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Herbology

 
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Common Bletilla Tuber

Herb name (Chinese): 白及
Herb name (Pin Yin): bái jí
Herb name (English): Common Bletilla Tuber
Herb name (Botanical): Rhizoma Bletillae
Origin of species: Bletilla striata (Thunb.) Reichb. F.
Part(s) of herb used: Tuber
Geo-specific habitat(s): Guizhou, Sichuan, Hunan, Hubei, Anhui, Henan, Zhejiang, Shaanxi
Taste(s) & Properties: • Bitter, sweet, astringent
• Cold
• Administrates the Lung, Stomach and Liver Meridians
Action(s): • Helps to stop bleeding in external wounds
• Relieves heat and aid in wound healing process for scalded or dry skin or swollen sores