Ling is also known as 芰.
An aquatic plant of the Ling family.
The provinces of southern China have been cultivated or wild.
The flesh is edible, the tender stems can be used as vegetables, and the fruit has horns, commonly known as water chestnuts.
The taste is sweet, flat and non-toxic.
Ingredients Pulp starch, usually glucose, protein, vitamin B, vitamin C, etc.
It has the functions of quenching thirst, detoxifying alcohol, diuretic and breast milk. Recently, it has been used in civilians for esophageal cancer and gastric cancer.
[食道癌、胃癌] 菱实、紫藤瘤、诃子、薏米仁各9克，煎汤服，一日2次(外国资料)。 [小儿头部疮毒，酒毒(宿醉)] 鲜菱草茎(去叶及须根)60-120克，水煎服。 [头面黄水疮] 老菱壳烧存性，研成细末，以麻油调和涂敷患处。 [赘疣(青年性扁平疣，多发性寻常疣)] 鲜菱蒂(柄)搽擦患部，一日3-5次，可自落.