Fructus Rosae
Laevigatae

 

Source
Fruit of Rosa Laevigata Michx., family Rosaceae.

Characteristics
Fruit obvate, 2.2-3.5 cm long, 1.2-1.8 cm in diameter at the middle. Outer wall formed by the calyx tubes, red-yellow to red-brown, with numerous remnants of hard thorns forming small projections; apex discoid, forming the base of persistent sepal; base gradually narrowing, with carpopodium or its scar remaining. Prepared by cutting in two halves; inner wall yellowish and 1-2 mm thick; long-spherical achene, which usually discarded after preparing. Sour, sweet and astringent in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to kidney, urinary bladder and large intestine channels.

Indication
1. Relieve nocturnal emission and leucorrhagia, and reduce the frequency of urination: For kidney-deficiency manifested as nocturnal emission, enuresis and leucorrhagia, usaally used with Semen Euryales together.
2. Astringe the intestine to relieve diarrhea: For chronic diarrhea due to spleen-deficiency.

Pharmacological Action
1. Its decoction in 1:3000-1:200 concentration inhibits the growth of influenzae virus and Bacillus dysenteriae in vitro.
2. Promoting the secretion of gastric juice and enhancing the digestive function, also as an astringent.

Administration Decoction: 9-18g.


   

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