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吊干麻

吊干麻
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Name

Diao Gan Ma (Root of Angled Bittersweet)

Sources

The drug is the dried root or bark of Celastrus anguslatus Maxim. (family Celastraceae), growing in waste hillsides or scrubs, and distributed in Southern China and Shaanxi, Gansu of China.

  1. Root of Angled Bittersweet
  2. Diao Gan Ma

The Effect of 吊干麻

Property

Pungent, bitter, cool, slightly toxic; lung, liver and kidney meridians entered.

Actions

Expel wind and eliminate dampness, activate blood, dredge meridians, remove toxicity and kill parasites.

Indications

Tinea capitis, pustulosis, head louse, fracture, rheumatic arthritis, amenorrhea, pruritus vulvae, ulcers and sores.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing.