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皂矾

Zao Fan
Zao Fan #

Name

Zao Fan (Melanteritum)

  1. Zao Fan
  2. 皂礬
  3. Lv Fan
  4. 綠礬
  5. Melanteritum
  6. 绿矾

The Effect of 皂矾

Property

Sour, cool; liver and spleen meridians entered.

Actions

Remove toxicity and eliminate dampness, kill parasites and tonify blood.

Indications

Jaundice, infantile malnutrition, chronic diarrhea, hematochezia, anemia; pharyngitis, aphtha, eczema, scabies for external application.

Dosage and Administrations

It shouldn’t be decocted. Take the pills or powder, 0.8~1.6 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.

Cautions

It is contraindicated to pregnant women and people with dyspepsia.