20 Graines Achyranthes Bidentata, Niu Xi, Ox knee

20 Graines Achyranthes Bidentata, Niu Xi, Ox knee

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Achyranthes Bidentata, niu xi, ox knee |

Achyranthes Bidentata is a kind of flower plant of the Amaranthaceaefamily, originally from a large part of Asia. Its root provides a common medical material used in China for at least two millennia.

20 seeds 

Achyranthes Bidenta is a perennial herbaceous plant from 70 to 120 CM high. The stems are sometimes green tinged with red, angled, pubescent4.

The leaves, opposite, carried by a petiole of 0.5 to 3 CM, Hairy, includes an elliptical or elliptical-lanceolate blade, 4.5–12 CM Long on 2–7.5 CM, Pubescent, based Cuneiform.

Inflorescence is an EPR ESP Terminal or axillary of 3–5 CM long, densely carrying flowers of 5 MM. The flower is underpinned by BRACTEOLS reflected after the anthèse, largely oval, of 2–3 MM, Apex acumine, thorny. The Tepals are brilliant, lanceolate, with median rib and acute apex4.

The fruit is wrapped in a yellowish, bright, oblong brown uticle, 2–2.5 MM. The seeds are light brown.

Flowering takes place in July-September and fruiting in September-October.

This species is one of the most used Chinese medicinal plants. Known since Antiquity under the name of NIUXI 牛膝 " cow knee ", it continues to be cultivated for its root appreciated as medicinal material in Medicine traditional Chinese.

Pharmacopoeia Shennong Bencao Jing indicates that the plant heals diseases " due to cold and humidity, hypertonicity of the four members, the inability to fold the knees, Chasse Blood and Qi [pathogène], [traite] The harms of heat, putrefaction due to fire, false layers. Consumed for a long time, it lightens the body and allows you to live for a long time. Grows in the river valleys ”5.

The plant is harvested in winter when the stems and leaves are withered, its root is removed, dried with sulfuric smoke, stored.

According to the terms of the work of the universities of Nankin and Beijing, the Chinese pharmacopoeia6, the root of Achyranthe has for

  • Functions :
    • activate traffic and lift blood stasis
    • feed the liver and the kidney, strengthen muscles and bones
    • diuretic
  • Indications
    • menstrual disorders, trauma
    • arthralgia
    • hemorrhagic syndromes

    In Mizoram, in India, the plant is used, in external use, against the bites of leeches, in internal use, in diuretic decoction7.

    Contents subject to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. Source : Article Achyranthes Bidenta by Wikipedia in French (Authors)

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