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TCM Materia Medica (Chinese Herbal Database) - Disclaimer

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Chinese Herb List

There are currently 116 herbs in this materia medica. The names listed below are of the following format: Pharmaceutical Name, Common Name (Pin-yin Name).

Last update: October 28, 2012

Cortex acanthopanacis

Common name: Acanthopanax bark (Wujiapi)

Cortex ailanthi

Common name: Ailanthus bark (Chunpi)

Cortex dictamni radicis

Common name: Dittany bark (Baixianpi)

Cortex erythrinae

Common name: Erythrina bark (Haitongpi)

Cortex meliae radicis

Common name: Chinaberry bark (Kulianpi)

Cortex mori

Common name: Mulberry bark (Sangbaipi)

Cortex moutan

Common name: Moutan bark (Mudanpi)

Cortex phellodendri

Common name: Phellodendron bark (Huangbai)

Fructus Amomi kravanh

Common name: Round cardamom seed (Baidoukou)

Fructus alpiniae oxyphyllae

Common name: Bitter cardamom (Yizhiren)

Fructus arctii

Common name: Arctium fruit (Niubangzi)

Fructus aristlochiae

Common name: Birthwort fruit (Madouling)

Fructus chaenomelis

Common name: Chaenomeles fruit (Mugua)

Fructus citri

Common name: Citron (Xiangyuan)

Fructus citri sarcodactylis

Common name: Finger citron (Foshou)

Fructus corni

Common name: Dogwood fruit (Shanzhuyu)

Fructus evodiae

Common name: Evodia fruit (Wuzhuyu)

Fructus forsythiae

Common name: Forsythia fruit (Lianqiao)

Fructus hordei germinatus

Common name: Germinated barley (Maiya)

Fructus jujubae

Common name: Jujube (Dazao)

Fructus kochiae

Common name: Broom cypress fruit (Difuzi)

Fructus ligustri lucidi

Common name: Grossy privet fruit (Nuzhenzi)

Fructus mori

Common name: Mulberry (Sangshen)

Fructus mume

Common name: Black plum (Wumei)

Fructus quisqualis

Common name: Quisqualis fruit (Shijunzi)

Fructus schisandrae

Common name: Schisandra fruit (Wuweizi)

Fructus tribuli

Common name: Tribulus fruit (Baijili)

Fructus tritici levis

Common name: Light wheat (Fuxiaomai)

Fructus tsaoko

Common name: Tsaoko (Caoguo)

Fructus viticis

Common name: Chastetree fruit (Manjingzi)

Germma agrimoniae

Common name: Agrimonia bud (Hecaoya)

Herba andrographitis

Common name: Green chiretta (Chuanxinlian)

Herba aristolochiae mollissimae

Common name: Hairy birthwort (Xungufeng)

Herba artemisiae scopariae

Common name: Oriental wormwood (Yinchenhao)

Herba cirsii segeti

Common name: Small thistle (Xiaoji)

Herba coriandri

Common name: Coriander (Husui)

Herba dianthi

Common name: Pink (Qumai)

Herba elsholtziae

Common name: Elsholtzia (Xiangru)

Herba eupatorii

Common name: Eupatorium (Peilan)

Herba lycopi

Common name: Bugleweed (Zelan)

Herba polygoni avicularis

Common name: Common knotgrass (Bianxu)

Herba portulacae

Common name: Portulaca (Machixian)

Herba seu flos schizonepetae

Common name: Schizonepeta (Jingjie)

Herba siegesbeckiae

Common name: Siegesbeckia (Xixiancao)

Herba spirodelae

Common name: Spirodela (Fuping)

Herba taraxaci

Common name: Dandelion herb (Pugongying)

Herba violae

Common name: Viola (Zihuadiding)

Radix angelicae dahuricae

Common name: Dahurian angelica root (Baizhi)

Radix astragali

Common name: Astragalus root (Huangqi)

Radix bupleuri

Common name: Bupleurum root (Chaihu)

Radix chuanxiong

Common name: Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong)

Radix curcumae

Common name: Curcuma root (Yujin)

Radix cyathulae

Common name: Cyathula root (Niuxi)

Radix cynanchi paniculati

Common name: Paniculate swallowwort root (Xuchangqing)

Radix dichroae

Common name: Dichroa root (Changshan)

Radix dipsaci

Common name: Teasel root (Xuduan)

Radix ephedrae

Common name: Ephedra root (Mahuanggen)

Radix et rhizome stauntoni

Common name: Swallowwort rhizome (Baiqian)

Radix euphorbiae seu knoxiae

Common name: Peking spurge root (Daji)

Radix glehniae

Common name: Glehnia root (Shashen)

Radix ledebouriellae

Common name: Ledebouriella root (Fangfeng)

Radix lithospermi seu arnebiae

Common name: Arnebia (Zicao)

Radix morindae officinalis

Common name: Morinda root (Bajitian)

Radix notoginseng

Common name: Notoginseng (Sanqi)

Radix ophiopogonis

Common name: Ophiopogon root (Maidong)

Radix paeoniae rubra

Common name: Red peony (Chishao)

Radix peucedani

Common name: Peucedanum root (Qianhu)

Radix platycodi

Common name: Platycodon root (Jiegeng)

Radix polygalae

Common name: Polygala root (Yuanzhi)

Radix pseudostellariae

Common name: Pseudostellaria root (Taizishen)

Radix rehmanniae

Common name: Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang)

Radix rhapontici seu echinopsis

Common name: Globethistle (Loulu)

Radix rubiae

Common name: Rubia root (Qiancao)

Radix salviae militiorrhizae

Common name: Red sage root (Danshen)

Radix scrophulariae

Common name: Scrophularia (Xuanshen)

Radix sophorae flavescentis

Common name: Flavescent sophora root (Kushen)

Radix stellariae

Common name: Stellaria root (Yinchaihu)

Radix stephaniae tetrandrae

Common name: Tetrandra root (Fangji)

Radix trichosanthis

Common name: Trichosanthes root (Tianhuafen)

Rhizoma alismatis

Common name: Alismatis rhizome (Zexie)

Rhizoma arisaematis

Common name: Arisaema tuber (Tiannanxing)

Rhizoma cibotii

Common name: Cibot rhizome (Gouji)

Rhizoma cimicifugae

Common name: Cimicifuga rhizome (Shengma)

Rhizoma cyperi

Common name: Cyperus tuber (Xiangfu)

Rhizoma dioscoreae

Common name: Dioscorea (Shanyao)

Rhizoma dioscoreae hypoglaucae

Common name: Hypoglauca yam (Bixie)

Rhizoma dryopteris crassirhizomae

Common name: Basket fern (Guanzhong)

Rhizoma homalomenae

Common name: Homalomena rhizome (Qiannianjian)

Rhizoma imperatae

Common name: Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen)

Rhizoma ligustici

Common name: Ligusticum root (Gaoben)

Rhizoma phragmitis

Common name: Reed root (Lugen)

Rhizoma sparganii

Common name: Burreed tuber (Sanleng)

Rhizoma zedoariae

Common name: Zedoary (Ezhu)

Rhizoma zingiberis

Common name: Dried ginger (Ganjiang)

Rhizoma zingiberis recens

Common name: Fresh ginger (Shengjiang)

Rhizome polygonati

Common name: Siberian solomonseal (Huangjing)

Semen allii tuberosi

Common name: Chinese chive seed (Jiuzi)

Semen astragali complanati

Common name: Flattened milkvetch seed (Shayuanzi)

Semen biotae

Common name: Arborvitae seed (Baiziren)

Semen coicis

Common name: Coix seed (Yiyiren)

Semen cucurbitae moschatae

Common name: Pumpkin seed (Nanguazi)

Semen cuscutae

Common name: Dadder seed (Tusizi)

Semen dolichoris

Common name: Hyacinth bean (Biandou)

Semen ginkgo

Common name: Ginkgo seed (Baiguo)

Semen juglandis

Common name: Walnut seed (Hutaoren)

Semen lepiddi seu descurainiae

Common name: Lepidium seed (Tinglizi)

Semen malvae

Common name: Abutilon (Dongkuizi)

Semen myristicae

Common name: Nutmeg (Roudoukou)

Semen nelumbinis

Common name: Lotus seed (Lianzi)

Semen phaseoli

Common name: Phaseolus seed (Chixiaodou)

Semen pruni

Common name: Bush-cherry seed (Yuliren)

Semen raphani

Common name: Radish seed (Laifuzi)

Semen sesami

Common name: Black sesame seed (Heizhima)

Semen sinapsis seu brassicae

Common name: White mustard seed (Baijiezi)

Semen vaccariae

Common name: Vaccaria seed (Wangbuliuxing)

Semen zizyphi spinosae

Common name: Wild jujube seed (Suanzaoren)

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