Latin name: Saposhnikovia divaricata (Turcz.) Schischk or Ledebouriella divaricata (Turcz.) Hiroe
Botanical family: Apiaceae
Plant part used: root
Geographical distribution: Asia and South-East Asia.
Uses in traditional medicine: Saposhnikovia is known for fighting nasal discharge and removeing damp. It is used in Chinese (fang feng), in Vietnamese (phong phong), in Korean (bangpung), and in Japanese (bofu) pharmocopoeia.
Latin name: Xanthium strumarium Patr.
Botanical family: Asteracea
Plant part used: fruit
Geographical distribution: Europe, Asia, Africa, America.
Uses in traditional medicine: Oriental cocklebur is known for decongesting nose, removing damp and soothing pain. The plant’s fruits are used in Chinese (cang er zi), in Vietnamese (ke dâu ngua), in Korean (changiza), and in Japanese (onamomi) pharmacopoeia.
Latin name: Magnolia biondii Pamp.
Botanical family: Magnoliaceae
Plant part used: flower
Geographical distribution: East Asia and America.
Uses in traditional medicine: magnolia is known for soothing mucous membrane irritation. It is used in Chinese (xin yi), in Vietnam (tan di hoa), in Korean (moglyeon) and in Japanese (Shin’iseihaito) pharmacopoeia.