Yu Nan Xing (an Araceae plant), Xuchang
As an Araceae plant, Yu Nan Xing is one of traditional medicinal plants of Yuzhou City. Being put into medicinal use, the tuber of Yu Nan Xing is effective in dispelling the wind, stabilizing the fright, dispersing phlegm, and reducing swelling. It is mainly used to treat symptoms of facial paralysis, paraplegia, infantile convulsion, tetanus, epilepsy, cervical cancer, and others. The external use of Yu Nan Xing is effective in relieving swelling, evacuating pus, and getting rid of venom of mosquitoes. Raw Yu Nan Xing is poisonous. Mistaken eating of raw Yu Nan Xing may cause the itchy swelling throat and even the death due to respiratory failure. If the case is not serious, vinegar, strong tea, and egg white are helpful to neutralize the poison.
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