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Herbal Medicine Female Gel Radix Stemonae
- Jul 04, 2018 -

The Processing of Radix Stemonae


The dry root tuber of perennial herbaceous plant Stemona sessili folia (Miq.) Miq., Stemona japonica (BI.) Miq. or Stemona tuberosa Lour. of family Stemonaceae.


East China, middle south and south China.


Collected in spring or autumn, removed fibrous root, cleaned, blanched in boiling water slightly or steamed deeply.

The actual smell and taste

Light smell; Stemona sessili folia (Miq.) Miq. have bitter and sweet taste, while Stemona japonica (BI.) Miq, and Stemona tuberosa Lour. have bitter taste.

Best quality

Robust, moist, firm and white.


Dried in the sun; sliced, unprocessed or stir-baked with honey.