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Spora Ustilaginis Maydis

Name

Yu Mi Hei Fen (Spora Ustilaginis Maydis)

Sources

The drug is the drid sorus of Ustilago maydis (DC.)Corda( family Ustilaginaceae ) ,parasitizing on plants of maize, and distributed in the whole of China.

Constituents

The drug chiefly contains glutamic acid, aspartic acid, argine, lysine, methionine, alanine.indolyacetic acid, ustilaginic acid.

  1. 玉米黑粉
  2. Yu Mi Hei Fen
  3. 玉米黑霉

The Effect of Spora Ustilaginis Maydis

Property

Sweet, neutral; liver and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

It is used to benefit the liver, stomach and intestines, induce tranquilization, remove stagnation of undigested food, counteract toxicity, cause catharsis; for the prevention and treatment of ulcer of digestive tract; for the treatment of indigestion, insomnia, hepatitis, infantile malnutrition due to digestive disturbance or intestinal parasites.

Dosage and Administrations

Stir-bake it for eating, 3 g is taken each time. It can also be made into pills.
Decoct 15~30 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing.