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    Identification of Cordyceps sinensis and Dragon's Blood

    • Last Update: 2022-06-22
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    Cordyceps CORDYCEPS

    [Source] This product is a dry complex of the larvae and the corpse of the larvae of the larvae of the Hepidiaceae fungus Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.
    ) Sacc

    .

    [Character] This product is formed by connecting the worm body and the fungal sub-base that grows from the worm head
    .
    The insect body resembles a silkworm, 3~5cm long and 0.
    3~0.
    8cm in diameter; the surface is dark yellow to yellow-brown, with 20-30 ring patterns, the ring pattern near the head is thin; the head is reddish brown; 8 pairs of feet, middle 4 pairs are more obvious; brittle texture, easy to break, slightly flat section, pale yellowish white

    .
    The pedestal is slender and cylindrical, with a length of 4-7cm and a diameter of about 0.
    3cm; the surface is dark brown to brown with fine longitudinal wrinkles, and the upper part is slightly enlarged; the texture is flexible and the cross section is almost white (Figure 18-5)

    .
    Slightly fishy smell and slightly bitter taste

    .

    【Character identification characteristics】

    (1) It is formed by connecting the body of the worm with the fungus seat that grows from the head
    .


    Figure 18-5 Cordyceps sinensis
    A.
    Cordyceps sinensis B.
    Ascus shell and infertile tip C.
    Infertile tip mycelium

    D.
    Insect body sharp spines E.
    Ascus shell half-embedded F.
    Insect body cross section

    (2) The insect body resembles a silkworm, with a length of 3 to 5 cm and a diameter of 0.
    3 to 0.
    8 cm

    .

    (3) The surface is dark yellow to yellowish brown, with 20-30 rings
    .

    (4) The head is reddish brown
    .

    (5) There are 8 pairs in full, 4 pairs in the middle are more obvious
    .

    (6) The pedestal is slender and cylindrical, and the surface is dark brown to brown
    .

    Dragon Blood DRACONISSANGUIS

    [Source] This product is made of resin exuded from the fruit of Daemonorops dracoBl.
    , a palm plant

    .

    [Properties] This product is slightly round, square or square brick-shaped, with a dark red and shiny surface, with red powder formed by friction
    .
    The quality is hard and brittle, the broken surface is red, and the powder is brick red (Figure 18-6A)

    .
    Smell and tasteless

    .
    Insoluble in water, softened in hot water

    .

    【Character identification characteristics】

    (1) It is in the shape of a round square or square brick
    .

    (2) The surface is dark red powder and shiny
    .

    (3) The broken surface is red, and the powder is brick red
    .

    (4) It is insoluble in water, but softens in hot water
    .

    【Microscopic identification features】

    (1) This product is irregularly lumpy under a microscope, with different sizes
    .

    (2) There are many particles scattered on the surface, and white crystals can be seen embedded in the clumps
    .

    (3) When it meets with chloral hydrate, it gradually melts and turns into bright green and yellow
    .

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