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灯心草

Deng Xin Cao
Deng Xin Cao #

Name

Deng Xin Cao (Rush Pith)

  1. Deng Xin Cao
  2. Medulla Junci
  3. 燈心草
  4. 灯芯草
  5. Rush Pith
  6. Junci Medulla

The Effect of 灯心草

Property

Sweet, mild, slightly cold; heart, lung and small intestine meridians entered.

Actions

Clear away the heart fire and reduce pathogenic fire, induce diuresis and treat stranguria.

Indications

Stranguria, edema, damp-heat jaundice, upset insomnia, difficult urination, pharyngitis, nocturnal fretfulness infinfants, trauma.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 1~3 g or 15~30 g of the fresh product, or made into pill or powder. Mixed with cinnabar when treating upset insomnia. Proper dosage is for external application, stir-bake it into charcoal and then grind into powder for sprinkling, or pounded for applying with fresh product.

Cations

It is contraindicated in case of urinary incontinence or deficiency-cold in lower energizer.