Root of Pseudostellana heterophylki (Miq.) Pax ex Pax et Hoffm., family
Root slender-cambiform, somewhat curved, 3-10 cm long, 0.2-0.6 cm in diameter,
white; top with stem scar, surface smooth. Fracture surface comeous or
fariaceous. Sweet and bitter in taste, mild in nature, and attributive
to spleen and lung channels.
Supplement vital energy and promote the production of body fluid: For
insufficiency of spleen-yin, spleen-energy, lung-yin and lung-energy manifested
as poor appetite, fatigue, thirst and general debility during convalescence;
for dryness of lung with non-productive cough, febrile diseases with consumption
of body fluid and thirst, especially for insufficiency of yin and vital
energy in children and spontaneous perspiration in debilitated persons.