[Original Article] Legend of Radix Pseudostellariae and Compound Radix Pseudostellariae Granules (Zhang Jiancheng, Administrative Division)



[Original Article] Legend of Radix Pseudostellariae and Compound Radix Pseudostellariae Granules (Zhang Jiancheng, Administrative Division)

Pseudostellaria heterophylla, also known as child ginseng. It was first published in "Chinese Medicinal Flora". It has the effects of invigorating qi and nourishing body fluid, strengthening the spleen and moistening the lung. Its function is comparable to American ginseng. It has been listed as a list of Chinese medicinal materials that can be used as health food by the Ministry of Health. It can be seen that Pseudostellaria heterophylla is a good product with high value of medicine and food homology.

Pseudostellaria heterophylla has been used and cultivated in China for hundreds of years, but the name of Pseudostellaria heterophylla is not entered in the masterpiece Compendium of Materia Medica compiled by Li Shizhen. Legend has it that Li Shizhen traveled to today's Nanjing in order to publish Compendium of Materia Medica, and then stayed in a guest shop. She heard a woman's groan at night and asked the shop owner, "Who is sick?" The shop owner replied, "I have been sick for several days because of the poor business, it is difficult to make a living and have no money to see a doctor." Li Shizhen was very sympathetic after hearing this. Out of instinct, I followed the shopkeeper into the inner room to check the condition of the sick woman. After feeling the pulse of the sick woman, I found that among the wild vegetables used by the shopkeeper to satisfy her hunger, there was a kind of grass root that could cure the disease of the shopkeeper's wife, so I asked, "Where did you come from?" The shopkeeper replied, "On the purple mountain outside the city." After hearing this, Li Shizhen took out a ingot of silver and put it on the table and said, "Go and buy some rice tomorrow." He also said that if he continued to stroke the grass root and cook soup for the owner's wife, his condition would improve after taking it.

The next day, after the shopkeeper's wife took the medicine, her condition improved a lot. The shopkeeper took Li Shizhen to the graveyard of Prince Zhu Yuanzhang in Zijin Mountain, where she saw that it was as green as a blanket and full of that kind of herbs. Li Shizhen was very happy and dug up many to take home. So the herbs grew in the cemetery of Prince Zhu Yuanzhang. Li Shizhen named this herb Pseudostellaria heterophylla. For fear that this medicinal material would spread out and everyone would dig it and violate the king's law, Li Shizhen did not compile Pseudostellaria heterophylla into the compendium of materia medica.

The compound Pseudostellaria granules produced by Lijiexun Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. with Pseudostellaria heterophylla as the main drug have good taste, reasonable prescription, suitable for young and old, and good health care and drug therapy effects. Pseudostellaria heterophylla can be used for conditioning stomach yin deficiency, food fatigue, palpitation, insomnia, deficiency and night sweat. Ganoderma lucidum, invigorating qi and calming mind, relieving cough and asthma, is listed as the best medicine in the upper grade by Shen Nong's Materia Medica. Modern medical research believes that Ganoderma lucidum has a very important effect on the rehabilitation and health care of human body. Poria cocos, invigorating the spleen and tonifying the mind. Hawthorn, spleen appetizer stagnation. Malt, rice sprouts digestion, increase appetite. The "Compound Pseudostellaria Granules" of the above medicinal herbs, which the author feels good after taking, is recommended here.