Folium et Cacumen Rhododendri Mariae


Leaf, twig and flower of Rhododendron mariae Hance, family Ericaceae.

Shrub, multi-branching. Twig densely covered by reddish brown strigoses. Leaf coriaceous, elliptical, oblanceolate to obovate, about 5 cm long, covered with brown strigoses, growing in cluster at the top of the branches. Umbel terminal, corolla light purple and funnel-form. Sweet and sour in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to lung channel.

Eliminate phlegm and relieve cough: For acute and chronic bronchitis.

Pharmacological Action
1. Its decoction acts as an antitussive and expectorant in mice.
2. Inhibiting the growth of pneumococcus and 13-streptococcus m vitro.

Administration Decoction:
15-30g. Tablet: 5 tablets tid.


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