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Densefruit Pitany Root-bark

Densefruit Pitany Root-bark

Applications:
Action:To remove damp-heat detoxicating and dispel wind.
Indications:Skin inflammation with yellowisb watery discharge, eczema, rubella, tinea, scabies; acute rheumatic arthritis; jaundice with dark urine.
Usage:For external use, appropriate quantity to be decocted for washing or ground into powder for topical application.
Clear heat and release toxins.
Remove damp and stop itching
Properties:
Combinations:Boils and ulcers or itching of the skin. Dittany bark (Baixianpi) is used with Flavescent sophora root (Kushen), Phellodendron bark (Huangbai) and Atractylodes rhizome (Cangzhu).
Dosage:6-10 g

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Chinese Gentian (Longdancao)

 Chinese Gentian (Longdancao)

Chinese Gentian is the dried root and rhizome of Gentiana Manshurica Kitag.The drug is collected in spring and autumn.

Pharmaceutical Name:

Radix Gentianae

Botanical Name:

Gentiana scabra Bge.
Gentiana triflora Pall.
Gentiana manshurica Kitag.

Common Name:

Chinese Gentian

Source of Earliest Record:

Shennong Bencao Jing

Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:

The roots, or rhizomes, are gathered in autumn , dried in the sun and cut into pieces.

Properties and Taste:

Bitter and cold

Meridian:

Liver, gall bladder and stomach

Functions:

To clear heat and dry dampness
To reduce fire in the liver

Indications and Combinations:

1. Damp-heat syndrome:

a) Damp-heat jaundice .
*Use with Oriental wormwood (Yinchenhao) and Capejasmine (Zhizi) .

b) Damp-heat leukorrhea manifested as pain and swelling in the genitals and eczema.
*Use with Phellodendron bark (Huangbai), Flavescent sophora root (Kushen) and Plantain seed (Cheqianzi).

2. Upward attack of liver fire manifested as headache, distending sensation in the head, red eyes, deafness and pain in the coastal regions.
*Use with Scutellaria root (Huangqin), Capejasmine (Zhizi), Bupleurum root (Chaihu) and Clematis stem (Mutong).

3. Fever, spasms and convulsions.
*Used with Uncaria stem (Gouteng) and Ox gallstone (Niuhuang).

Dosage:

3-10 g

Cautions:

This herb is contraindicated in cases with weakness and cold in the spleen and stomach.

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Siberian Cocklebur Fruit

Siberian Cocklebur Fruit

Siberian Cocklebur Fruit is the dried ripe bur with involucre of Xanthium sibricum Patr.(Fam. Compositae).

Action: To dispel wind and damp,and to relieve nasal obstruction.

Indications: Headache caused by windcold; sinusitis with nasal discharge; urticaria with itching;
arthritis with muscle contracture caused by damp.

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