Provenance: Discrimination of New Fake Drugs.
Pinyin: ài Piàn
Alias: Aeolus nervosa (Modern Practical Chinese Medicine), Aeolus powder, Aeolus tablets (Compilation of Medicinal Materials).
Origin: It is the processed product of the leaves of Aeolianthus, family Asteraceae. For the plant form, please refer to the article of Ailanthus.
Habitat distribution: Mainly produced in Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou and other places.
Properties: Translucent crystals, 5-15 mm in diameter, 2-3 mm thick. White. The smell is cool, the taste is pungent and strong. When burned, there is thick black smoke. Large, thin, white, crisp, fragrant is the best.
Concoction: From September to October, the leaves of mugwort are taken and heated in a steamer to make it sublimate, and the crystals obtained from sublimation are grayish-white powder, which is called mugwort powder. After pressing to remove the oil, refining into a block of crystals, and then chopped into granular or flaky, that is, moxa tablets.
- “Compilation of medicinal materials”: sweet, warm and flat, non-toxic.
- Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medicine Journal: Taste hard, warm, non-toxic.