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透骨草

Tou Gu Cao
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Name

Tou Gu Cao (Herba Speranskiae Tuberculatae)

  1. Tou Gu Cao
  2. Tuberculate Speranskia Herb
  3. Herba Speranskiae Tuberculatae

The Effect of 透骨草

Property

Pungent, bitter, warm, slightly toxic; liver and kidney meridians entered.

Actions

Dispel wind and eliminate dampness, relax tendons, activate blood and alleviate pain.

Indications

Dermatophytosis due to cold-damp, sores and boils, rheumatoid arthritis, contracture of muscles and bones.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing.

Cations

It is contraindicated to pregnant women.