What is Zhi Wei?
(scientific name: Phasianus colchicus
Linnaeus), which is also called Pheasant tail
, the name of Chinese medicinal materials. It is the tail feather of the pheasant of Phasianidae. The size of the pheasant's tail is very long, the longest is about 2 meters, and generally 1.45 meters, 1.67 meters. Two big pheasant feathers are inserted on the head as decorations on the heads of heroes or opera characters.
Pheasant tail is the tail of pheasant, which can be used as medicine. Functions and indications are: ① "Compendium": burn ashes and sesame oil, apply erysipelas. ② "Folk Medicine of Animals and Plants": Pheasant feathers are used to treat ear rot, black burn and external application.
Distribution of Ring-necked pheasant
Ring-necked pheasant is distributed almost all over the country. Pheasant mainly inhabit hills with overgrown grass or other shady plants. It often moves in pairs, and the sound is loud. The feet are strong and good at walking, but not good at flying. omnivorous. Nests are built on grassy hillsides, and breed from April to July. There are 2 nests a year, and each nest lays 6-14 eggs.
Processing methods of Zhi Wei
Collection and processing
After catching, the tail feathers are removed, washed and dried.
Zhi Wei TCM
The tail feather of the pheasant of Phasianidae.
Sweet in taste; warm in nature.
Return liver meridian.
Erysipelas; Otitis media.
1. "Compendium": burn ashes and sesame oil, apply erysipelas.
2. "Folk Medicine of Animals and Plants": Pheasant feathers are used to treat ear rot, black burn and external application.
Ring-necked pheasant, about 90cm in length. Male and female have different colors, and the male has gorgeous plumage. The top of the head is brassy in color, with white brow lines on both sides. The chin, throat and nape are black with metallic reflections. There is an obvious white circle under the neck, the front of the back is mainly golden yellow, turning to chestnut red at the back, and olive green at the back, all mixed with black and white stripes. Solid bluish-gray on the loins, turning maroon back. The tail feathers are very long, with a sharp tip, yellowish brown in the center, and purple chestnut on both sides; most black horizontal spots run through the center, and the horizontal spots on both sides also turn into deep purple chestnut; the wing coverts are mostly yellowish brown mixed with chestnut , turning outward to silver-gray; flight feathers are dark brown and dotted with white spots; breast is coppery red with purple, with anchor-like black spots on feather ends; flanks are golden, also dotted with black spots; belly is black-brown; tail is covered Feather chestnut, brown phase mixed. The female bird is small in size and has a short tail. Most of the body feathers are sandy brown, and the back is covered with maroon and black spots. The black spot on the tail is decorated with sorrel. No distance. The iris is maroon red; the eye area is bare. The mouth is light gray, the base is black; the feet are reddish brown, and the claws are black.
1. Treatment of erysipelas from sky fire: burn ashes of (pheasant) tail, and sesame oil, apply. ("Outline")
2. Treatment of ear rot: Pheasant feathers blackened and applied externally. ("Animal and Plant Folk Medicine")
External application: appropriate amount, burn ashes into powder, and apply.
The fat secreted by the uropygialgland is sanctioned into a mixture of diester waxes, one of the alcohol components of which is erythro-2,3-octadecanediol , The fatty acid (fattyacid) component is the odd-numbered and even-numbered carbon fatty acids from C9 to C19; the fat stored in the body is ordinary triacylglyceride (trglyceride).
1. "Compendium": burn ashes and sesame oil, apply erysipelas.
2. "Folk Medicine of Animals and Plants": Pheasant feathers are used to treat ear rot, black burnt and externally applied.
Zhi Wei benefits
Zhi Wei can play a role in detoxification, it can be used to treat erysipelas and otitis media. The pheasant tail is also called the pheasant tail. The long pheasant tail is about two meters, and the short one is only about 1.45 meters. Pheasant tail is mild in nature and slightly sweet in taste. It can be used externally. Before using it, you need to burn the pheasant tail into ashes, then grind it into powder, and finally apply it on the affected area. Pheasant tails can also be inserted on the head and used as decorations.
Pheasant tail can mainly achieve the effect of detoxification, and can be used to treat erysipelas or otitis media, but the specific method and dosage of use must be strictly followed by the doctor's advice, and it cannot be used blindly. During the period of use, it is necessary to go to the hospital for relevant re-examinations on a regular basis. Through the re-examinations, the recovery of the disease can be observed, and targeted adjustments can also be made according to the re-examination results. You must pay attention to dietary adjustments at ordinary times, and you have to eat too much greasy or spicy food.
Zhi Wei uses
Before using it, you need to burn Zhi Wei into ashes, then grind it into powder, and finally apply it on the affected area.
Zhi Wei can also be inserted on the head and used as decorations.
Zhi Ling is a costume (prop) in Peking Opera, also known as Lingzi and Pheasant Tail. Pheasant feathers are made of pheasant tail feathers, which are three to four feet long and up to seven feet long. The feathers from live chickens are of the highest quality, while the feathers from dead chickens are less flexible. The two feathers are a pair, with five to seven layers of raw silk tassels on the root, peacock feather flowers on the top, and spring bamboo feather legs on the bottom, which are inserted into the feather tubes on both sides of the helmet when used.
Also known as Yeji feathers, are feathers in operas, made of the longest tail feathers of pheasants. Pheasant feathers are usually five to six feet long and brightly colored. It looks really handsome when it's inserted into the head. Especially when the generals are feathered, they are even more majestic, such as Lu Bu in the Fengyi Pavilion and Dou Erdun in the serial set. Inserting feathers on the head not only increases the decorative beauty, but also contributes to the performance of movements and enhances the atmosphere of dancing. Ye Shenglan is a well-known Peking Opera performer who is good at playing feathers.
Made into fan
Zhi Wei Shan
Pheasant fan, also known as Zhi Wei Shan, is a kind of barrier fan used by ancient honor guards. Jin Cuibao's "Ancient and Modern Notes · Yufu": "The pheasant tail fan originated in the Yin Dynasty. During the reign of Emperor Gaozong, there was a pheasant's auspiciousness, and Zhai Yu was often used for clothing badges. The Zhou system thought that the queen's wife's car clothes. The Yuche has silk, that is, silk Pheasant feathers are used as fans to cover the wind and dust. The Han Dynasty took advantage of them and served them, and later they gave them to King Xiao of Liang. Since the Wei and Jin Dynasties, they have been impermanent, but all kings have to use them." Since the Song Dynasty, the pheasant tail fan has three types: large, medium and small. Etc., the lower part and the upper part are circled, with double peacocks embroidered in the middle, and pheasant feathers arranged around as decorations. Du Fu's "Qiu Xing" poem: "The cloud moves and the sun surrounds the dragon scale to recognize the holy face.".
How to choose Zhi Wei?
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Choose Zhi Wei that are long in size and neatly arranged.
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