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Herbology

 
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Smoked Plum

Herb name (Chinese): 乌梅
Herb name (Pin Yin): wū méi
Herb name (English): Smoked Plum
Herb name (Botanical): Fructus Mume
Origin of species: Prunus mume (Sieb.) Sieb. et. Zucc.
Part(s) of herb used: Fruit
Geo-specific habitat(s): Zhejiang, Fujian, Yunnan
Taste(s) & Properties: • Sour, astringent
• Neutral
• Administrates the Liver, Spleen, Lung and Large Intestine Meridians
Action(s): • Nourishes the lung system to relieve coughs
• Eases chronic diarrhoea or bowel irritations, and chronic thirst
• Relieves stomach discomforts due to intestinal parasites
• Aids to stop bleeding in stools or excessive menstrual discharge (when processed)
• Relieves sores (when applied externally)