School of Chinese Medicine
豆蔻类中药的本草新析 = New bencaological studies of traditional Chinese medicine after name "Doukou"
Lots of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) shares the same Chinese common names "Doukou". Because of similar Chinese names, appearances, functions and original plants, there are still no compromise on the original plants of "Doukou" up to now. Moreover, "Doukou" referred to more than one source of species, that is, it might refer to the Chinese crude drug derived from different plants during different historical periods. In order to identify the original botanical plants of "Doukou" during different historical periods and the relationship between these "Doukou", new bencaological studies of TCM under the name "Doukou" were carried out, which included the studies on literal description, image description, market investigation and systematic botanical research. A suggestion was made to change the Chinese name "Doukou" (Amomi Fructus Rotundus) to "Baidoukou".
Bencaological study, Doukou, Market investigation, Systematic botanical research
Source Publication Title
中国中药杂志 = China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Wu, Menghua, Ping Guo, Hubiao Chen, and Zhongzhen Zhao. "豆蔻类中药的本草新析 = New bencaological studies of traditional Chinese medicine after name "Doukou"." 中国中药杂志 = China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica 37.11 (2012): 1686-1692.