Pseudostellaria heterophylla (Miq.) Pax

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Pseudostellaria heterophylla (Miq.) Pax, known as Hai Er Shen (HES) and false starwort belongs to the Caryophyllaceae family. The Chung Yao Chi New Chinese Materia Medica records the collection of HES plants since 1959 because of its local and ethnic use. P. heterophylla are distributed widely in the southern parts of China including Fujing, Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong, Shanxi, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei, Shanxi, and Guangzhou provinces. The P. heterophylla is a mild tonic herb, weaker than Panax ginseng and popularly used in Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM) products such as Jiangzhong Jianweixiaoshi Tablets, Composite Pseudostellaria granule.

Year: 2016

InstitutionGuiyang University of Chinese Medicine, Guiyang 550025, China

Material: Guizhou Province, China.