通草 Medulla tetrapanacis
【通草】是来自落叶灌木的茎，它是属于人参的种类，也是宣纸的来源。它可达到大约 15 英尺的高度，并在夏末开花。茎髓实际上是空心的。它们在秋季收集并切成小块，然后去除树皮。之后将茎在阳光下晒干并切成薄片。
Let’s talk about 【Medulla tetrapanacis】, one of the ingredients in Food Art’s Confinement 30 Young.
【Medulla tetrapanacis】 comes from the stem of a deciduous shrub, which is a member of the ginseng family, and the source of rice paper. It reaches a height of approximately 15 feet, and blooms in late summer. The stem piths are actually hollow. They are gathered in autumn and cut into small pieces, after which the bark is removed. The stems are then dried in the sun and cut into slices.
Based on the precepts of traditional Chinese medicine, Medulla Tetrapanacis has sweet and slightly cold properties, and is associated with the Lung and Stomach meridians. Its main functions are to clear heat and promote lactation. Among the conditions Medulla Tetrapanacis treats difficulty urinating, painful urination, and frequent urination.It can be taken with other herbs, such as talc and plantain seed.
Additionally, they have anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombin, and anti-hepatotoxic properties. These remarkable hepatoprotective properties (protecting the liver from damage) come from the oleanolic acid in medulla tetrapanacis extracts.
💚 𝗚𝗼 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻, 𝗴𝗼 𝘃𝗲𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻
Link: Soupermama Series