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Names for Hu Jiao
Pharmaceutical: Fructus Piperis
Botanical: Piper nigrum L. (Piperaceae)
Other names:
Description: Pepper.

Subdues Qi; Eliminates Phlegm; Expels toxins; Warms the Middle; Calms pain; ...

Origin of hu jiao
Subtropical and tropical zones, South and Southwest China.;

Preparation of hu jiao
The drug is collected in later autumn to next spring when the fruit is dark green, dried in the sun, known as "Black Pepper"; the drug is collected when the fruit turns to red, moistened for several days, removed from sarcocarp, dried in the sun, known as "White Pepper".;

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