Tian Shan Hua Qiu (Ramulus et Fructus Sorbi Tianschanicae)
The drug is the bright branch, stem bark or ripe fruit of Sorbus tianschanica Rupr. (Family Rosaceae), growing in valleys or edge of conifer woods, distributed in Gansu, Qinghai and Xinjiang of China.
The branch and stem bark contain hyperin. Fruit contains vitamin A, C, E, cartotene, parasorbin acid and glucoside. Leaves contain cholorogenic acid, isocholorogenic acid, catechin, epicatechin, rutin and glucoside of naringenin.
The Effect of Tian Shan Hua Qiu
Lung, spleen and stomach meridians entered.
The branch and stem bark are used as antitussive, for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, stomache, cough with lung-heat, gastritis and Vitamin A, C, E deficiency.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 30~60 g of the fruit, or 9~15 g of the twig.