Wasong, one of Korea’s four major anti-cancer herbs along with elm trees, hagocho, and sculpong, is also called a 21st century elm because it is effective in anti-cancer and anti-aging. Since it is recorded as Wasong at the pool of Donguibogam Tangsuyukpyeon, it is a herb known by the name Wasong more than the official plant name, Rock Sol.
According to a study by Professor Sung Nak-joo of the Department of Food and Nutrition at Gyeongsang National University, moisture is the highest at 48.5%, followed by carbohydrates, crude fiber, crude protein, and reducing sugar. Inorganic materials include aluminum, calcium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, phosphorus, and zinc, of which calcium was the largest at 2,577 mg, followed by potassium at 937.6 mg.
It is said that the tumor is reduced in the Hyangyak Metabolism, and it has been used as a treatment for cancer since ancient times as a folk remedy.
Studies have shown that Wasong has an anti-cancer effect on leukemia cells, and cultivation of human-derived colon cancer cells (HT-29 and SW-480) and administration of natural wasong’s methanol extracts all inhibit cancer cell growth in a concentration-dependent manner.
In addition, studies have shown that various cancer cells such as liver cancer, stomach cancer, cervical cancer, and lung cancer have the effect of inhibiting cell growth and inducing cancer cell suicide.
The current name of the Korean rock brush is based on the Joseon Botanical Hyangmyeong Collection (Joseon Museum Research Association, Jeong Tae-hyun et al. 3, 1937), which is derived from the fact that it mainly grows on rocky rock walls and resembles pine trees.
a rock brush
Rock pine, edged flower
Dicotyledonous rosewood and perennial plants of the genus Rockbrushes
Scientific name Orostachys japonica (Maxim.) A. Berger
The generic name Orostachys is a combination of Greek oros + stachys, which is derived from the fact that it grows naturally in the mountains and forms an ear-shaped flower arrangement, and the species name japonica means “of Japan.”
The Chinese word “waryeonhwa” is derived from the idea of a lotus flower living on a tiled roof.
▲ Cultivation and Song
Characteristics of Rock Brush Wasong
Biwysol Wasong grows on the outside of the rocks in the mountains
Or, it grows in sunny and dry places such as old roof tiles, stone walls, or rocks across the country.
Myogenic leaves spread and grow flat in a rosette shape, and the tip hardens to form a thorn.
Rock brush waspsong has no leaf on its main stem, has no leaf disease, and the tip does not harden along with the myophytes that come out in summer, but only becomes sharp, and is mainly green, but sometimes purple or white.
The flowers bloom in September and are white, and the racemes are 6-15cm long, with flowers without a flower handle closely attached, and the po is acupuncture-shaped and Yedu. There are five calyx pieces, which are acupuncture type, light green, and five petals, which are acupuncture type, and are about 6mm long. There are 10 surgeries and they are longer than petals.
The effect of the rock brush effect
Wasong is waterlogged in Donguibogam Tangyukpyeon Pulbu, a protocol compiled by Heo Jun, a medical officer of the Joseon Dynasty, according to the order of his ancestors.
The name of the Korean herbal medicine for Wasong written in the Donguibogam Tangyuk edition during the Joseon Dynasty is Jipudigi.
[원문] 昨葉荷草 집우디기 性平 味酸 無毒 主水穀血痢 ○生年久瓦屋上 遠望如松 故一名瓦松 六月七月採日乾『本草』
[Voiceover] Cropweed has a normal, sour taste and no poison. It heals the mixture of diarrhea and fecal blood that does not digest food and comes with mucus. ○ It grows on an old tiled roof. It is also called Wasong because it is similar to a pine tree when viewed from a distance. They dig in June and July of the lunar calendar and dry it in the sun[Original foundation]
Pharmaceutical ingredients of herbs in the KFDA process
● Handbook of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of Herbs and Medicines: It is published in the Korea Pharmaceutical Affairs and Pharmaceutical Affairs (KHP), a pharmaceutical process document of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
● Classification of medicinal substances: vegetable medicinal substances
● The Latin name of the medicine: Orostachys Herba
● Origin of medicinal herbs: This drug is an outpost of the rock brush Orostachys japonica A. Berger or other plants of the genus Crassulaceae.
● Drug storage method: Closed container (container that can prevent solid foreign substances from entering and protect the contents from loss of drugs)
the efficacy of a drug
● Herbal medicine and medicinal properties: The taste is sour and bitter, the temperature is cool and non-toxic.
● Herbal area of action (earthoscope, )經): Wasong mainly affects liver and lung diseases.
● the efficacy of herbal medicine
– Hemostasis: Cool the blood temperature and stop the bleeding.
– Clearing fever detoxification: Resolving heat poisoning.
– Treatment Yumchang: It takes moisture and heals the wound.
● an explanation of medicinal properties
– It treats hepatitis, pneumonia, and malaria.
– Heals menstrual irregularities.
– Urine is effective in whitening symptoms such as milk.
– It is effective for nosebleeds, vomiting, and bloody stool.
– Externally apply to hemorrhoids, eczema, and burns.
– There is a pharmacological effect of hepatotoxic protection and alcohol detoxification.
a medicinal method
Put 5 to 15g of outposts in 800ml of water, boil them, divide them in half, drink them in the morning and evening, or make them into powders or pills and take them. When external use, crush or powder an appropriate amount and attach it to the affected area.