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当药

Dang Yao
Dang Yao #

Name

Dang Yao (Herba Swertiae)

  1. Dang Yao
  2. False Chinese Swertia Herb
  3. 當藥
  4. Herba Swertiae

The Effect of 当药

Property

Bitter, cold; liver, stomach and large intestine meridians entered.

Actions

Clear damp-heat and strengthen the stomach.

Indications

Diarrhea, poor appetite, hypochondriac pain, jaundice due to dampness and heat.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 6~12 g, or made into powder. Cut down the dosage for children. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.