Blackplum.fruit with strong astringent action.
- Botanical Description:Smoked Plum.
- What is Blackplum,Fructus Mume?.
- Smoked Plum:Constituents and Phytochemicals.
- Properties and Actions of Blackplum,Fructus Mume.
- Fructus Mume:Effects,Uses and Applications.
- Pharmacology and clinical study of Fructus Mume.
- Reference Materials of Blackplum,Fructus Mume.
- Fructus Mume:Administrations and Suggestions.
- Research Update:Fructus Mume.
Fructus Mume:Effects,Uses and Applications.:
Astringing the lung to relieve cough, astringing the bowels to stop bowels to stop diarrhea, promoting the production of body fluid to quench thirst, and regulating the stomach to alleviate colic caused by ascariasis.
1.Treats prolonged coughing with scanty phlegm or dry coughing without phlegm due to deficiency of the lungs:
To relieve protracted cough due to deficiency of the lung, it is often used with poppy capsule, pinellia tuber, bitter apricot kernel and donkey-hide gelatin, as in Only One Dose Powder (Yifu San).Sour and astringent in taste, smoked plum can astringe the lungs to arrest coughing.This herb is often used together with poppy shell (Pericarpium Papaveris), apricot kernel, etc., e.g., Yifu San.
2.To treats prolonged diarrhea or prolonged dysentery:
To arrest chronic diarrhea and dysentery, it is often used with nutmeg, dangshen and chebula fruit, as in Pill for Reinforcing the Intestines (Gchang Wan).This herb can astringe the intestines to arrest diarrhea or dysentery. This herb is often used together with poppy shell (Pericarpium Papaveris), myrobalan fruit (Fructus Chebulae), etc., e.g., Guchang Wan.
3.For the treatment of diabetes due to heat of deficiency type
It is often used with trichosanthes root, ophiopogonroot and gin seng , as in Jade Spring Pill (Yuquan Wan).
4.Treats colic and vomiting caused by ascarids with cold limbs, abdominal pain caused by ascarods:
To relieve abdominal colic and vomiting caused by ascariasis, it is often used with asarum, prickly-ash peel, dried ginger and coptis root, as in Black Plum Bolus (Wumei Wan). This herb also has hemostatic function and can be used in treating hemafecia, hematuria, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis; used externally, it can subdue swellings and cure ophthalmic pterygium.
Ascarids are promptly vanquished by an acid. Being extremely acidic, this herb can relieve colic caused by ascarids to relieve pain and normalize the functioning of the stomach to arrest vomiting.It is often used together with wild ginger (Herba Asari), zanthoxylum, Chinese goldthread rhizome (Rhizoma Coptidis), monkshood root (Radix Aconiti), etc., e.g., Wumei Wan.
5.Treats diabetes with fever of the deficiency type:
Sour in taste and secretion-promoting in property, this herb can promote the production of body fluid to quench thirst.It can be decocted alone for oral administration or used together with Chinese trichosanthes root (Radix Trichosanthis), ophiopogon root, ginseng, etc., e.g., Yu Quan San.
In addition, the herb can also arrest bleeding when taken orally, so it is used for the treatment of metrorrhagia and metrostaxis and hematochezia. It can relieve ulcers with pyogenic infections when used externally and it is employed for the treatment of protrusion of pterygium.
7.Medicinal use in TCM:
In traditional Chinese medicine, the smoked fruits, called wumei, is used for medicinal purposes. They are generally black in color and are believed to be effective against parasites, as well as in stopping ulcers and promoting a strong digestive system and heart.
Ume juice is extracted by preserving the fruits in sugar. In China, sour plum juice (Pinyin:SuanMeiTang) is made from smoked ume. It ranges from light pinkish orange to purplish black in color and often has a smoky and slightly salty taste. It is traditionally flavoured with sweet osmanthus flowers, and is enjoyed chilled, usually in summer. The juice produced and made from green ume, tastes sweet and acidic, and is considered a refreshing drink, also often enjoyed in the summer. In Korea, maesil juice, which is marketed as a healthful tonic, is enjoying increasing popularity. It is commercially available in glass jars in sweetened, concentrated syrup form; it is reconstituted by stirring a small amount of syrup into a glass of water. The syrup may also be prepared at home by storing one part fresh maesil in a container with one part sugar (but no water).
Huamei (Pinyin: HuaMei; literally "talk plum"), or Chinese preserved plum, refers to any of a large number of Chinese foods involving plums pickled in sugar, salt, and herbs such as licorice. There are two general varieties: a dried variety, and a wet (pickled) variety. However, flavours and methods of preparation differ widely by region. Huamei are usually consumed as a snack.
A thick, sweet Chinese sauce called mei jiang or meizi jiang, usually translated as "plum sauce" is also made from ume, along with other ingredients such as sugar, vinegar, salt, ginger, chili, and garlic. Similar to duck sauce, it is used as a condiment for various Chinese dishes, including poultry dishes and egg rolls.
- 1.Blackplum.fruit with strong astringent action.
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