Few people know that Do Quyen is a tree. All of Do Quyen’s organs contain a substance that can seriously hurt a child.
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Rhododendron occidentale (Scientific name is Rhododendron occidentale) according to the Chinese concept of symbolizing tenderness. Do Quyen is very popular in many countries around the world because of its radiant yet gentle beauty .. and people give Do Quyen to each other as a wish for health.
In the world, Do Quyen is distributed in temperate regions of North America, highlands bordering Asia – Europe and East Asia, quite popular in Japan and North Korea. Do Quyen was selected as the national flower of Nepal, and the emblem of Washington and West Virginia states in the US. In 1979, Azalea (a species of Do Quyen) was also selected by Georgia as the symbol of wild flower. In Vietnam, Do Quyen is found in high mountains such as Da Lat, Sapa, Tam Dao, Trinh Xuyen village on the bank of Tra Ly river, near Nam Dinh city.
Hoa Do Quyen is also often mentioned in art works such as poetry and paintings in Japan, Korea, China …
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According to Dr. Vo Van Chi, author of Vietnamese Medicinal Plants Dictionary, Azaleas are deciduous shrubs, about 2 meters high, with many branches, small branches growing upright, with dark gray bark. The leaves are thin, oval or inverted in shape, the leaves spring is shorter than in summer. The average size of the leaves is about 3 to 5 cm long, 2 to 3 cm wide, the tip is citrusy, the base is wedge-shaped, the upper side is thin, the lower side has thick hair. Petiole is 3 to 5 mm long, hairy.
Hoa Do Quyen agrees from 2 to 6 flowers in the branches. The calyx is 4 mm long, has 5 lobes, many fluff. The corolla is pink or magenta, crimson, broad funnel-shaped, 4 to 5 cm long, with 5 lobes. There are 10 stamens, coarse hair. Hairless stigma, Round ovoid capsule, about 8 mm long, full of coarse hair.
This tree grows in the forest. Raising from February to April, the pods are ripe from August to October. Azaleas are found abundantly in Lao Cai, Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien – Hue, and Kon Tum. Some other countries like China and Laos also have.
Oriental medicine uses flowers, leaves, roots, and azaleas as medicine. Flowers are collected in spring, leaves in summer and autumn, and roots all year round. Use fresh or dried.
Do Quyen flower has a sour, sweet taste, warmth, blood-harmonizing effect, regulating menstruation, and low room style. The roots have a sour, sweet taste, warmth, blood-only effect, and only dominates. The leaves are sour, average, the effect of heat, liquid, only blood.
However, few people know that all parts of the plant contain the nutrients Andromedotoxin and Arbutin glucoside. Winners often have symptoms of nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, difficulty breathing, …
A small amount of azaleas (100g – 225g) is also enough to cause serious illness for a child.
Therefore, families with young children should not use Do Quyen as a scene, if any, keep out of reach of children in contact with Do Quyen, avoid the case of cutting flowers, breaking the scene and putting it in the mouth.