Phragmites communis

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Phragmites communis in Traditional Chinese Medicine


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Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Reed Rhizoma

Specific Name  : Rhizoma phragmitis

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Collection  : The drug is collected all year round, removed from buds, fibrous root and membranaceous leaf. It is use in fresh or dried in the sun.

Description  : Rhizoma Phragmatis (fresh): Long cylindrical, some slightly compressed, varying in length. 1 - 2 cm in diameter. Externally yellowish white, lustrous, the peel loose and exfoliated. Nodes annular, bearing remains of roots and bud scars. Texture light and tough, flexible. Fracture yellowish white, hollowed, walls 1 - 2 mm thick ,showing small pores arranged in a ring. Odorless and taste sweetish.Rhizoma Phragmatis (dried): Compressed cylindrical. Nodes relatively hard, internodes longitudinally wrinkled.

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Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean, cut into sections or dry in the sun after cutting.

Action  : To remove heat, to promote the production of body fluid, to relieve emesis, and to alleviate dysuria.

Indication  : intense thirst in febrile diseases; vomiting or retching due to heat in the stomach; heat in the lung with cough; lung abscess; urinary tract infection with difficult painful urination

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Dosage  : 15 to 30 g; 30 to 60 g of the fresh rhizome to be decocted or pounded for juice.

Storage  : Preserve in a dry place for dried drug, or in wet sand for fresh drug.

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Gilberto Alemán-Sancheschúlz, Eloy Solano, Teresa Terrazas, Jorge López-Portillo
Functional anatomy and xylem cavitation resistance of three species of monocotyledons grown on flooded substrates.
Physiol Plant: 2020;
[PubMed:32086939] [] [DOI] (I a)

Jianfang Yan, Liwei Qian, Xiaohua Fu, Jihua Wu, Yiu Fai Tsang, Lei Wang
Conversion behaviors of litter-derived organic carbon of two halophytes in soil and their influence on SOC stabilization of wetland in the Yangtze River Estuary.
Sci. Total Environ.: 2020, 716;137109
[PubMed:32059296] [] [DOI] (I a)

Yanan Wu, Jiakai Liu, Guoxin Yan, Jiexiu Zhai, Ling Cong, Liyi Dai, Zhenming Zhang, Mingxiang Zhang
The size and distribution of tidal creeks affects salt marsh restoration.
J. Environ. Manage.: 2020, 259;110070
[PubMed:31929037] [] [DOI] (I p)

Ji Yeon Han, Dong-Hun Kim, Seolran Oh, Hee Sun Moon
Effects of water level and vegetation on nitrate dynamics at varying sediment depths in laboratory-scale wetland mesocosms.
Sci. Total Environ.: 2020, 703;134741
[PubMed:31767307] [] [DOI] (I p)

Jiakai Liu, Bernard A Engel, Yu Wang, Guifang Zhang, Zhenming Zhang, Mingxiang Zhang
Multi-scale analysis of hydrological connectivity and plant response in the Yellow River Delta.
Sci. Total Environ.: 2020, 702;134889
[PubMed:31733556] [] [DOI] (I p)



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