Chief Editor Zhang Jian
Tell you the origin of each Chinese medicine:
Storytelling and Chinese Medicine Book 3
14. The story of torreya
Torreya is also called torreya, in ancient times called "Yu". Li Shizhen has always praised the torreya tree for its "good food and literary talent", which means that the texture of the torreya tree is smooth, and the wood grain is straight. It is like a brilliant and accessible article, and the literary talent is shining in the world. Of course, he also further discovered that "Truya chinensis kills large and small worms in the abdomen, which are suitable for those with yellow and thin children with insect diseases." All duodenal worms and roundworms can be repelled. The compatibility makes gentleman and garlic clove use together, and the effect is quite good. From ancient times to the present 2000 years, the predecessors said that Torreya grandis kills insects without hurting the blood and energy. Therefore, it is believed that this medicine is superior to other insecticides in modern times. Not only did Li Shizhen know the benefits of torreya, but when the Northern Song writer Su Dongpo saw the torreya fruit at the farewell banquet in Xuzhou, he couldn't help but sing: "The beauty of the jade mountain fruit, the charm is the golden plate. The mist is out of the Manxi River, and the bottle is cleared. Guest. Why don't you give it to the guest? You should add a word. I wish you so fruitful and anoint yourself with virtue. To drive away the three Peng Chou, I am sick in my heart. May you be so wood, dignified and arrogant. , Smooth and not to be cut. Things are not too shallow, don’t throw this gift lightly.” This poem says that the yellow and radiant delicacy on the plate is the Yushan Fragrant from the Yunwu Mountains in the south. Taking this as a good deed for the emperor, a parting message is no less than sending you Qiongju jade pendant. May you, like the scented torreya, have the function of saving the world, but also be delicious, remove the three insects, perform prosperous health, cure the ailments of the heart, and prevent the wicked from entering the way, and the good ones will not retreat. It must be like a standing torreya tree, not afraid of wind and snow, and not afraid of setbacks. If you want to make a chair with torreya wood, don't shave off its beautiful side for smoothness. To see you off with torreya is very subtle, please don't forget my words from your old friend. Torreya grandis is an evergreen tree belonging to the genus Torreya of Taxus family. It is a species endemic to China. It is produced in the eastern subtropical mountainous area, mostly in Zhejiang and Anhui. It is distributed in the Dabie mountainous area of western Anhui and the mountainous area of southern Anhui. The Southern Song Dynasty "Xin'an Zhi" contains: "Truly zirconia produced in Xiuning County, especially those who come out of Huangshan Mountain". Torreya has high economic value. The oil content of the seeds is as high as 51.7% (including 70% linoleic acid, 20% oleic acid, and 10% stearic acid), which exceeds that of sesame and peanut; protein 10%; glucose and carbohydrate 28%. Kernel oil is high-grade edible oil with rich nutrition. Torreya is shade-resistant, warm and humid, suitable for deep mountain slopes facing the subtropical mountains, cool and foggy, and fertile and deep acidic soil. It has three major biological characteristics: First, it has a long life span, slow growth, late fruit-setting period, and long fruit-bearing period. Therefore, there is a saying that "Thirty years of flowering, 40 years of fruiting, one species of Torreya, ten generations of benefit". The torreya tree has a long growth period and grows very slowly, and the seedling saplings can only bloom and bear fruit in 30 years. Under normal circumstances, the ability to sustain fruit can reach a hundred, hundreds or even thousands of years. Second, each generation of fruit needs to grow for three years before it can be harvested. The so-called "pregnant flowers every year, ripe fruits every year, three generations in the same house, endless circulation" is the special law of torreya. Third, the dioecious plants, the male trees bloom and fall every year, while the female trees are like jujubes, hanging branches.
【Name of Medicine】Truzi
[Alias] Bizi, Torreya, Tua zi, Bizi, Yushan fruit, Red fruit, Torreya jade, Chinese torreya, wild cedar, torreya, torreya, torreya, torreya, cedar, peach pine, dogtail pine, Sharp pine, torreya, Baitou fir, Yatou fir, rock fir, and torreya.
[Medicinal Properties] Gan, Ping. Return to the lung, stomach, and large intestine meridian.
【Efficacy】Insecticidal insecticide, nourishes the lungs and relieves cough, moistens the intestines and relaxes bowel movements.
1. Hookworm disease, ascariasis, tapeworm disease, worms and abdominal pain. This product has the function of killing insects, moisturizing the intestines and laxative, so it can not be used with laxatives, and because of its sweetness, it does not hurt the stomach. It is against roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms. It is effective for abdominal pain caused by various intestinal parasites such as ginger worm. To treat ascariasis, it is often used with Junzi and Neem; for hookworm disease, it is used alone or with betel nut and Guanzhong; for tapeworm, it is used with betel nut and pumpkin seeds; "Practical Modern Chinese Medicine" is used to treat roundworms and pinworms. For intestinal parasitic diseases such as worms, hooks and tapes, take 30g of this product, 30g of gentleman, 30g of garlic, decoction to remove slag, twice a day, take it on an empty stomach before eating.
2. This product can repel worms and eliminate chancre. It can be used to treat infantile malnutrition, chlorosis, thin abdomen, abdominal pain, and insects.
3. Lung dryness and cough This product is sweet and moisturizes the lungs, can moisturize the lungs and relieve coughs, but it is weak. It is suitable for mild symptoms. It can be used with Chuan Fritillaria, Trichosanthis, Sun-dried mulberry leaves, sand ginseng, etc. Same use.
4. Dry intestines and constipation This product is sweet and calming, enters the large intestine meridian, and has the effect of moistening and laxative. "Materia Medica Yanyi" is only used fried and chewed to treat hemorrhoids and constipation; it can also be used with cannabis seeds, Yu Liren, and melon seeds to treat dry intestinal constipation.
In addition, it can treat filariasis. Take the torreya flesh and the charcoal and honey as a pill. 4 days is a course of treatment. After 1 to 2 courses, the microfilaria often turns negative.
[Usage and Dosage] Decoction, 10-15g. Stir-fry and chew, use 15g at a time.
[Caution for use] It should be used raw when it is taken into decoction. It is not suitable for people with loose stools and cough due to lung heat. When taking torreya, do not eat mung beans, so as not to affect the efficacy.