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皂荚子

皂荚子
皂荚子 #

Name

Zao Jia Zi (Semen Gleditsiae Sinensis)

  1. 皂莢子
  2. Semen Gleditsiae Sinensis
  3. Zao Jia Zi

The Effect of 皂荚子

Property

Pungent, warm; lung and large intestine meridians entered.

Actions

Relax the bowels, dispel wind and dissipate heat, resolve phlegm and dissipate nodulation.

Indications

Dry feces, Scrofula, sores and boils, tinea, hernia, hematochezia, tenesmus due to dysentery, asthma due to excessive phlegm.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 5~9 g, or made into pills or powder. Proper dosage is for external application. Pounded into powder for applying.