzhou, Anhui Province (The Zhimu mother of Luzhou is mainly planted in the area of Ma Laojia in Shiliu Town, Wucheng District, and it is also planted in Zhaoqiao, Shibali, Wuma, and Luodong.), Formed China's two well-known planting bases.
Wild: Mao Zhimu's main producing areas are Zhangbei, Yixian, Chicheng, Source, Fuping, Hebei; Yushe, Wutai, Daixian, Shouyang, Shanxi; Zhalut Banner, Xiwuzhumu, Dongtaizhumu, Linxi, Keshan, Inner Mongolia Erzuo Central Banner, Arong Banner; Liaoning Tieling, Fuxin and other places are also distributed.
Ginseng rhizomes, such as Cordyceps, have a sweet and cool nature, function tonic, clearing heat and detoxifying. It can be cooked in the same pot with chicken, and it can be fried with cooked oil at a warm temperature, and its volume can quickly expand. The ginseng strips are white and yellow, crispy and delicious, and have a good aftertaste.
Ginseng can be picked in spring and summer for tender stems and leaves, and can be used for cold dressing, stir-fry, and soup. The white ginseng is mainly eaten after the late autumn. Ginseng roots are as white as jade, fresh and crisp, and can be fried, cooked, soup, pickled, vinegar-soaked, sugar-dipped, preserved, and pickled. Stewed with meat such as chicken or pork ribs. It is a very nutritious dish. It can also be made into vegetable gift boxes, preserved fruits, canned food, beverages, lozenges, and various nutritional additives. Its processing potential is great.
Sexual taste: bitter, cold.
Meridian: into the lungs, stomach, and kidneys.
Function Indications: nourishing yin and lowering fire, moistening and smoothing intestines. Treatment of annoying fever and thirst, bone steaming fever, cough of lung heat, dry stool, and unfavorable urination.
① It is used for lung and stomach heat syndromes such as febrile fever, hyperxemia, strong heat, thirst, and large pulse. Zhimu has the effect of clearing away heat and purging fire. Compatible with plaster, such as white tiger soup.
② For lung heat cough or yin deficiency and dry cough, thick phlegm, etc. This product has the effect of purging diarrhea and reducing lung fire, nourishing yin and nourishing the lungs. It is often used with Fritillaria to clear the lungs, reduce phlegm, and relieve cough, namely Ermu San.
③ Used for yin deficiency, fire and fever, bone and kidney deficiency caused by hot flashes, night sweats, upset and other symptoms. Zhimu has the effect of nourishing yin and lowering fire. It is often used with Huangbai Xiang, and it is formulated into nourishing yin medicine, such as Zhibai Dihuang Wan.