Flos Dolichoris


The primary flower of Dolichos tablab L., family Leguminosae.

Papilionaceous flower, flat-triangular, 1 cm long; calyx campanunate, 5-lobed, lobes pubescent and yellow; corolla dissected, showing a large and nearly rounded standard petal on the dorsal side, and two wings, two keels conjugated in calathiform: 10 stamens in the comlia, of which 9 filaments mostly conjugated, with a pistil in the center. Yellow-white when dried. Sweet in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to spleen and stomach channels.

Clear away summer-heat and eliminate dampness from the upper-jiao, invigorate the spleen and strengthen the stomach: For summer heat-dampness syndrome with feeling of oppression in the chest, dysuria and diarrhea, vomiting, diarrhea and dysentery of dampness-heat type, leucorrhagia, especially suitable for those with dampness-heat in the spleen.

Administration Decoction: 3-9g.


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