Cortex Mori Radicis
Name: Cortex Mori Radicis
Resource: The root epidermis of Morus alba L.,family Moraceae.
Characteristic: Plank-like or twisted quills,unequal in size.Outer surface yellow-white,or with remained reddish brown cork patches;inner surface yellowish brown,with fine longitudinal striae.Fracture surface coarsely fibrous,with lamellate fibers;powder spreading out when broken.Sweet in taste,cold in nature,and attributive to lung channel.
1.Purge lung-fire,eliminate phlegm and relieve dyspnea:For lung-heat syndrome with roductive cough and dyspnea,usually used together with Cortex Lycii Radicis,Radix Glycyrrhizae and Fructus Oryzae Aativae (Powder for Expelling Lung-Heat);for fluid-retention syndrome involving the lung manifested as distension of the chest,cough with thinsputum,dyspnea and edema of face,used together with Herba Ephedrae,Semen Armeniacae Amarum and Herba Asari.
2.Promote diuresis and reduce edema:For edema and dysuria.
3.Lower blood pressure:For hypertension.
Pharmacological: Its extract is hypotensive,cardio-inhibitory and vasoconstrictive,and excites the intestines and uterus in experimental animals.
- Cortex Mori
- herba spirodelae