The vast land and resources of Greater China are the envy of the people of the world. It is also the origin, nurturing, and curing of traditional Chinese medicine. The species bred by different water and soil in the region are not the same. What we are looking at today is a kind of Chinese herbal medicine, the whole plant. The total length is 21.5-25 cm, often with stolons. The stems are cylindrical or slightly flat, with a diameter of 2-5 mm, and the surface is dark reddish-brown. Do you know where there are dwarf tea producing areas?
Herba Ardisiae japonicae is produced in various parts of Hunan Province, especially in Yiyang, Anbei, Taojiang, Pingjiang and other counties; others, such as provinces south of the Yangtze River, are also produced. Most of them were collected for their own use, and the trading city in a few areas was originally named Zijinniu, which was first published in the Song Dynasty. This product is called “thousand years is not big” in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. The stems and leaves are used as a tonic, and have hemostatic effect, treat tuberculosis, cough and hemoptysis; the root bark has the function of detoxification and hemorrhage. Sold in Shanghai for export. The Tujia people in Hunan call this product “Aidicha” transliterated as Aidicha, and it is used in folk for pulmonary dysfunction, cough and fire eye.
Dwarf tea is flat in nature, pungent in taste, slightly bitter, and belongs to the lungs and liver meridians. Efficacy cures phlegm, relieves cough, relieves dampness, and promotes blood circulation. It is used for cough, blood in sputum, chronic bronchitis, damp-heat jaundice, and drop injury.
“The Sketch Book”: “Cure the diarrhea during the time, and remove the wind and phlegm.”
“Compendium of Materia Medica”: “Detoxify, break blood.”
“Supplements to Compendium of Materia Medica”: “Cure vomiting blood and strain, cowardice and dying, long-term coughing.”
“Li’s Cao Secret”: “To treat partial hernia, drink half a bowl of juice and drink.”
“A Textual Research on Plant Names”: “Cure swollen toxins, blood dysentery, devenom from snakes, and save heatstroke.”
“Grass and Trees Recipe”: “Cure rheumatism and stubborn numbness, pulmonary dysfunction and chronic cough. Apply cold toxin, swelling and pain.”
“Classification of herbal properties”: “Cure vomiting blood, cough, and gas pain.”
“Modern Practical Chinese Medicine”: “It is a tonic, has hemostatic effect. Treats tuberculosis, cough, vomiting and blood; takes alcohol to treat bruises, testicular swelling and pain.”
“Commonly used Chinese herbal medicine in Shanghai”: “Invigorate blood and relieve pain, diuresis, invigorate the stomach, and stop bleeding. Treat damp-heat jaundice, hepatitis, acute nephritis, cystitis, tuberculosis, night sweats, hemoptysis, fatigue and strain, muscle aches, irregular menstruation, and paranasal sinusitis.”
Jinhua “Selection of Commonly Used Chinese Herbal Medicine Prescriptions”: “Through menstruation and activating blood, cooling blood and detoxification. Cure pulmonary tuberculosis hemoptysis, cut hemorrhage, unknown swelling and poison, irregular menstruation, malnutrition in children, dysentery, rectal prolapse, habitual abortion, lack of milk, Chronic nephritis, high blood pressure.”