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白薯莨

白薯莨
白薯莨 #

Name

Bai Shu Liang (Tuber Dioscoreae Hispidae)

Sources

The drug is the dried tuber of Dioscorea hispida Dennst. (family Dioscoreaceae), cutivated or growing in hilly scrubs or near forests, and distributed in Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Yunnan, Tibet of China.

Costituents

The drug contains dioscorine.

The Effect of 白薯莨

Property

Pungent, bitter, cold, toxic.

Actions

It is used to remove toxic heat, eliminate swelling; for the treatment of boils and sores, syphilis, chancre, traumatic injury.

Dosage and Administrations

Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing, or made into paste.

Cautions

It is for external use only. Avoid taking orally.