wu mei 烏梅﹐bai mei 白梅﹐
Wu mei (literally means black prunes): the plums are collected before they are almost ripe and baked in low heat till brown in color and are covered until they turned black.
Bai mei (literally means white prunes): the green (unripe) plums are collected and pickled in salt water, then dried under the sun, which turns them white.
Lu e mei : The flowers are being used. The variety that has green calyx is called lu e mei, literally means plum (flowers) with green calyx.
Uses: to disperse liver stagnation, to calm stomach, to transform phlegm, treat globus hystericus (sensation of a lump in the throat), lack of appetite.
Dosage: 3 to 4.5 g
Wu mei was incorrectly listed by Chinese
medicine Dictionary 中華人民共和國藥典. Now has been corrected and listed as
Armeniaca mume Sieb.
用量：3 ～ 4.5 克。
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Last update: Sept 9, 2013; 12:30 a.m. LAH