Datura Flower (Yangjinhua)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Flos Daturae|
|Botanical Name:||Datura metel L.|
|Common Name:||Datura flower
|Source of Earliest Record:||Bencao Gangmu|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The flowers are gathered in the period from April to November, and then they are dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, warm and toxic|
|Meridian:||Heart, lung and spleen|
|Functions:||To stop asthma.|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Asthma manifested as cough with no sputum and stifling sensation in the chest.
*Roll the herb into a "cigarette" and light it so the patient can sniff the smoke.
2. Epigastric and abdominal pain, wind-damp obstruction pain and pain due to external injuries.
*Use alone or with Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) and Tetrandra root (Fangji).
|Cautions:||This herb is toxic. It is contraindicated during glaucoma and should be used with caution in cases of weakness of the body and hypertension, and in children and pregnant women.|