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波叶大黄

Name

Bo Ye Da Huang (Radix et Rhizoma Rhei Undulati)

Sources

The drug is the dried root and rhizome of Rheum undulatum L. (family Polygonaceae), growing in grassland on mountain slopes, and distributed chiefly in Qinhai, Gansu, Shaanxi of China.

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The Effect of 波叶大黄

Property

Bitter, cold; stomach and large intestine meridians entered.

Actions

It is used as purgative for the treatment of constipation of heat type, jaundice due to heat and dampness, sores, carbuncles, burns and scalds.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~10 g, or made into powder for oral taking. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.

Contraindication

It is contraindicated to pregnant women and the weak.