When a woman is pregnant, she wants to eat something tonic, and she wants to keep her figure as low as possible. Of course, health and safety is the primary factor to consider. The older generation will consider letting pregnant women take some Chinese medicine to nourish their body. Today’s editor Let’s take everyone to discuss the traditional Chinese medicine of dwarf tea, and answer the question of whether dwarf tea is edible for pregnant women.
【Name of Chinese Medicine】Audi Tea
[Alias]Purple Gold Bull, Red Leaf, Red Leaf, Old Do Not Big, Flat Wood.
【English name】Ardisiae Japonicae Herba
【Source】The whole plant of Ardisia japonica (Hornst.) Bl., Ardisia japonica (Hornst.) Bl.
【Plant morphology】Evergreen semi-shrub. The rhizome is creeping. The stem is single, branches and inflorescences have brown piloses; the leaves are opposite, usually 3 to 4 leaves are gathered. The stem tips are whorled, papery, oval, pointed at the top, wedge-shaped at the base, with pointed serrations on the top, green and shiny. , Lavender below, sparse gland spots on both sides. The flower is born on the stem tip or the top leaf axil, 2-6 umbelliferous; sepals, corolla lobes and back of anthers all have gland points; sepals are oval and sharp; petals are long ovate, white or light red; 5 stamens ; Drupe spherical, red when ripe, with black gland spots. Flowering from July to August, fruiting from August to November.
[Origin Distribution]Born in forests, valleys, and damp places by streams; distributed in various places south of the Yangtze River Basin.
【Harvesting and processing】can be harvested all year round, dig out the whole plant, wash and dry.
【Properties of medicinal materials】The rhizome is creeping. The stem is cylindrical or slightly flat, the surface is brownish-red, with fine longitudinal lines and leaf marks; it is brittle and easy to break, with a reddish-brown cross section and white pith. The leaves are alternate, often in pairs or 3 to 7 clusters of stem tops; the leaves are slightly curled or broken, and the whole leaves are elliptical after unfolding. The surface of the young leaves is covered with glandular hairs. Old leaf hairs are sparse, gray-green, brown-red or brown , Nearly leathery, pointed tip, wedge-shaped at the base, with fine serrations on the edge, net-like veins with obvious or slightly convex veins, and hairy midveins. Occasionally, pedicels and dark red spherical fruits are seen at the stem ends. Slightly fragrant, slightly astringent in taste.
[Sex and flavor return to meridian]flat in nature, bitter and pungent in taste. Return to the lung meridian and liver meridian.
[Efficacy and effect]Antitussive, expectorant, promoting blood circulation, diuresis and detoxification. It belongs to cough and asthma medicine under the classification of phlegm, cough and asthma.
[Clinical application]The dosage is 9-12 grams, decocted; or mashed juice. External use: mashed compress. It is used to treat chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, cough, hemoptysis, vomiting blood, fatigue, muscle aches, hepatitis, dysentery, acute and chronic nephritis, hypertension, hernia, swelling and toxin.
【Pharmacological Research】Mainly has anti-cough, expectorant and anti-asthmatic, antibacterial and antiviral effects. In addition, it also has the effect of reducing oxygen consumption in rat trachea-lung tissue.
【Chemical composition】Mainly contains volatile oil. After degreasing, the residue was separated to obtain the antitussive active ingredient citrinin No. 1, namely bergenin. In addition, it contains argonine I, argonine II, argonine, bergenolactone, quercetin and other ingredients.
[Contraindications]A small number of patients who take this product may have digestive reactions such as gastrointestinal discomfort.
[Related prescriptions]①Treat bronchitis: 20 grams of dwarf tea, 10 grams each of June Snow and Lung Meridian. Take 1 dose a day, decocted in water and divided into 2 doses. (“Chinese Ethnography”)
② Treatment of chronic bronchitis: 12 grams of dwarf tea, 15 grams of Elaeagnus cotyledon and Houttuynia cordata, 6 grams of Platycodon grandiflorum. Decoction 3 times in divided doses, 1 dose a day. (“National Compilation of Chinese Herbal Medicine”)
③Treatment of lung carbuncle: 30 grams of dwarf tea and 30 grams of Houttuynia cordata. Decoction in water, 2 divided servings. (“Jiangxi Folk Herbs”)
④ Treatment of acute jaundice hepatitis: 30 grams each of dwarf tea, Yinxingcao, and plantain, 15 grams of Imperata cylindrica. Decoction in water. (“Anhui Chinese Herbal Medicine”)
⑤ Treat nephritis, swelling, hematuria, oliguria: 9 grams each of dwarf tea, plantain, humulus, and bidens. Decoction in water. (“Anhui Chinese Herbal Medicine”)
⑥ Treatment of leucorrhea: 30 grams of dwarf tea, 12 grams of white lentils and 12 grams of white bark of chinensis root, and decoction. (“Anhui Chinese Herbal Medicine”)