Chinese herbal medicine Solidago is a plant of Solidago in Compositae. It is called Solidago because of its single stem straight up and yellow flowers blooming in autumn. It is a different species of the same family with the famous invasive species Solidago canadensis. What's the name of Chinese herbal medicine Solidago? What are the medicinal effects of huanghuacao?
Introduction to Solidago ramosissima
1. What's the name of a yellow flower?
The traditional Chinese medicine yizhihuanghua is also called yehuangju, shanbianbanzhixiang, jiujinhua, manshanhuang, baigencao, baitiaoguan, qiangenguang, yigun, Yijian, chaotianyizhuxiang, huanghuacao, LiuYe qixingjian, tuxixin, huanghuaxixin, huanghuayizhixiang, tiejinguai, shetouwang, jianxuefei, yechaihu, yuyuganchaihu, jinchaihu, huanghuacao, jinbianju and liuzhihuang.
2. Growth environment and distribution of Solidago nitidus
It grows on the hillside, broad-leaved forest edge, under the forest, roadside and grass at an altitude of 565-2850 meters. It is suitable to be planted in fertile and loose sandy soil with rich humus and good drainage. It is mainly distributed in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Hubei, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan and southern Shaanxi.
3. Morphological characteristics of Solidago
Solidago is a kind of perennial herb, about 35-100 cm high, occasionally up to 1 m high. Its leaves are long oval, and its flowers are capitate, usually longer than the branches and stems. The upper part of it is arranged into umbelliform panicles or racemes.
The efficacy and function of Solidago
The whole herb of Solidago is used as medicine. It is pungent, bitter and slightly warm. It belongs to the lung and liver meridians. The main effects are: dispelling wind and clearing heat, detoxifying and clearing swelling.
1. Efficacy 1: dispel wind and heat, detoxify and clear swelling
It is suitable for wind heat cold, tonsillitis, bronchitis, upper respiratory tract infection, sore throat, pneumonia, tuberculosis, diphtheria, acute and chronic nephritis, infantile malnutrition and oral erosion.
2. Efficacy 2: treatment of snakebite
Solidago can also treat snake bites and injuries.
3. Efficacy 3: treatment of goose palm, nail, tinea pedis
4. Efficacy 4: sterilization, anti-inflammatory, diuretic
According to the research, Solidago plants contain polyacetylenes, saponins, phenols and volatile oil, which have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, insecticidal, diuretic and other effects, and have high medicinal value. Because Solidago contains sweet soap, it can cause poisoning symptoms such as paralysis and dyskinesia.