Oh hello there,I am Charlie,a trusty member of the "Herb Tasters" and also the brainiest E. coli in the colony.
 I know all the secrets of Chinese herbs and their magical healing powers.
 If you are up to a challenge,find me at team HSiTW at the jamboree.
 I am the one in a straw hat,showing them pearls.I will be waiting.

 Hi there! My name is Nu Zhen Chi. This is how I look like.
  Take a closer look; guess which part of me is used as medicine?
(1) the root
(2) the stem
(3) the leaf
(4) the seed

 Ans.(4) the seed
 Name: 女貞子 (Nu Zhen Chi)
 Botanical Name: Ligustrum lucidum Aiton
 I can treat people who are yin deficient, and liver problems that cause dizziness,cataract of the eyes,
lower back pain, premature graying of the hair and tinnitus.

 Hello! My name is Chuan Xiong. This is how I look like.
 Make a guess, which part of me is used as medicine?
(1) the root
(2) the stem
(3) the leaf
(4) the seed

 Ans.(1) the root
 Name: 川芎 (Chuan Xiong)
 Botanical Name: Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort
 I help with blood regulation to prevent relevant to blood stasis and non-stop bleeding.I can also strengthen your qi circulation.
 In addition, I relieve you of physical pain, such as headaches, abdominal aches, chest pain, and muscle pain.
 Finally, I free the ladies of menstrual disorders and amenorrhea.

 What’s up? My name is Dang Gui. I can:
(1) stop coughing
(2) regulate mense
(3) reduce internal heat

 Ans.(2) Regulate mense
 Name: 當歸 (Dang Gui)
 Botanical Name: Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels
 I can remove blood stasis and clots, so I am usually used to regulate menses,lubricate intestines to correct constipation, reduce swelling, expel pus.

 臧堃堂 (2005) 中華材輕百科-現代版本草綱目,山岳文化出版社,台北
 Non-Profit Organization Brion Research Institute of Taiwan.
 Chinese Herb Gallery. Jade Institute
 Herbal Glossary. Shen-Nong- Chinese Traditional Medicine
 Thank you for Non-Profit Organization Brion Resaerch Institute of Taiwan that provide us Chinese herbs and photos.

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    To test the influence of scutellariaon E.coli growth rate


    DH5α pcDNA (ctrl)on SOCagar plates

    SOC broth


    15 ml tube、50 ml tube

    96 well plate



    Day 1

     1.Culture 4 tubes of DH5α(with pcDNA)in 15ml centrifuge tubeovernight: 2ml SOC with 2ulAMP

     2.Blendscutellariaonstock(concentration 10mg/ml)

    Day 2

     1.Preparesix15ml centrifugaltube, each containing 1ml of SOCand 2ul AMP

     2.Put the six tubes into a 37°C water bath for five minutes.

     3.After five minutes, take out the six tubes and add 1ml ofthe overnight culturedbacteria liquidinto the six tubes.

     4.Culture them for another two hoursin a 37°C shakerto make sure if they cangrownormally.

     5.Prepare five kinds of concentration of scutellariaon, 10μg/ml, 3μg/ml, 1μg/ml, 0.3μg/ml, 0.1μg/mlby serial dilution.

     6.Prepare eighteen 50ml tubes, each contains 29.1ml of SOC,and 0.3ml schutellariaon solution(with five kinds of solution).

     7.Put the eighteen 50ml tubes into the 37°C water bath for five minutes

     8.Add 0.6mlbacteria liquidfrom the six tubes

     9.Examine the OD of each tube every 30 minutes


    From this result, we can see that the growthratesof the control and different concentration are very simular. Therefore, we know that that scutellariaonwon’t influence the growth rate of E.coli.